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Student Life


Campus Wide Programs

These major programs are involve much of the university and help foster a sense of community on our large campus. Many campus wide programs run for multiple days and consist of many smaller events spread all throughout the campus.

Ongoing Programs

Late Night UB

Late Night UB

A series of fun activities for UB students who live on- or off-campus. Programs take place on Friday nights in the Student Union and in the Western New York community. From interactive game shows, to paint parties, to dodgeball tournaments, there's something for everyone at Late Night UB! Programs are hosted by student groups and the Student Programming Board and are free to UB students. Whether you stop by for a few minutes or a few hours, there's always something to do at Late Night UB!!! Visit the Late Night UB page for more information.

Fall Semester


Opening Weekend

Opening Weekend is a weekend of fun activities including a picnic for new students and families, a Welcome Back Bash for all returning students including a dance party, free food and more, and on Sunday night we have an outdoor movie, a Late Night Pancake breakfast and more.

Fall into UB

Fall into UB is a campus-wide series of special events that are designed to celebrate the beginning of the academic year and welcome new students to the University.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend is an annual event that takes place each fall semester. The weekend offers a variety of events for students and their families to take part in. This years Friday events include an Ice Cream Social, Late Night Jazz Coffeehouse and Bingo. Saturday's main event is an Evening of Comedy. The events on Sunday include a family brunch and afternoon of music.

Haunted Union

Haunted Union is a two day-long series of fun, Halloween activities and traditions, including a haunted house, pumpkin carving contest, and much more.

Festival of Traditions

We have a lot of different traditions celebrated here! Visit us in the Student Union lobby and learn something new about your holiday traditions and maybe something new about someone else's! We will have great food from holiday traditions, crafts for a cause, holiday craft creations and much, much more!

Spring Semester



Winterfest is a day to relax and enjoy a series of both indoor and outdoor events. This event is free to all UB students, faculty and staff.

Countdown to Commencement

Countdown to Commencement is a University-wide tradition that celebrates the accomplishments of our graduating seniors. The highlight is a Senior Brunch served by UB faculty and staff.


Every spring, UB students, alumni and volunteers gather to participate in Oozefest, one of the nation's largest collegiate mud volleyball tournaments. It is one of UB's most beloved traditions and continues to grow in popularity every year.

Student Union

About the Union

Information about the Student Union and the services it provides.

Student Activities and Organizations, Campus Life | 150 Student Union | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14260-2100 | Tel: (716) 645-2055 | Fax: (716) 645-2371 | E-Mail: General | Commuter Services | Special Events