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UB – The Game

Posted by Tim on October 28, 2021 in Honors Program Announcements, Student experience, Work Study Opportunity

Navigating life at The University at Buffalo can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be! Join us as we play our version of The Game of Life and learn about campus resources and involvement opportunities that will help you succeed in your future career.

This interactive board game is designed to lead students through what four years at UB might look like, incorporating campus experiences, extracurricular activities, and academics into a quest towards the end goal for students – graduation!

Location: 228 Student Union Date and Time: 
Thurs., Nov. 4 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Pumpkin Decorating

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2021 in Honors Program Announcements, Student experience

Join Student Engagement for some Halloween fun! Students will have the opportunity to decorate their own mini pumpkin.

All supplies will be provided and this event is free for all students. 

Location: Student Union LobbyDate and Time: 
Wed., Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Featured Eperiential Learning Network Projects

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2021 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Honors Program Announcements, Student experience

Become a Virtual Tutor for South African Youth
As a volunteer for this project, you will tutor high school students in South Africa via Google Meets or Zoom. The highest need is currently for tutors in Mathematics and Geography.

Contribute to GWEM Magazine
Global women’s empowerment is desperately needed. With so many challenges and obstacles related to access and equity, it is critical that we come together to highlight stories of women and women’s initiatives empowering communities and making change.
Student sitting and looking out a window.
Collaborate with Africa New Hope Project (ANEHOP)
ANEHOP supports communities through social innovation, sustainability, and economic empowerment. You can help steward the next phase of its evolution by contributing in the areas of women’s health, computer applications, and more!

Apply for Funding to Support Your Mentored Project or Virtual Conference Presentation

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Honors Program Announcements, Information Session, Student experience

The Experiential Learning Network offers funding to support undergraduate students working on mentored projects or presenting at virtual conferences. To apply, complete the application steps via our website by October 6, 20201!Project Funding: Take your innovative projects to the next level with funding to support your work related to projects listed on the Project Portal.Conference Funding: Share the exciting results and impacts of recent or current projects at an upcoming virtual conference presentation.
Apply for Funding

Comedy Night With Myq Kaplan!

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Student experience

Comedy Night With Myq Kaplan! 

May 1 – 7 – 8 p.m.Take a break from studying and join Student Engagement for a night of laughter with a virtual performance from comedian Myq Kaplan! Connect virtually and get a one-of-a-kind personalized comedy show featuring standup comedy jokes, quarantine tips, life advice, philosophy, solidarity, and more! 
Register on UBLinked! 

Trick Out Your Tassel!

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Student experience

Trick Out Your Tassel! 

April 27 and May 5 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Calling all 2021 graduates! Join Student and Alumni Engagement and come to Trick Out Your Tassel! Join in-person on Tuesday, April 27 in room 228 – SU and Wednesday, May 5 – room 222 -SU between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and come decorate your graduation cap! Students will have access to different materials to use to decorate a 10×10 piece of cardstock that represents their graduation cap!
Participating virtually? No problem! 

All graduating students are welcome to participate by submitting an image of your decorated cap to this form between Monday, April 26, and Monday, May 10 to be entered into the Trick Out Your Tassel Contest! 1st place and 2nd place in all categories will receive a UB Alumni Prize Pack and all submissions will be considered for “Best in Show” for a chance to win a UB diploma frame valued at $200. Contest Categories include Most Creative, Most Inspiring, Best Display of UB Spirit, and Most Humorous.

Earn Experience Credit for being a Peer Writing Consultant

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Student experience

Are you a strong, confident writer in your major?  Do you enjoy helping and mentoring fellow students?  If so, I invite you to take HMN 380:  Writing Center Theory and Practice in the Fall of 2021.  In addition to strengthening writing and teaching skills, this course is the pre-requisite for applying to work in the Center for Excellence in Writing as a peer writing consultant. This small, experiential seminar is fun, engaging and interactive.  We need writing consultants across different disciplines and we value diversity.  Email with any questions. 

HMN 380:  Writing Center Theory and Practice

Section #21138

T/Th 2:20 – 3:35​


UB Paint Night!

Posted by Tim on April 1, 2021 in Alumni, Event, Networking, Student experience

April 16 – 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Alumni and Student Engagement are excited to present UB Paint Night as part of Countdown to Commencement! Open to all current UB students, this program will allow students to participate, both in person and virtually, in a guided paint night by a professional artist to create a UB and Buffalo themed painting!
While this event is open to all current UB students, priority in-person seating will be given to 2021 graduating students! In-person seating is limited to 50 students.

Participating virtually? No problem! All virtual participants will be provided a shopping list, digital art template, and a Zoom link to participate from home! 

Freaky Mind Games with Christopher Carter

Posted by Tim on March 30, 2021 in Event, Student experience

April 2 – 8 – 9 p.m. Join Student Engagement for a night of wonder with a virtual Mind Reading event with Christopher Carter! Christopher Carter has been named entertainer of the year by Campus Activities Magazine, and he has appeared at over three thousand college campuses. What he does is hard to describe. He’s been called the world’s greatest mind reader. But he’s not psychic. He has no special powers. He’s just in the business of freaking people out. 
Students and staff will experience an interactive “mind-reading” demonstration, followed by Christopher teaching them some of the skills he uses to pull it off. Viewers will also learn about advanced memory techniques, body language, and observation skills. In the end, participants learn how to present a few “freaky mind games” of their own.
Register on UBLinked! 

Orientation Leader applications are now being accepted!

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2021 in Job Opportunity, Paid Student Experience, Student experience, Student Job Opportunities

Want to spend your summer:

  • Assisting new students in their transition to college at UB?
  • Building connections with peers and staff across campus?
  • Growing your individual leadership skills?
  • Making unforgettable memories?

Apply to join the 2021 Orientation Leader team! Orientation Leaders have the opportunity to share their unique UB stories with the incoming class and make an impact at the start of their journey by showing new students that they are supported; they can find others who share their identities, goals, and passions; and they matter and belong.

Summer Orientation 2021 will be a virtual program. Orientation Leaders will live on campus with their teammates this summer in order to have equal access to the technology/resources they need to successfully facilitate the program, as well as have opportunities to form connections with peers and staff!

The position is paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour for a total ranging approximately from $2,000 to $3,000, paid throughout Summer Orientation and Welcome Weekend. Please note: this is a pre-tax amount.

You will find detailed information about the position on UBLinked. You can apply by completing this application on UB Linked, which includes a Big Interview video activity — so don’t wait until the last minute because you will need to film part of your application!

We’ll be accepting applications through March 17 at 11:59 p.m. We welcome all undergraduate students, from all majors and backgrounds to apply.

For questions, please contact Val Luutran in Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs,