For the Community

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 member of the community, you can purchase a Recreation Membership that will include access to Recreation Facilities on North and South Campus. After purchasing a membership, you will need to provide your Recreation Permit Card to gain access to these benefits.

Membership Rates Month Permit Semester Permit Annual Permit
UB Undergraduate Student* FREE FREE FREE
UB Graduate/Professional Student*
(starting 06/01/2021)
N/A $27 N/A

UB Faculty and Staff*

(new prices begin 07/01/2021)

$25 $85 $195


(starting 07/01/2021)

$35 $105 $230

*Undergraduate/Graduate/Professional Students must currently be enrolled in courses at UB. Faculty and Staff must currently be employed at UB.

**Alumni members are considered community.

North Indoor North Outdoor South Indoor South Outdoor

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

*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 carious 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.

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!


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

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.


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 Cost
Basic Life Support (BLS) $55
BLS with First Aid $75
BLS with Pediatric First Aid (by appointment only)   $75
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED $75
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED (infant & child) $75
First Aid Only (by appointment) $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.


Status Pricing
(per series)
UB Student $30 Student Group Fitness Permit
UB Faculty and Staff $50 Faculty/Staff Group Fitness Permit
Community $60 Community Group Fitness Permit

Group Fitness Permits can 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.

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.