Student Unions

Student Unions provide a variety of services, facilities and programs designed to meet the needs of our students and UB community.

About Us

The University at Buffalo's Student Unions are an essential part of life on campus.

  • We create a welcoming, fun, and relaxing social heart of our campus.
  • We provide a safe space for every member of the campus community to build pride and character, create life-long memories, and share ideas.
  • We deliver innovative, student-focused, and sustainable services to meet and exceed student needs.


None at this time.

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Student Unions provide a welcoming space designed to meet the needs of everyone at UB.

Welcome Center

Located on the first floor of the North Campus Student Union is the Welcome Center. There the staff can provide you with event information, directions, room reservations and more. 

Event Space Reservations

There are a variety of spaces that you can reserve at UB, including indoor and outdoor space, and space on both North and South Campus.

Chalk Talk

Looking for a way to express yourself? Check out Chalk Talk on the first floor of the Student Union. This innovative community engagement tool started in 2014 by re-purposing an old chalkboard. Now, Chalk Talk is a way for our community members to communicate freely through drawing, sharing favorite quotes and even posting math equations! We invite you to come express yourself on Chalk Talk during your next visit to the Student Union. We only ask that all messages are respectful.

Gratitude Tree

Stemming from a divisional book read, When Likes Aren’t Enough, by Dr. Tim Bono and candid conversations amongst Directors, the idea of a visual way for students, staff and faculty to express themselves, reflect, and practice gratitude evolved.  We invite you to visit our office in 235 Student Union to obtain a leaf.  We also have the ability for those not on campus to obtain a leaf by completing this form.  Leaves are added weekly on “Thankful Thursdays”. 

As leaves are added throughout the semester, our campus community will watch our tree grow. 

As we return to campus after navigating through a pandemic, what better time to reflect on things to be grateful for?  


Paint A Bull

Show us your pride! The Paint A Bull located outside of the Student Union is a fun and creative way to advertise events or to just express yourself. From sundown to sunup the Bull is open to be painted by any person or group. Once the sun rises, the Bull cannot be touched until sundown the next day. A few rules: bring your own supplies, show respect to Buffalo and to members of the community and ONLY the Buffalo can be painted. Be creative and have fun!

Game Room

Check out the NEW Game Room on our third floor.  Got a competitive side or just need to escape?  The Game Room boasts three arcade basketball games, two ping pong tables, foosball tables, bubble hockey, board games, oversized games and more awaiting you!  Bring your UBCard and prepare for fun! 


September 1- December 16- Wednesday & Thursday- 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Reflection Room

Located on the third floor of the Student Union.  This space is intended for those who seek a quiet space for self-reflection, meditation and/or prayer. Reflection is individual to each person. Please respect others’ space and practice appropriate physical distancing.  

Lactation Room

Clean, private and comfortable space for nursing parents. Located on the third floor of the Student Union, room 325.  This room has a chair, table and movable work desk.  The room is accessed by a swipe card and is secured by a privacy lock.  Other Lactation Rooms on campus can be found here.

Print Kiosk UB Print Anywhere (powered by Wepa)

UB students receive a semesterly quota of free pages to print assignments at any of 40 print station kiosks. Learn how to easily print your assignments from your smartphone (using the Wepa Print app), any computer, a computing site, a USB drive and more. Located on the second floor of the Student Union.  


The Student Union Piano located in 145A is provided for use by the UB community and enjoyment of all. Players must follow the piano guidelines which can be found on the piano as well at the Student Unions Welcome Center.

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin boards are available throughout the Student Union.  Post, advertise events, job postings and apartment listings. Conveniently located on the first, second, and third floors.

Ticket Services

If your club or organization is hosting an event that will utilize the services provided by the Ticket Office, please contact our Ticket Office Coordinator at (716) 645-2055.

UBITName and password required

Blue Table Food Pantry

Consistent access to nutritious food is necessary part of being a successful, healthy student. Should you experience an unanticipated hardship, we can help connect you to groceries.


Lockers are available through Student Unions and can be rented out by semester or full academic year.

Student Organizations

The Student Unions are home to many of our student organizations. Stop by the Student Engagement Office in 150 Student Union for a current listing or to inquire about student groups.


  • Maria Wallace — Director
  • Johnny Garcia— Assistant Director for Student Unions
  • Liz Hladczuk — Reservations Coordinator
  • Danielle Coats – Operations Coordinator
  • Don Erb — Sustainable Operations Integration
  • Lorenzo Guzman — Program Coordinator
  • John Kisker — Assistant Director of Facilities Operations


Student Unions

Student Life

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

Phone: (716) 645-2055; Fax: (716) 645-2371


Student Union Regular Hours - through 12/20

Building Hours *
  • Open 24/7
Welcome Center *
  • 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
* Fall Recess - Schedule Change

Closed:  Wed 11/24 from 6:00 p.m. through Sat. 11/27

Harriman Hall Hours - through 12/20

  • 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • (event only) *vaccine shots - Saturday & Sunday


Closed: Thurs 11/25

Student Services Help

You’ll find the answers you need in our Get Help section.

Guidelines and Procedures

Student Life supports a number of procedures designed to ensure student safety, promote respect and enhance the UB experience.


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