Watch this iconic tradition take shape from the student perspective.
The Interlocking UB, formed by thousands of incoming first-year students each fall, combines a spirit-rally, mass assembly and human performance architecture in what has become one of the marquee events of Welcome Weekend. Established in 2005, this tradition initiates the unofficial kick-off to the UB experience.
Since its inception, the Interlocking UB has been a physical manifestation of spirit, identity and tradition on campus. Behind the scenes of this human construct, is an engaged team of Student Life colleagues dedicated to keeping the tradition at the forefront of the UB experience.
The Interlocking UB has grown over the years. What started with just a few hundred participants, now welcomes the entire first-year class each August.
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See where the Interlocking UB started, where it is now and all of the excitement in between.
Victor E. Bull serves as the official welcome ambassador, as part of the interlocking UB festivities.
In 2020, UB created a photo mosaic to replace the interlocking UB, which was paused due to COVID-19 regulations.