Enjoy Free Events

outdoor night time music concert on campus

There’s always something happening at UB, usually just steps from your door—and for free! See some of today’s hottest bands. Play video games. Take a cooking class. Or cheer on your favorite UB Bulls team.

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The Fun Starts Here

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When you live on-campus, you’ll find a full schedule of social events in your building and around UB. Our staff put together dozens of programs each semester designed to help you meet new friends. The Student Engagement office also offers opportunities to support students' understanding and appreciation of self, other and community through programs and services.

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Walk to Concerts & Shows

day-time music concert held outside

Want to walk to a concert from your residence hall or apartment? You can at UB. Our Center for the Arts attracts some of the biggest names in entertainment. Our popular Distinguished Speakers Series brings renowned leaders to campus each semester. Recent visitors include Stephen Colbert, the Dalai Lama, Al Gore, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell and Jon Stewart. 

Explore Western New York

From world-class art galleries to the World’s Largest Disco, you’ll find more attractions and events than you can imagine—all just a short drive or bus ride from campus. Gaze in wonder at Niagara Falls (just 20 minutes away), or take in the excitement of an NFL game. It’s all right here.