Congratulations and welcome to the University at Buffalo. To assist you we’ve assembled a comprehensive packet of information, designed to help get you started and help you to make an easy transition into your new role.
In your Welcome Packet, you will receive information regarding access to your computer and other computer resources, email access, parking and parking permits, dining, library access, campus services and how to get around. You will also learn about how to get your permanent UB Card.
Your Welcome packet should be waiting for you when you arrive for your first day. If for some reason you haven’t received it, please let your supervisor know, and please call the Human Resources Customer Service Center 716-645-7777
All new faculty and staff will receive an invitation to a benefits orientation. At the orientation you will learn all of things that you need to make the best decisions concerning your benefits for you and your family.
When you were hired, the Office of the Chief Information Officer – Central Information Technology Services, created a UBIT user name for you. To access the University of Buffalo’s computing resources, you will need your UBIT username and password.
If you need assistance, you can contact the CIT Help Desk by phone, 645-3542 or email.
Your UB Card serves as a picture form of ID. It provides access to a wide-variety of services and benefits available on all campus sites at UB. You may use it for dining dollars, access to buildings, obtaining your parking permit, library access, and other services as part of UB’s campus community. To get your UB Card you will need to visit one of the UB Card Offices. For your convenience we have locations on both the North and South Campuses.
UB Card Office (North Campus)Map 228 Student Union Monday-Friday: 9 am - 4:30 pm Telephone - (716) 645-6344 Fax - (716) 645-3948 E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
To park in one of the University’s designated parking lots you will need a parking permit. If you did not receive a parking permit in your welcome packet, please visit one of the Campus Parking offices and complete a permit application.
If you already have a UBIT name and password, you can complete the form online.
If you visit the parking office in person, you will need to present your UB Card or an appointment authorization form. Authorization forms may be obtained from your supervisor. For further information regarding UB Campus Parking, please visit the campus parking website.
You may want to keep up with the latest UB News by reading The Reporter, UB’s campus newspaper. Issues of the Reporter are printed and published online. You can read The Reporter and other UB News publications by clicking here.
Do you need directions to or around any of our three campuses? You can print detailed maps, learn about campus buildings, where to park, the campus shuttles, and get special information about disability access by consulting our extensive collection of campus and facility maps. The campus bus and shuttle schedule is available through the Parking and Transportation Services website.
Child Care The University at Buffalo Child Care Center (UBCCC) is a service for faculty, staff and students and provides care, Monday through Friday, 7:15 AM to 5:45 PM, for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. UBCCC is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. (accreditation details)
The Early Childhood Research Center Preschool (ECRC) is administered by the Department of Learning and Instruction of the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education. It is one of the few preschool programs in the country to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Enrollment in the Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC) is open to the community and the University students and staff. The ECRC has both a morning and an afternoon program for children ages 2-5. Click here for more information.
North Campus 15 Christopher Baldy Hall (716) 645-2379
The UB Bookstore Visit the University Bookstore to purchase books, computer products, apparel and gifts, supplies, gift cards and more. For information, click here.
University Libraries As the largest public university in the SUNY system, we have excellent library services available for faculty and staff, as well as volunteers. Your UB Card serves as a "library card" and may be used in the undergraduate library and several specialty libraries on the North and South campuses. For more information about library resources, hours and privileges, please click here.
Dining Dollars Debit Card Dining Dollars are the most convenient way for University at Buffalo faculty and staff to purchase meals and snacks on campus. Dining Dollars is the name for pre-paid debit card account you can set up to work with your UB Card. Dining Dollars can be used at any UB Dining Service locations or in the hundreds of vending machines on campus. And, we will give you a 10% bonus if you deposit $200 or more in your Dining Dollar account. That’s a considerable savings!!
To open your Dining Dollars account simply stops by the UB Card office in the Commons or in Harriman Hall. Your plan will be set up and ready to use before you leave the office. We accept cash, checks, MasterCard and VISA. If you have any questions stop by our offices, call us at 645-6344 or e-mail us at email@example.com or visit the website.
Campus Dining, Shops & Vending UB offers a wide variety of dining options for flexibility and convenience such as dining centers, restaurants, snack bars, a food court, concessions and vending machines. Catering is also available upon request. Campus Cash and Dining Dollars accepted at all locations. To learn more about menus, locations, hours of operation, or for specific contact information visit the Student Affairs website.
The University at Buffalo is committed to the safety, health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and the public. Faculty and staff have the responsibility to promote health and safety in their environment and operations. All members of the University community are expected to support this commitment.
Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) In consultation with stakeholders, have developed safety and environmental compliance standards, policies and procedures to guide the University community in meeting its commitment to safety. See the EH&S website for details on these policies and available training or contact the EH&S Service Request Line at 829-2401.
University Police (x2222) In an emergency call ext. 2222 from any campus phone - or 645-2222 from a non-university phone. University Police is the first to respond to all medical, fire and criminal emergencies on campus. Members of the academic community and visitors to the campus are encouraged to report crimes or other emergencies to the department's dispatcher by dialing 2222 from any campus phone.
Blue Light Phones Direct Lines to Public Safety are available at key locations on each campus. In an emergency situation, just lift the telephone from the hook and University Policy will automatically be alerted to your location on campus.