Vibrant Campus Life

Students at the football stadium smiling with Victor E. Bull.

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!

Student clubs and organizations

students playing cricket.

Like cricket? How about skydiving, Kendo or sailing among hundreds of others? You can join nearly any club you can think of at UB.

Our students are a diverse group of people with many different interests. You’ll find evidence of this diversity in the more than 200 clubs and organizations you can join on campus. These include fraternities and sororities, along with clubs that are specifically geared toward international students.

Go Bulls!

Male cheerleader, holding Bulls flag, running onto the UB Stadium field.

UB is home to 20 NCAA Division I sports teams. That gives Bulls mascot "Victor E. Bull"—and you—plenty to cheer about.

Welcome to Bulls territory. UB has 20 NCAA Division I athletic programs, many of which have long and storied traditions of success, from a football program that has produced numerous NFL players, to a women’s rowing team that has won some of the nation’s most prestigious regattas.

Diverse recreational facilities

Alumni Arena Recreation Facility.

UB provides numerous workout facilities, from Alumni Arena to outdoor green-spaces and exercise areas in certain dorms and apartment complexes.

If you’re looking to try a new sport when you arrive on campus, or just want to get fit or stay in shape, UB’s Alumni Arena is the place to be. Students have free use of the facility’s weight room, Olympic-sized swimming pool and various athletic courts. You’ll also find a range of on-campus programs that promote health and wellness, including intramural football (soccer) and yoga and cooking classes.

World-renowned speakers

UB's Distinguished Speakers Series has welcomed dozens of renowned figures, including leading thinkers, politicians, Hollywood celebrities and religious leaders.

What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, Jane Goodall and Stephen Colbert all have in common? They’re among the dozens of world-renowned speakers UB has hosted over the decades as part of its hugely popular Distinguished Speakers Series.

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