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.

Welcoming New Students - 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