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 2018

First Impressions by the Numbers

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.


Summer Orientation - July 2017

New domestic undergraduate students are set up for a successful start at UB. Academic, service and student organizations work together to share:

  • Academic requirements and faculty expectations
  • Out-of-classroom experiences and activities
  • Campus services and resources
  • Insights and the importance of making personal connections

6,511 attended orientation:

  • 4,784 students
  • 1,727 parent/family members

By the numbers:

  • 22,644 meals served
  • 3,358 students housed
  • 85+ student clubs

9 out of 10 student attendees felt:

  • welcomed as an important member of the UB community
  • a sense of pride in attending UB
  • that Orientation Leaders eased their fears

97% of parent/family attendees agree they:

  • feel prepared for common transition challenges
  • are prepared to discuss alcohol and other drugs
  • believe UB cares about student health and safety

Welcome Weekend - August 2017

Required and optional activities to kick-off the new school year:

  • 30,000 total student attendance, in over 50 unique events
    • 3,100 students form interlocking UB for annual photo
    • 3,066 attend “The Hookup” sexual educational programming
    • 2,000 Welcome Back Carnival participants
    • 1,500 enjoy Welcome Bash/Paint Party
  • 7,829 campus residents move in
    • 420 Move In Crew volunteers lighten the load

Year One

Supporting students through their start at UB with programs, resources and guidance:

  • 23,000 involved students using UBLinked
    • 159 UBLinked events during the first week
  • 5,700+ students complete initial AlcoholEDU/Haven course requirements
  • By September, 99.9% of all students met NYS immunization requirements
  • 40+ fall Life and Learning Workshops support new students
  • Students access to individual consultations/coaching available with “transition specialists”

Homecoming and Family Weekend - October 2017

Parents and families reconnect with their students:

  • 5,500 Carnival attendees
  • 2,250 enjoy Friday night Pep Rally and bonfire
  • 1,692 attend Homecoming football game
  • 561 enjoy the Family Brunch event
insight publication cover - fall 2017.

Contact Information

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