Vibrant Campus Life

What is an average day at the University at Buffalo? There really is no such thing. With more than 300 academic, cultural and recreational clubs to choose from—plus lectures and faculty presentations, outdoor movie nights, performing arts and so much more—your day can be anything but ordinary. Plus, our 20 NCAA Division I sports teams will have you showing your True Blue spirit.

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So many things to do!

Students dancing.

Students attend a concert during Spring Fest, one of many free programs on campus that provides an alcohol-free environment for students to enjoy.

What do you feel like doing today? No matter what it is, there’s a good chance we have an event that matches your interest. You can do a lot of things at UB. We assure you that being bored isn’t one of them!

Our UB traditions

New student taking a picture with Victor E Bull during Welcome Weekend.

Students travel thousands of miles to attend UB for more than the academic opportunities. They also seek out UB for experiences they’ll remember long after they graduate. You’ll see this when you get here. UB has many unique traditions that forge lasting connections and memories.

A culture of safety

Campus police officers.

UB is committed to providing all members of its campus community with a safe, friendly and welcoming environment to live, learn, work and visit. We are a diverse, multicultural institution that welcomes and celebrates the people who live, work and study at our campuses. Our largest campus is located in Amherst, N.Y., which is ranked among the safest cities in the country.

Student making a heart shape with her hands.

Students like you are what make our campus community great. Our diversity and international engagement make us more inquisitive as scholars and more compassionate as human beings. Our doors remain open to everyone. Buffalo, New York is known as the City of Good Neighbors for good reason.  Here, we take care of one another. Here, you'll be supported by friendly people willing to help you if you need it. Here, you can be yourself while being a part of an exciting American city.

Campus-wide celebrations

Students participate in the International Fiesta.

UB takes great pride in the many cultural events students host throughout the year.

Enthusiasm for our undeniable cultural diversity is what makes UB such a welcoming place. You won’t have any trouble finding an international-themed event happening on campus, from our annual International Fiesta and International Education Week to our multicultural bazaars.

Watch UB’s campuses come to life!

Opening Weekend

Video of students enjoying all of the activities that occur during Opening Weekend

The Beauty of UB

How to get involved in campus activities