Explore

Find all 12 locations on North Campus new students should know.

The Explore Challenge has ended. Use this page to learn about important locations on UB's North Campus. 

Explore North Campus

Visit the 12 locations listed below to familiarize yourself with important North Campus places, and the resources or services you'll find there. 

You can start in any location! Then, follow the instructions in the video to find the next location. 

How to complete EXPLORE + get UB Gear

  • At each location, find the 'Explore' poster with a unique QR code.
  • Scan the QR code to watch a short video and learn what's important about this location, plus hear insider tips from Orientation Leaders.
  • Collect the secret letter shared in the video.
  • Once you've visited each location and have all the secret letters, unscramble to reveal the secret code. 
  • Bring the secret code to Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs and claim your free UB gear (long sleeve t-shirt, short sleeve t-shirt or UB umbrella) between January 30 and February 11.

Once you complete Explore, stop by 112 Student Union (Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs) between January 30 and February 11 with the secret code to claim your UB gear. 

Help getting around campus:

Getting lost and finding your way around campus is part of this challenge! Use the resources below to help you explore.

12 Explore Locations

(1) Natural Sciences Complex (NSC)

photo of student walking in front of NSC.

(2) Bridge between Natural Sciences Complex (NSC) and Talbert Hall

photo of students walking between classes in NSC hallway / staircase.

(3) Tutoring and Academic Support Services (TASS)

Tutoring and Academic Support Services (TASS) provides resources to help students achieve academic success, including one-on-one tutoring and study group sessions. The Capen Hall space was photographed in February 2020.Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

(4) Oscar A. Silverman Library (Capen Hall)

Photo of students studying in Silverman.

(5) 1Capen

Photo of students studying in Silverman.

(6) Printing Station in Knox Hall

Photo of print kiosk in Knox Hall.

(7) Tunnel between Knox Hall and Student Union

photo from inside tunnel between Knox Hall and the Student Union.

(8) Student Union

Photos of North and South Campus in the SummerPhotographer: Ariel Namoca.

Clue located at the Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC), room 240.

(9) Student Union Marketplace and Eatery

photo on the ground floor of the Student Union looking in at the SU marketplace (food eatery).

(10) Center for the Arts (CFA)

photo of main entrance to CFA on North Campus.

The clue is outside of the center suite, room B-51. 

(11) Alumni Arena

Students and fall colors around with the newly installed Alumni Arena banner on North Campus in September 2021.Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

(12) Flint Loop Bus Stop

photo of bus stop at Flint Loop on North Campus.

Need Help?

Helping new students transition to life at UB:

University at Buffalo
112 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6125