Top 5 hidden UBIT secrets

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Published March 14, 2024

In survey after survey, we find UB students are missing out on valuable software and services. 

#5: Microsoft Copilot AI

This is actually a new offering, and one worth paying attention to. Harness the power of AI for analysis, writing and other content creation, including graphics, with Microsoft Copilot. Just sign into Copilot with your UBITName and password, and Microsoft will never use any information that you input or obtain from a Copilot session to train AI models. 

As with all generative AI tools, please check with each instructor about its appropriate use to ensure that you are abiding by UB’s academic integrity policy. 

#4: Have some fun: Level Up your gaming

If you’re a gamer, head over to Level Up, UB’s premiere gaming site. Located in Lockwood 2 North on North Campus, Level Up features over 50 games, over 50 gaming PCs, an Esports arena, and over a half dozen console pods.  

#3: Free UB-provided software titles

UBIT offers a lot of free software. Take some time to check out the full list. 

Some particularly helpful titles included Microsoft 365, which includes Teams and OneDrive, Zoom and Box file storage/sharing. 

With Microsoft 365, UB students can take advantage of the full suite of apps, including OneDrive file storage/sharing, Teams and Word/Excel/PowerPoint. 

Adobe Creative Cloud is also available for use on the iMac computers in Silverman’s 3rd floor library. 

If you need to collaborate on a group project, use UB’s Zoom. Tools like Zoom AI Companion offer chat summaries and allow for collective brainstorming.  

#2: Free tech support that comes to you: Tech Squad

UB Tech Squad and the UBIT Help Center are your tech superheroes. Tech Squad will meet you anywhere on North or South Campus to troubleshoot your device at no cost. Pick your appointment online, or visit the UBIT Help Center on the 3rd floor of Silverman Library.  

#1: Device discounts

UB partners with vendors like Apple, Dell and Lenovo to get discounts on devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, and even web cams.   

UB students are entitled to additional discounts from a number of other vendors, on not just hardware, but streaming services and software. 

Once you have your new laptop, stop by the 3rd floor of Silverman Library to plug into a UltraWide monitor


Much more

For a full list of IT services you get as a UB student, visit New students are encouraged to check out  

Need more help?

If you need help with any of the services listed above or on UBIT’s website, contact the UBIT Help Center online or call (716) 645-3542.