Oozefest is one of UB’s most popular traditions and one of the largest mud volleyball tournaments in the United States, held each spring.
Check In: 8:30 a.m.
Tournament Begins: 9:00 a.m.
Location: UB Oozefest Mud Pits (St. Rita’s Lane and Frontier Rd, UB North Campus)
Oozefest 2024 will be on Saturday, May 4, 2024! We can't wait to celebrate 40 years of Oozefest with you!
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.
Student Engagement offers two types of ways for students, faculty, staff, and friends to register for Oozefest: teams and free agents. Teams can have a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 8, while free agents can be single players who would like to join an open team.
Interested in playing? Here's what you can expect for registration.
Want to play but don't have a team? Sign up as a free agent! Student Engagement will match free agents to new teams or teams that are looking for more players to complete their team.
From there, these newly formed teams will work together to complete and pay for their team registration.
All teams must pre-register for Oozefest in order to be able to play in the tournament. Check back in March 2024 for information on registering for the next tournament!
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.
All volunteers must attend one volunteer training – dates, times, and locations will be located on the volunteer registration form.
Oozefest is an all-weather event. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of Oozefest:
If you are interested in supporting this campus tradition, please contact: