Campus Life

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UB Card | Transportation | Technology | Graduate Writing Center | UB Libraries | Books |

UB ID card

After you have registered for your courses will be able to obtain a UB ID card. This card establishes your person number which is used to access various library online databases and UB web sites.
To obtain a valid UB ID Card you must:

  • Be a UB student currently registered for courses.
  • Have a valid photo ID as proof of identity - a Driver’s License or non-driver’s license issued by a DMV, a passport and US Military ID are all accepted.
  • Pay a $20 fee.

UB Card offices are located at 228 Student Union on the North Campus.

Campus Cash

To pay for food, books, and other expenses you may want to consider adding Campus Cash to your UB card. You can learn more about Campus Cash including a list of locations that accept Campus Cash at the UB Card site


To travel by car or bus to the University at Buffalo North Campus, use the following Web site, which can also be used for hotel and parking information:

NFTA is the local public transportation system which covers Buffalo, Lockport, Niagara Falls, and all points in between. For more information, please go to:

A parking permit is needed for parking on-campus Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm. If you will not be on campus during those hours, you do not need a permit and will not be ticketed (unless illegally parked in a handicapped or other specially designated parking space).

Permits are free to registered students and can be obtained at any time.

Campus Parking & Transportation


Parking is always available in the Center for Tomorrow Parking Lot, where no parking tag is required. The Center for Tomorrow Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the left as you drive into the campus, using the Flint Entrance (crossing Maple Road).
Shuttles run every 10 minutes, beginning on the hour. Ride the Green Line shuttle to Flint Loop. After you get off the shuttle at Flint Loop, walk into the first building (O’Brian Hall) on the right. Find the elevator and ride to the 5th floor.

Click here to view a map of the UB North Campus. Baldy Hall is Building 11.



UB has many wireless hotspots all over campus. If you bring a laptop, you should be able to get a connection in most places. You will need your UB username and password.



UB has two "cybraries" or computer labs. Located in Lockwood and Capen these are popular spots that fill up fast.


UB Technology services, assistance and alerts can be found at:

The Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Student Association provides the following services through the Graduate Writing Center: Editorial Assistance and Tutorial Support. These services are provided for the assistance of Graduate Students who are preparing term papers, theses, dissertations, articles for publication, curricula vitae, and other writing projects. Please feel free to visit us during posted office hours, or contact us via e.mail, with questions and/or appointment requests. For more information visit here.

UB Libraries

UB Libraries provides a vast array of resources, including Reference services, Inter-Library Loan, Database access and computer stations.

The Libraries own more than 3.6 million volumes as well as media, and special collections. Cybraries, located in the Libraries, provide access to more than 500 computer workstations. The Libraries subscribe to 350 research databases and more than 10,000 electronic journals. Many are unavailable elsewhere in Western New York.
~UB Library page

Visit the Library Homepage to find out more.


The Campus Bookstore

The campus bookstore is on the outskirts of the Commons and contains a convenient U.S. Post Office location. See the hours of operation pagefor weekly hours.

Off-Campus Book Stores

Talking Leaves