Student Life

Committed to Meeting the Ever-Evolving Needs of Our Students

At UB Student Life, we’re committed to providing an environment that sets our students up for a lifetime of success and well-being. Now, with a significant philanthropic investment from alumni and friends who share our vision, we’re making it our priority to invest in facilities and programs that foster health, positive welfare and preparation for career success and fulfillment.

Here is How We Provide Our Students with Spaces as Dynamic as They Are

One World Café, the new “front door” to UB’s North Campus, is an exciting renovation that will provide our students with a state-of-the-art dining and gathering space. Designed by the UB community, for the UB community, the café is slated to open in spring 2022. This premier destination for studying, socializing and exploring other cultures—which will also serve as the home of the University Club—will provide a multicultural environment that reflects our diverse student population. Donor support will help UB amplify the opportunities afforded to our students and create programming that promotes research in such areas as sustainability and community food systems.

Here Is How We Ensure Student Wellness

At UB, we understand that our students need to feel supported and healthy to succeed. Student Emergency Funds—which rely on donor support—ensure that we can provide financial assistance to vulnerable students experiencing unforeseen hardships such as illness, job loss or other personal crises. These funds often mean the difference between a student dropping out of school or continuing to graduation.  

We also aim to offer a comprehensive, holistic wellness experience that supports academic success and improves students’ lives. Your generosity will help us realize our vision to develop a completely reimagined Wellness Center—a vibrant gathering place where comprehensive fitness facilities, unsurpassed health care and innovative health-education programs converge in powerful new ways, all under one roof.

Rendering of One World Cafe, next to Capen Hall.
Here to career.

Here Is How We Take Care of Our Students in Times of Need

Our students are better prepared for life after graduation and more creative than ever before. But we aim higher, bigger and bolder: our target is lifelong career fulfillment. To attain it, we’re transforming how we define—and provide—career counseling and services.

With philanthropic support, we will:

  • Turn campus jobs into career launch pads that teach students specific job skills—as well as general skills such as time management and teamwork—giving student employees a big advantage in landing post-graduation positions
  • Add services to help students navigate the often-daunting course of career planning
  • Modernize and expand our innovative Career Design Center
  • Broaden career services for graduate students
  • Integrate academic and career coaching

We are seeking your investment in the next generation.

The Power of Your Investment

Nurturing and strengthening our students—and opening doors to remarkable opportunities for them throughout their lives—is noble, visionary work. We invite you to make this bold dream a reality. To partner with us. To fund the change you want to see in the world of UB—and the world beyond.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

Three UB students smiling and wearing UB gear.