students having a good time during the annual human interlocking u b.

Our Insight publication issued in the fall and spring of each year is a quick glance at the achievements, recognitions and the numbers behind our numerous programs and services.

Fall 2019

Welcoming the Class of 2023

Healthy Mind, Body, & Spirit

  • 8,268 student engagements in Health Promotion initiatives prior to the fall semester

First-Year Orientation

July/August 2019

  • 7,215 total attendees
  • 4,992 first-year students and 2,223 parents/guests attended

Location, Location, Location

  • 78% of first-year students live on-campus
  • 7,700 students checked into on-campus housing, assisted by 550 move-in volunteers

The Tradition Lives On

Welcome Weekend

August 22-25, 2019

  • 3,391 students formed the iconic human interlocking UB as part of the new student welcome

Hungry Bulls

  • 24,520 meals served during Welcome Weekend

We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do

Homecoming & Family Weekend

October 4-6, 2019

  • 5,000+ students and family members attended the UB Carnival and spirit rally bonfire
  • 750+ students and family members took part in the VIP tailgate at Stampede Square
  • The Bulls played in front of a sold out parent and family section with 1,625 tickets sold
  • 7,891 total engagements in family weekend activities

UB Bulls Football

  • 20,042 football fans filled UB Stadium to watch the bulls battle Ohio University on Homecoming Weekend
thumbnail image of fall 2019 Insight.


Summer Orientation

7,418 attended 14 summer orientation sessions between June and August 2018:

  • 5,304 students
  • 2,114 parent/family members

Welcome Weekend - August 24-26, 2018

  • 3,500 students formed the iconic interlocking UB, assembling in UB Stadium for the first time.
  • 23,517 meals served during Welcome Weekend
  • 3,428 attendees at the Welcome Carnival
  • Nearly 1,000 attendees at the on-campus job fair
  • 7, 921 students moved into on-campus housing
  • 338 move-in crew volunteers
  • Through the Here to Career program, Welcome Weekend employed nearly 400 UB students.

First Semester by the Numbers

Homecoming and Family Weekend

  • 10,749 students and family members attended Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities
  • 2,280 students and family members attended the bonfire and pep rally
  • 5,500 students and family members attended the UB Carnival

Student Wellness

Student Wellness (Counseling, Service Health Services, and Health Promotion) collaborate to foster optimal student health and well-being.

  • 14,171 participants in UB Student Wellness initiatives conducted prior to the fall semester
    • 5,284 incoming undergraduates completed alcohol prevention education
    • 5,331 incoming undergrads and graduate students completed sexual assault prevention education
    • 3,556 attended “the hookup” education sessions


insight publication cover - fall 2017.

First Impressions by the Numbers

Contact Information

Dan Kaczmarek headshot.
Daniel Kaczmarek.

Daniel Kaczmarek

Director, Assessment and Research

Supports the values and goals of Student Life by providing timely and reliable information regarding operations and performance.

University at Buffalo
1 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3133