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Directions and Parking

Commencement ceremonies are held either at Alumni Arena, the Center for the Arts or Slee Hall, all of which are located on UB’s North Campus.

Directions to UB's North Campus

Directions to North Campus

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Coordinates: 43.001, -78.790

Street address: Flint Entrance, Amherst, NY 14260
(Note: this is not a mailing address)

From the West (Cleveland, Erie, Chicago)

Take the I-90 East until you reach the I-290 (past the Buffalo airport exit). Take the I-290 West (toward Niagara Falls) to Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

From the East (Rochester, Albany, New York City)

Take the I-90 West until you reach the I-290 (just past tolls, follow State University signs). Take the I-290 West (toward Niagara Falls) to Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

From the Buffalo Niagara Airport

Exit the airport following the signs leading to Route 33 West toward Buffalo. Route 33 (Kensington Expressway) begins at the West Gate of the Buffalo Niagara Airport. Take Route 33 West to the I-90 East to the I-290 West. Take the I-290 West (toward Niagara Falls) to Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

From the South (Pittsburgh)

Take I-79 North to Erie, PA. Take the I-90 East until you reach the I-290 (past the Buffalo airport exit). Take the I-290 West (toward Niagara Falls) to Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

From the North (Canada)

Take the QEW south to St. Catharines. Follow Highway 405 to the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge and continue east over the bridge (toll) into New York state. Once across bridge take the I-190 South. Follow I-190 South until you reach the I-290 East and proceed until Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

If taking the QEW to the Peace Bridge, take the 190 North to the I-290 East and follow the same directions as above paragraph.

Special Event Parking–Commencement

There are many parking lots around Alumni Arena, the Center for the Arts and Slee Hall; please see the UB North Campus Map for details. During commencement ceremonies, guests are welcome to park in faculty/staff and student parking lots; a UB hangtag is not required. Please note:

  • The Parking and Transportation website lists service advisories for lot changes/restrictions due to special events or construction. 
  • For larger special events, tune in to 1620AM for updates and information on reserved parking and traffic directions.

Coventry or Flint Entrance–For Most Direct Access

Use the Coventry Entrance (off of Millersport Highway) or Flint Entrance (off Millersport Highway or Maple Road) for the most direct access to events at Alumni Arena, the Center for the Arts and Slee Hall.

Hamilton Entrance–To Avoid Traffic

To avoid most traffic after events, park in Furnas Lot, Jarvis A + B Lots, or Ketter Lot. To access these lots, enter campus from Rensch Road (off of Sweet Home Road), or use the Hamilton Entrance (off the John James Audubon Parkway). Please note that it is a short walk (approximately 7-9 minutes) from these lots to Alumni Arena, the Center for the Arts and Slee Hall.

GPS Coordinates for Buildings

Building Name Latitude Longitude
Alumni Arena 42.999809 -78.781334
Center for the Arts 43.0009982 -78.782920
Slee Hall 43.0004344 -78.783957

Accessible Parking

The upper Baird and Slee Lots are designated as accessible parking for guests with disabilities who have an official tag.

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