University at Buffalo students live and learn on three very different but complementary campuses: the North Campus, in a bustling, inner-ring suburb; the South Campus, in a historic urban neighborhood; and the Downtown Campus, in Buffalo’s dynamic medical corridor.
UB’s North Campus, located just outside the city in Amherst, N.Y., is where most of the university’s core academic programs are offered. Opened in the early 1970s, it is the largest of our three campuses, encompassing cutting-edge academic and research spaces, student residence halls and apartments, award-winning dining facilities, the Student Union and athletic venues. Abundant green spaces, including a recreational lake and a 65-acre living woods, complement the built environment.
The Center for the Arts boasts art galleries, dance studios, a screening room, video production facilities and theaters. But some of the best performances take place in the atrium under its vaulted skylight.
Whether it’s meeting friends for a bite between classes, attending an activity fair or catching an impromptu dance-off, it all seems to come together at the Student Union.
The Spine is North Campus’s main thoroughfare, connecting the Student Union, administrative offices and most academic buildings via a spacious walkway dotted with public art.
Lippes Concert Hall inside Slee Hall is the main performance space for concerts and recitals. At the heart of the venue is the 2,822-pipe C.B. Fisk organ, one of the premiere teaching organs on the East Coast.
The Ellicott Complex is UB’s largest residential facility. Built around six quadrangles, it offers students convenient access to all the amenities of a large university with the friendly vibes of a close-knit community.
Having once graced the façade of Buffalo’s Federal Reserve Bank, Baird Point’s stately columns were salvaged and repurposed to create this iconic North Campus landmark.
The Silverman Library is an innovative learning environment that fosters discovery and connectivity for students, faculty and staff.
At UB, we are as invested in the planet’s future as we are in our students’—a commitment to sustainability that has been internationally recognized.
Holdings in the university archives include early manifestos of punk and original Lone Ranger radio scripts.
The UB community enjoys free access to kayaks, canoes and paddleboards at the 60-acre lake in the middle of campus.
Greiner Hall is the first residence hall in the country built in accordance with the principles of Universal Design.
UB’s South Campus is a Western New York landmark dating back to the 1920s. Situated in a leafy residential neighborhood in North Buffalo, the 153-acre parcel is home to classic ivy-covered buildings and grassy, tree-filled quads along with high-rise residence halls and innovative research and teaching facilities. The schools of Architecture and Planning, Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and Health Professions are all located here.
At Hayes Hall, home to the School of Architecture and Planning, the combination of classic architecture with modern utility creates an inspiring space for students to brainstorm.
UB’s School of Dental Medicine, situated in Squire Hall, has come a long way since its founding in 1892.
The South Campus location of the Brain Museum features almost 90 illuminated specimens, plus photographs, dissections and a world-class collection of slides.
How do humans perform in extreme conditions? With the help of this hyper/hypobaric chamber, located in the Sherman Annex, scientists at the Center for Research and Education in Special Environments aim to find out.
The Analytical Laboratory at Farber Hall is one of three specialized labs that support the Toxicology Research Center, one of UB’s original multidisciplinary Centers of Excellence.
UB is a regional center of the Women’s Health Initiative, the largest study ever undertaken in the U.S. with the goal of gathering essential clinical data on the major diseases affecting women.
With its handcarved mantelpiece and historic oak paneling, the Austin Flint Main Reading Room in Abbott Library is a stately respite for silent study.
The Brain Function and Recovery lab, in Kimball Tower, leverages cutting-edge technology to better understand, and treat, brain injury related to sports, the military and violence.
All of UB’s campuses boast fine examples of public art, like this bronze sculpture, called “Search,” by celebrated Buffalo artist Larry W. Griffis Jr.
The Abbott Library reading room houses custom woodwork from a company that helped furnish the White House.
UB boasts the only museum in the country dedicated exclusively to the human brain.
Historical artifacts on display in the Apothecary Museum include medicinal whiskey and asthma cigarettes.
The pillar of our Downtown Campus is the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which moved there in 2017 following construction of a state-of-the-art building at Main and High streets. Most of our other Downtown Campus entities—including the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions, and the Clinical and Translational Research Center—are located near the Jacobs School in Buffalo’s medical corridor, a quickly growing hub of clinical care, research and education.
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is a central hub of the city’s renowned medical corridor.
With natural light pouring in from all directions, the six-story atrium in the Jacobs School building is nothing short of breathtaking.
Every part of the Jacobs School building, from its in-the-round classrooms to its casual seating spaces, was designed to facilitate collaboration.
The Jacobs School building is located in picturesque Allentown, one of the largest historic preservation districts in the country.
The Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) places clinicians adjacent to clinical and translational researchers—one of only a handful of buildings in the U.S. to do so.
The CTRC houses the ultra-modern UB Biorepository, which is capable of collecting, processing, storing and distributing millions of biological specimens.
The Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS) offers partners in the public and private sectors access to world-class UB experts, high-tech equipment, must-have business support services, funding and much more.
The entities of UB’s growing Downtown Campus, together with area hospitals and research centers, are working together to advance the health of our hometown—and the world.
The seven-story atrium in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building comprises over 19,000 feet of glass.
The first lab in the world devoted solely to the study of cancer was established inside the UB medical school in 1898.
Research projects enabled by the Center for Computational Research include everything from developing “smart bandages” to creating fairer NFL schedules.