Get dirty — and have some good, clean fun — at one of UB’s most popular traditions. Oozefest is held every spring, bringing together more than 1,500 players, volunteers and spectators for one of the largest mud volleyball tournaments in the United States.
Location: Mud Pit on St. Rita's Lane, UB North Campus
This event sells out every year. Reserve your team's slot early!
Oozefest started in 1984 as a way to help students de-stress before exams and bring the UB community together. Today, anyone can play at Oozefest, including students from UB and other schools, staff, faculty, alumni, corporate sponsors and friends. It’s a great way to show your school spirit, hang out with your friends, and win trophies, gift cards and other fun prizes.
Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of Oozefest:
Meeting dates and registration links for 2019 will be posted during the spring semester.
You must register your team online, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so make sure you sign up early. Registration will open in spring 2019.
After you register, you will be required to attend an upcoming mandatory Captains Meeting. If you are unable to make one of the available meeting dates, please assign a delegate from your team to come on the team's behalf. You or a delegate must attend a Captains Meeting for your team to play in Oozefest. If nobody from your team attends, you cannot play.
A portion of every team registration supports the efforts of the UB Fund for Student Life.
You can volunteer individually or as a group. Volunteers are needed to help register people, feed the players and volunteers, referee games, keep score, make announcements, take photos, staff the outdoor showers and keep the area around the mud pits clean. Volunteers must attend a volunteer information meeting to learn more about Oozefest and the specific volunteer areas.
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:
Sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact Student Engagement for more information.