Graduate Admissions Questions Related to COVID-19

Updated Dec. 21, 2020.

COVID-19 Impact at the University at Buffalo

  • Mail and courier services around the world continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Therefore, the University at Buffalo is now issuing electronic I-20s in accordance with SEVP Guidance.  An original I-20 should not be required for visa interviews, at the Port of Entry or for most purposes once students arrive in the U.S. We highly recommend that students print the I-20 when they receive it by email, since not all agencies will allow students to show an electronic I-20 on their phone or computer. Please see for further information.

General Information

We are here to support you! Please bookmark this page and check back often. Answers will be updated as the situation evolves.

During this challenging time, we know you have questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could impact your impending enrollment, especially if you are traveling to us. If you are planning to enroll in a School of Management program in spring, summer or fall 2021, we want you to know that we are busy preparing and planning an impactful academic experience for you, and eagerly awaiting your arrival. However, as of March 17, 2020, we are not taking in-person meetings, appointments, walk-ins or information sessions. We have moved to a fully virtual system for all conversations, recruiting activities, information sessions and events.

For any questions not addressed in this FAQ, contact us directly:

  • For prospective MBAs, Master of Science and doctoral students, send an email to
  • For prospective Professional MBA students, send an email to
  • For prospective Executive MBA students, send an email to
  • For all conversations after your initial email, subsequent conversations may take place by telephone, WhatsApp, WebEx, Zoom and/or other digital means of communication.
  • Visit our Admissions Calendar often to see our list of events. We will be adding more daily.

How will you be delivering Spring 2021 courses?

Our University academic teams are working on the Spring 2021 Schedule. We expect an answer mid-semester. When we have an answer, we will advise you by email as well as set up a webinar, so that you will have an opportunity to ask questions.