Student Unions provide a variety of services, facilities and programs designed to meet the needs of our students and UB community.
The University at Buffalo's Student Unions are an essential part of life on campus.
Student Unions is always focused on increasing sustainability in the operations of their buildings and spaces on both north and south campuses. Sustainability is a mindset that can be incorporated into all aspects of our operations including: those that are economic in nature such as purchasing, no cost access to events, and operational innovations; those that are social in nature such as inclusiveness, proactive attention to diversity, and gender equality; and in environmental areas such as energy consumption, waste management, and the stewardship of the Lake LaSalle ecosystem through responsible use standards.
Some Specific Sustainability Action Areas in the Student Unions and the UN Sustainable Development Goals they address are:
Created the Student Life Division Green Office Certification Program which has currently awarded certifications to 10 departments encompassing 16 offices.
Purchased and installed the new UB Standard Recycling Containers and operates the highest visibility Single Stream recycling program in its buildings.
Operates the UB South Campus Community Shared Agricultural Program to provide homegrown produce to UB students, Faculty, and Staff.
Student Unions provide a welcoming space designed to meet the needs of everyone at UB.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/services/print-anywhere/locations.html 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 are available throughout the Student Union. Post, advertise events, job postings and apartment listings. Conveniently located on the first, second, and third floors.
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.
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.
Lockers are located in the following North Campus locations:
Questions regarding lockers can be directed to Student Unions, 716-645-2055.
Step 1: Email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your preferred location (Capen, Norton, or Student Union).
Step 2: Check your email for further instruction on how to pay. Payments must be made with a credit card. Once rental payment is received you will be assigned a locker and receive the combination.
Please note it may take up to 2 business days to receive an assignment.
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.
Closed: Wed 11/24 from 6:00 p.m. through Sat. 11/27
* FALL RECESS - SCHEDULE CHANGE
Closed: Thurs 11/25
Student Life supports a number of procedures designed to ensure student safety, promote respect and enhance the UB experience.
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