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    Eubie Gets Fit

    The UB mascot, Eubie Bee, gives the hula hoop a try. It's not easy with wings!

  • student playing cornhole

    Fun and Games

    A student plays bean bag toss (aka cornhole) at UB Rec Day 2015, which took place in September.

  • two students on treadmills

    Step it up

    Two UB students give some of our Recreation Center equipment a try at UB Rec Day 2015 on Gordon Plaza.

  • two students holding a basketball

    on the rebound

    Students get ready to square off in the Basketball Free Throw competition at UB Rec Day.

  • faculty team at the beeball classic

    game plan

    Each year at the BeeBall Classic our students face off against UB faculty and staff.

  • three students hold up photobooth photos

    Play to the Crowd

    Of course, the BeeBall Classic rivalry wouldn't be nearly as fun without a cheering section! Here, some students show off photobooth pictures taken at the game.

Annual Events

Don't miss these time-honored UB traditions—they only take place once a year!

  • BeeBall Classic

    Students face off against the faculty and staff at this annual basketball game. So far, our students are undefeated!

    Year Students Faculty/Staff
    2016 46 61
    2015 45 36
    2013 45 39
    2012 48 25
    2011 34 30
    2010 30 19
  • UB Rec Day

    Each year during fall Welcome Week (typically late August/early September) we invite the UB community to participate in a number of friendly recreational competitions.

    The results from UB Rec Day are below. Stop by the next UB Rec Day and your name could make the list!

    Contest male Female
    Free-Throw Contest Grinvydas Dainys
    Bridget Thompson
    Tricycle Obstacle Course Kevin Carpio
    14.33 seconds
    Rebbecca Bakre
    19.76 seconds
    Tricycle Drag Race Eugene Yi
    6.22 seconds
    Shanna Germain
    8.66 seconds

2017 events/closures

Date Event Time Location
Dec. 20-Jan. 2 Winter Break 2016-17 Closure
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure
Jan. 30 Indoor Soccer League Registration Deadline 5 p.m. Register Online
Jan. 30 Basketball League Registration Deadline 5 p.m. Register Online
Feb. 2 Late Night At The REC 7-10 p.m. Recreation Center
Feb. 23 Movie Night At The REC 7-10 p.m. Recreation Center
March 13-17 Spring Break – Recreation Center Open
May 24 Summer Operating Hours in Effect (see below)
May 27-29 Memorial Day Weekend Closure
July 4 Independence Day Closure
July 21-23 Artscape Weekend - Academic Center Closed
Aug. 21 Normal Operating Hours in Effect (see below)
Sept. 2-4 Labor Day Weekend Closure
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Holiday Early Closure 5 p.m. Recreation Center
Nov. 23-26 Thanksgiving Holiday Closure

Recreation Center Hours

Normal Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Summer Hours*:
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
*effective May 24 - August 20

Last Published 5/1/17