Oozefest is one of UB’s most popular traditions and one of the largest mud volleyball tournaments in the United States, held each spring.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Check In: 8:30 a.m.
Tournament Begins
: 9:00 a.m.
: UB Oozefest Mud Pits (St. Rita’s Lane and Frontier Rd, UB North Campus) 

Event Details

Oozefest is BACK!

We're excited to welcome back one of UB's longest-standing traditions.

Open to Everyone – Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Friends!

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, 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.

Register for Oozefest

All Teams MUST Pre-Register Online!

Registration for teams and free agents has closed. Thank you to all who have pre-registered!

Volunteer for Oozefest

Want to volunteer? Volunteers are a huge part of the success of Oozefest. Without volunteers, Oozefest couldn’t happen! Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, check-in, distribute pizza, snacks, and water, referee the games, keep score, break down, clean up, and just help the event run smoothly.

Volunteer registration has now closed. Thank you to all who have signed up to volunteer!

All volunteers must attend one volunteer training – dates, times, and locations are located on the volunteer registration form.

What to Expect

Oozefest is an all-weather event. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of Oozefest:


Interested in supporting this campus tradition, contact:

Jason Diffenderfer.

Jason B. Diffenderfer

Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement and Campaign Co-Director

Division of University Advancement

914 Kimball Tower, South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 645-2925; Fax: 716-645-3724

Email: jdiff@buffalo.edu

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