Meet People

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Whether you love meeting new people — or you need a little help making friends — you’ll fit in perfectly here at UB.

On this page:

How to Meet New People

Finding people who share your interests and values can help you feel more at home. Here are just some of the places where you can connect with other students and make new friends.

It Takes Time to Make Close Friends

If you think about it, it probably took years to develop close relationships with your high school friends. So don’t be surprised if it takes more than a few days or weeks to feel like you have any best friends here at UB. Meaningful relationships don’t develop overnight. Be patient, and know that some things take time.

Having Trouble Fitting In?

Talk with someone who can help.

• Your RA or CA

• A transition specialist at Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs

• A mental health professional at Counseling Services

Ways to Get Involved

Visit the Get Involved section of this website, where you can search opportunities by keyword, topic or type of event.

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Upcoming student Life Events

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Not to Be Missed

Late Night UB

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Lip-sync battles. Free food. Card games. Foam pits. Sound like a good time? Then you’ll love Late Night UB, which offers alcohol-free events where you can relax and have fun with your friends in a safe, comfortable environment—without ever leaving campus.

Concerts and Shows

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Want to walk to a concert on campus? You can at UB. Our Center for the Arts attracts some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Your Community Center

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The Student Union is a great place to meet up with friends. Located on the North Campus, the Union features daily activities, restaurants, club offices, a store, and multiple lounge and meeting spaces.

Did you know?

Students who are more engaged are typically more successful.

Off Campus

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The Stampede Fun Run can take you to some of the area’s most popular restaurants, movie theaters and malls.

Athletics & Intramurals

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Love sports? Get your "horns up" and cheer on our Division I teams, including football, basketball and baseball. Or join some of your new friends on our intramural teams.

Explore More: WNY

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From world-class art galleries to the World’s Largest Disco, you’ll find more attractions and events than you can imagine—all just a short drive or bus ride from campus. Gaze in wonder at Niagara Falls (just 20 minutes away) or take in the excitement of an NFL game. It’s all right here.