For Students

A wide variety of programs are offered for our for Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni as well as the general community.

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As a student, your FREE Recreation Membership will include access to Recreation Facilities on North and South Campus. You will need to provide your UB Card to gain access to these benefits.

Membership Rates Month Permit Semester Permit Annual Permit Day Pass
UB Student* FREE FREE FREE FREE
UB Faculty and Staff* $20 $74 $169 $7
Alumni Association Member* $25 $77 $174 $7
Community Member $25 $88 $199 $7
Ages 6-13 $10 $36 $90 $7

*Students must currently be enrolled in courses at UB. Faculty and Staff must currently be employed at UB. Alumni Association Members must hold current membership.

Faculty, staff, students and the community can use a variety of facilities on the North Campus.

Alumni Arena

Alumni Arena is a world class facility that houses the university's NCAA Division I sports teams and faculty. It's the place for men's and women's Mid-American Conference basketball competition, fitness activities, Distinguished Speakers Series lectures and large-scale events, including general commencement.  The building was constructed in two phases - 1982 and 1985. The addition included a gymnastic area, activity rooms, locker rooms and racket ball courts among other space uses. Alumni Arena also includes a 6,000 seat gym for basketball, wrestling or volleyball (also the site of commencements and lectures by prominent speakers) and a natatorium, The gym is also the site of a 50 meter Olympic pool with a 1.2 million gallon capacity.  It's also home to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Hours and Contact

Regular Hours

Building Hours
Monday - Friday 6:00am - 11:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 7:45pm

Break Hours

Building Hours  
Monday - Friday 6:00am - 7:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:15pm

Contact

alumni arena

Recreation Member Services

Recreation

175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-2286

Email: ub-recreation@buffalo.edu

Directions

Bulls Team Shop

The Bulls Team Shop is located inside Alumni Arena on the first floor, Room 130.

Hours and Contact

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday CLOSED

Break Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday CLOSED

Special Event Hours

The Bulls Team Shop is open during UB Athletics home games that take place in Alumni Arena.

To find a schedule of these special events, visit the UB Athletics website. Go Bulls!

Contact

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Bulls Team Shop

The Official Team Store of UB Athletics

Recreation

130 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-6816

Email: ub-recreation@buffalo.edu

Dance Studio

The mirrored Dance Studio is located inside Alumni Arena on the ground floor, Room 75.

Hours and Contact

Hours change on a weekly basis, please check the UB Events Calendar for real-time schedule.

Ed Wright Practice Facility

The three full-court basketball gym, the Ed Wright Practice Facility, is located inside Alumni Arena on the ground floor, Room 76.

Hours and Contact

Hours change on a weekly basis, please check the UB Events Calendar for real-time schedule.

Fitness Center

The 6,900 sq. ft. Fitness Center with Cardio Deck is located inside Alumni Arena on the first floor, Room 175.

Hours and Contact

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 11:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 7:45pm

Break Hours

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 7:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:15pm

Contact

alumni arena

Recreation Member Services

Recreation

175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-2286

Email: ub-recreation@buffalo.edu

Jogging Track

The 1/6 Mile long Jogging Track is located inside Alumni Arena on the second floor.

Hours and Contact

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 11:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 7:45pm

Break Hours

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 7:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:15pm

Hours are subject to change based on scheduled events, please check the Alumni Arena Monthly Closures for updates.

Contact

alumni arena

Recreation Member Services

Recreation

175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-2286

Email: ub-recreation@buffalo.edu

Locker Rooms

The Men's and Women's Locker Rooms are located inside Alumni Arena on the ground floor. Locker Rooms are equipped with showers, lockers, bathrooms, a steam room and a sauna.

Hours and Contact

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 11:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 7:45pm

Break Hours

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 7:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:15pm

Contact

alumni arena

Recreation Member Services

Recreation

175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-2286

Email: ub-recreation@buffalo.edu

Main Gym

The Main Gym is located inside Alumni Arena on the ground floor, Room 1.

Hours and Contact

Hours change on a weekly basis, please check the UB Events Calendar for real-time schedule.

Member Services

Alumni Arena Member Services is located inside Alumni Arena on the first floor, Room 175.

Hours and Contact

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 11:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 7:45pm

Break Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 7:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:15pm

Contact

alumni arena

Recreation Member Services

Recreation

175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-2286

Email: ub-recreation@buffalo.edu

Pool

The 50-meter Pool is located inside Alumni Arena on the ground floor, Room 86.

Hours and Contact

Hours change on a weekly basis, please check the UB Events Calendar for real-time schedule.

Pro Shop

The Pro Shop is located inside Alumni Arena on the ground floor, Room 29.

The Pro Shop is your resource for equipment rentals, towel service and locker rentals. All UB Students, Faculty, Staff and Recreation Permit Holders can rent lockers, buy and rent equipment and take advantage of our towel service.

Present your UB Card or Recreation Membership Permit to the Pro Shop Attendant to begin rental process.

We are committed to providing excellent customer service, therefore during the periods that the Pro Shop is closed, you will be able to exchange your towel in Member Services, 175 Alumni Arena.

Locker Rentals

Annual
Locker Rental
Valid for one (1) calendar year $40  |  includes lock
Semester
Locker Rental
Valid for one (1) semester
(fall, spring & summer)
$20  |  includes lock
Daily
Locker Rental*
Valid for one (1) day
(until end of building hours)
$2.50  |  includes lock
(receive designated locker)

*Any lock left on overnight will be removed and contents discarded. This is for daily use.

Locker Dumps for Annual & Semester Lockers

It is imperative that lockers are renewed on time. The first day of each month, renewal reminders will go out for all lockers that expire in the following month. In addition, email reminders will be sent indicating when the locker expires.

At the end of the month, all lockers that have expired will be dumped, locks will be changed and contents will be bagged and held in the Pro Shop for two (2) weeks. You will receive a phone call indicating your locker has been cleared out. After two (2) weeks, the contents will be donated to charity.

Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Equipment Rentals

Do you want to play racquetball? A game of basketball? Do you have equipment? Come to the Pro Shop to rent out a wide variety of sports equipment!

Available Equipment

Basketballs Soccer Balls Volleyballs
Outdoor Volleyball Sets Ladderball Jump Ropes
Baseballs Bases Tennis Racquets
Tug-of-War Rope Racquetball Racquets Racquetballs
Badminton Racquets Badminton Nets Kickballs
Softballs Footballs Flag Footballs

Daily Rentals

Any UB Student, Faculty, Staff or Recreation Membership Permit holder can rent equipment for the day at no cost. To rent equipment, you must bring your driver's license and UB Card/Recreation Membership Card to the Pro Shopt. You must have both forms of ID, no exceptions.

Policies

  • You may NOT rent equipment for an academic class.
  • All equipment must be returned by the close of the same day, otherwise a $5.00/day late fee will be charged.
  • All equipment must be returned in the same condition.
  • A fee* will be charged to all lost or damaged equipment.

*Loss/Damage Fees are based upon type of equipment rented.

Extended Rentals

Are you having a picnic, family reunion or a get together with friends? Rent equipment from the Pro Shop!

You must put in your request at least 48 hours before your desired pick-up date.

Hours and Contact

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 11:45pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 7:45pm

Break Hours

Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 5:15pm

Contact

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Jennifer Dynas

Assistant Director for Pro Shop Operations

Recreation

175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-5097

Email: jdynas@buffalo.edu

Racquetball Courts

The Racquetball Courts are located inside Alumni Arena on the first floor.

Hours and Contact

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 11:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 7:45pm

Break Hours

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 7:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:15pm

Reservations can be made starting at 12:00pm. To make a reservation, call Member Services no earlier than two days prior to your desired date/time.

Contact

alumni arena

Recreation Member Services

Recreation

175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-2286

Email: ub-recreation@buffalo.edu

Spinning Room

The Spinning Room is located inside Alumni Arena on the first floor, Room 145.

Hours and Contact

Hours change on a weekly basis, please check the UB Events Calendar for real-time schedule.

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Alumni Arena

REGULAR HOURS

ALUMNI ARENA
Mon-Fri  |  6:00am - 11:45pm
Sat & Sun |  10:00am - 7:45pm

MEMBER SERVICES
Mon-Fri  |  6:00am - 11:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  10:00am - 7:45pm

FITNESS CENTER
Mon-Fri  |  6:00am - 11:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  10:00am - 7:45pm

RACQUETBALL COURTS
Mon-Fri  |  3:00pm - 11:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  10:00am - 7:45pm

JOGGING TRACK
Mon-Fri  |  6:00am - 11:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  10:00am - 7:45pm

POOL
Mon-Fri  |  7:15am - 8:30am, 12:00pm - 1:30pm and 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:00pm

MAIN GYM
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

ED WRIGHT PRACTICE FACILITY
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

BULLS TEAM SHOP
Mon-Fri  |  11:00am - 8:00pm
Sat  |  12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun  |  CLOSED

BREAK HOURS

ALUMNI ARENA
Mon-Fri  |  6:00am - 7:45pm
Sat & Sun |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

MEMBER SERVICES
Mon-Fri  |  6:00am - 7:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

FITNESS CENTER
Mon-Fri  |  6:00am - 7:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

RACQUETBALL COURTS
Mon-Fri  |  3:00pm - 7:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

JOGGING TRACK
Mon-Fri  |  6:00am - 7:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

POOL
Mon-Fri*  |  7:00am - 8:30am, 12:00pm - 1:30pm & 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Mon-Fri**  |  7:15am - 9:00am, 11:00am - 1:00pm &
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Sat & Sun  |  2:00pm - 5:00pm

MAIN GYM
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

ED WRIGHT PRACTICE FACILITY
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

BULLS TEAM SHOP
Mon, Wed & Fri  |  12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tues & Thur  |  2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat  |  12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun  |  CLOSED

*Winter Break & Spring Break Pool Hours
**Summer Break Pool Hours beginning 5/21/2018

Clark Hall

REGULAR HOURS

CLARK HALL
Mon-Fri  |  7:00am - 10:45pm
Sat & Sun |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

MEMBER SERVICES
Mon-Fri  |  7:00am - 10:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

FITNESS CENTER
Mon-Fri  |  7:00am - 10:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

RACQUETBALL/SQUASH COURTS
Mon-Fri  |  7:00am - 10:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

POOL
Mon, Tues & Wed  |  11:00am - 1:00pm & 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Thur & Fri  |  11:00am - 1:00pm & 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sat & Sun  |  2:00pm - 5:00pm

MAIN GYM
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

SMALL GYM
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

DANCE STUDIO
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

BREAK HOURS

CLARK HALL
Mon-Fri  |  11:00am - 7:45pm
Sat & Sun |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

MEMBER SERVICES
Mon-Fri  |  11:00am - 7:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

FITNESS CENTER
Mon-Fri  |  11:00am - 7:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

RACQUETBALL/SQUASH COURTS
Mon-Fri  |  11:00am - 7:45pm
Sat & Sun  |  12:00pm - 5:15pm

POOL
Mon-Fri  |  12:00pm - 1:30pm & 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sat & Sun  |  2:00pm - 5:00pm

MAIN GYM
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

SMALL GYM
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

DANCE STUDIO
Mon-Fri  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar
Sat & Sun  |  Refer to UB Events Calendar

Changes in Hours

CLOSURES

Labor
Day
9/4/17
Fall
Recess
11/23/17 - 11/24/17
Winter
Break
12/24/17 - 1/1/18
MLK, Jr.
Day
1/15/18
Graduation
Weekend*
5/18/18 - 5/20/18
Memorial
Day
5/28/18
Independence
Day
7/4/18

*Only Alumni Arena is closed for graduation weekend; Clark Hall is open.

BREAK HOURS

Fall
Recess
11/22/17 - 11/26/17
Winter
Break
12/9/17 - 1/28/18
Spring
Break
3/17/18 - 3/25/18
Summer
Recess
5/12/18 - 8/26/18

*Hours are subject to change. For real-time updates, please visit the UB Events Calendar.

Open Recreation times vary week to week depending on scheduled events. Open Recreation can include Open Swim in Alumni Arena or Clark Hall Pool and Open Gym in various gym spaces in Alumni Arena or Clark Hall. Open Gym time can be used to play basketball, badminton, soccer and a variety of other activities.

Upcoming Open Recreation Events

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Recreation advertises jobs for students in Bullseye — an online service that makes it easy for UB students to connect with employers. If you are looking for a job in Recreation, we encourage you to sign up with Bullseye so you can begin to work where you play.

Recreation offers a variety of physical activity classes for academic credit. At present, approximately 100 courses are offered each semester in areas such as dance, yoga, aerobic exercise, fitness and conditioning, swimming and racquet sports. In addition, courses are offered that may lend to a certification in softball/baseball umpiring, lifeguarding and water safety instruction.

Physical activity 1 and 2 credited courses are repeatable; no more than 8 credit hours of physical activity course work can count towards total credit hours required for Bachelor's degree conferral.

The Bulls Team Shop is an athletic retail store located on the first floor of Alumni Arena, directly across from the Fitness Center. If you need Buffalo Bulls branded shorts, t-shirts, sweats, hats and more, stop by and pick up your UB Bulls gear today!

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday CLOSED

Break Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday CLOSED

Special Event Hours

The Bulls Team Shop is open during UB Athletics home games that take place in Alumni Arena.

To find a schedule of these special events, visit the UB Athletics website. Go Bulls!

The American Heart Association maintains a training center through a partnership with the University at Buffalo, Recreation Services Department located at Clark Hall, South Campus.

All incoming medical students, current exercise science and nursing majors need BLS certification (or Red Cross equivalent.) Heartsaver does NOT meet this requirement.

Courses

Classes are held on select Monday evenings, Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, depending on the type of class being offered.

Basic Life Support (BLS) classes are offered:

  • Monday  |  6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Saturday  |  9:00am - 1:00pm

Heartsaver CPR/AED classes are offered:

  • Tuesday  |  6:00pm - 10:00pm

Any additional classes, as well as any closures or cancellations, will be listed on the registration form.

Payments may be made at the beginning of class, at the class site by check, cash, money order, or credit card.

Course Date Cost
Basic Life Support (BLS) Select Mondays & Saturdays $55
BLS with First Aid Select Saturdays $75
BLS with Pediatric First Aid (by appointment only)   Select Saturdays $75
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED Select Tuesdays $75
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED (infant & child) Select Tuesdays $75
First Aid Only (by appointment) Select Tuesdays and Saturdays $55

UB Recreation offers a variety of Group Fitness classes every semester. Group exercise is typically described as exercise performed by a group of individuals led by an instructor. A variety of group exercise formats exist and they all offer a variety of benefits you might miss out on if you choose to work out on your own.

Some of the benefits include exposure to a social and fun environment, a safe and effectively designed workout, a consistent exercise schedule, an accountability factor for participating in exercise, and a workout that requires no prior exercise knowledge or experience.

Pricing

Status Pricing
UB Student $30
UB Faculty and Staff $50
Community $60
REC Students* $20

*REC Students must currently be enrolled in a REC class to receive special pricing.

Not sure if you want to commit to an entire semester of group fitness classes? Try a Single Class Pass for $5.

Sign-up for a Group Fitness Permit online by submitting the Group Fitness Permit Request Form. Permits are available for pick-up and payment at Recreation Member Services on North Campus at 175 Alumni Arena 2 business days following form submission.*

Group Fitness Permits can also be purchased in-person at Recreation Member Services on North Campus at 175 Alumni Arena or on South Campus at 113 Clark Hall.*

*Must bring valid photo ID and be 18+ or accompanied by parent/guardian.

A Group Fitness Permit can be used for any and all group fitness classes offered for the semester at either campus. Check the Group Fitness Class Schedule for current offerings.

Personal training is one-on-one or group instruction that incorporates exercise screening, goal setting, and health education.  Following a fitness consultation, a trainer will design a challenging workout routine specifically designed for your individual needs.  Your trainer will be there is instruct you on proper technique, introduce you to exercise that target your specific goals, and motivate you towards your full potential.

Individual Personal Training is a one-on-one program specific to you and your goals, but all of our programs include fitness (strength, endurance, power, cardiovascular and flexibility training), nutrition coaching and wellness coaching.

Must be a registered UB Student.

1-HOUR SESSIONS

  • 10 Sessions  |  $270
  • 5 Sessions  |  $150
  • 1 Session  |  $35

If you are new to exercise or our Fitness Center this may be a great way to get started on your fitness journey. A fitness program includes cardiovascular exercise, strength training and flexibility exercises. Work with one of our certified personal trainers for about an hour to develop a 6-week fitness program for you to follow. You will learn how to complete each exercise safely and effectively as well as how to progress your plan over the next 6 weeks.

Program Includes:

  • Establishing workout goal
  • Orientation to equipment and exercises
  • Progressive weekly workout plan

6-Week Fitness Program  |  $50

We cater to the needs of the competitive spirit in our patrons by providing safe and structured sports leagues. While we do keep track of wins and losses and declare a champion at the end of it all, it is important to keep in mind that the most important aspect we offer is fun!

While the game atmosphere is often competitive, ensuring participant safety, providing a fun, social atmosphere and promoting sportsmanlike behavior among participants, spectators and team followers are our primary concerns. The game atmosphere should remain good-natured at all times. Participants shall maintain good sportsmanship throughout their participation in all facets of the Intramural program.

Players must have a valid UB Student ID, Faculty/Staff Recreation Permit or an Intramural Alumni Permit. Daily Recreation Passes are not acceptable for intramural sports play.

Sport Open Recreational Open Competitive Co-ed Recreational Co-ed Competitive
5v5 Basketball X X    
Flag Football X X    
Floor Hockey X      
Indoor Soccer X X X  
Outdoor Soccer X X X X
Volleyball X X X X

Future leagues and tournaments coming soon!

For more information about Intramural Sports, please email UB Intramurals at ub-intramurals@buffalo.edu.

IMLeagues

UB Intramurals utilizes IMLeagues.com to register and schedule its intramural sports leagues. IMLeagues is a website specifically designed for college intramural sports departments. A few of the features include online sign-up and scheduling, customizable team pages, message boards, and much more.

All intramural participants are required to create an account on IMLeagues.com.

UB Recreation offers Group Swim Lessons for those who are building upon their skills and wish to be among other students and Private Swim Lessons for those who prefer individual instruction (one-to-one with a swim instructor) throughout the year.

Regardless of whether its group or private swim lessons, UB Aquatics swim instructors use an exciting approach to help swimmers of all ages develop a love of the water.