For Graduate/Professional Students

A wide variety of programs are offered for our for Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni as well as the general community.


As a graduate/professional student, your Recreation Membership will include access to Recreation Facilities on North and South Campus.

You will need to purchase a membership and provide your UB Card to gain access to these benefits.

Membership Rates Month Permit Semester Permit Annual Permit
UB Undergraduate Student* FREE FREE FREE
UB Graduate/Professional Student*
N/A $27 N/A
UB Faculty and Staff* $25 $85 $195
Community $35 $105 $230

*Undergraduate/Graduate/Professional Students must currently be enrolled in courses at UB. Faculty and Staff must currently be employed at UB.

Recreation Closed 6/19/24

Recreation will be closed at Alumni Arena and Clark Hall on Wednesday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth.

*Hours are subject to change. For real-time updates, please visit the UB Events Calendar.

Our term "Open REC: Sports" encompasses laid-back and inclusive sports activities, designed for individuals with diverse skill levels and backgrounds. We prioritize enjoyment and physical activity over fierce competition, and the best part is, these activities are part of your Recreation membership.

OPEN REC: Programs, our more structured approach to Open REC, let us take the pressure off and allow yourself to enjoy some of our student-led programming.

If you are looking for a job in Recreation, we encourage you to apply so that you can begin to work where you play. We have fun. We play hard. We live well.

Are you a graduate student interested in a REC physical activity course? Graduate students can register for undergraduate courses with approval to enhance their well-being. To imitate the process, graduate students should complete the petition to take a course outside of their major. Once approved, the student will be officially registered.

Recreation offers a variety of physical activity classes for academic credit. At present, approximately 100 courses are offered each semester in areas such as dance, yoga, aerobic exercise, fitness and conditioning, swimming and racquet sports. In addition, courses are offered that may lend to a certification in softball/baseball umpiring, lifeguarding and water safety instruction.

Physical activity 1 and 2 credited courses are repeatable; no more than 8 credit hours of physical activity course work can count towards total credit hours required for Bachelor's degree conferral.

Bulls Team Shop

Welcome to the Bulls Team Shop, a premier athletic retail destination situated on the first floor at 130 Alumni Arena, conveniently positioned across from the Fitness Center. For all your Buffalo Bulls merchandise needs, including branded shorts, t-shirts, sweats, hats, and more, we invite you to visit us today and acquire your UB Bulls gear.

Bulls Team Shop store front.

130 Alumni Arena,
Buffalo, NY 14260


The American Heart Association maintains a training center through a partnership with the University at Buffalo, Recreation Department. CPR, AED and First Aid Training is available to the UB community and the general public.


All incoming medical students, current exercise science and nursing majors need Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Heartsaver does NOT meet this requirement.

CPR Course Pricing

Payments must be made online at time of registration.

Basic Life Support: For the Healthcare Provider Cost
Basic Life Support (BLS) $55
BLS with First Aid $75
BLS with Pediatric First Aid (by appointment only)   $75
Heartsaver: For the Layperson Cost
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED $75
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED (infant & child) $75
First Aid Only* Cost
First Aid $55
Pediatric First Aid $55

*by appointment only

Recreation presents a diverse array of fitness classes each semester. Group exercise involves individuals partaking in guided workouts led by an instructor. Various formats cater to different preferences, providing an array of benefits that can enhance your fitness journey compared to solo workouts.

Among the advantages are exposure to a social and enjoyable atmosphere, access to a safely and thoughtfully structured workout, the establishment of a consistent exercise routine, increased accountability for participation, and the opportunity for a workout that demands no prior exercise knowledge or experience.

Classes are offered only to UB Students and are on a first come, first served basis.


Status Pricing
UB Student FREE
UB Faculty & Staff N/A
Community N/A

Our Intramural Sports Leagues are your gateway to embracing the thrill of playing hard and pushing your limits. As you battle it out with like-minded students, you'll discover the immense benefits of healthy competition. It's not just about winning or losing; it's about the journey of self-improvement, resilience, and determination.

If committing to a whole semester isn't your thing, don't miss out on the excitement of single-day competitions like 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, powerlifting competitions, and more.

Join us now and elevate your campus experience with the ultimate blend of camaraderie, physical fitness, and the triumph of playing hard.

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Outdoor Soccer
  • Flag Football

Future leagues and tournaments coming soon!


Price varies by sport/league. Additional permit required.


UB Intramurals utilizes to register and schedule its intramural sports leagues. IMLeagues is a website specifically designed for college intramural sports departments. A few of the features include online sign-up and scheduling, customizable team pages, message boards, and much more.

All intramural participants are required to create an account on

Welcome to Aquatic Programming at the University at Buffalo! Dive into group & private swim lessons, lifeguard courses, student jobs, and Open REC: Swim. Join us for education, recreation, and a thriving aquatic community.