Getting Started

“... One of the best things about the UB Card is that you can track your balances online and you and your parents can, at any time during the semester, make a deposit...”

UB Card at 1Capen is currently open for appointments only. Make one at 1capen.buffalo.edu.

General Information

Your UB Card is your official University at Buffalo ID and is used across campus: Getting into your residence hall, working out at the gym, and attending campus events are all made easy with this multi-purpose card.

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Key Uses

  • Meal Plans
  • Dining Points
  • Campus Cash
  • Door Access
  • UB IT Access
  • Library access, online and in person
  • Access to athletic facilities
  • Access to sporting events
  • Student Identification
  • Campus Transportation/UB Stampede

Faculty/Staff UB Cards

Faculty and Staff receive their first UB Card (magstripe only) free of charge, if the upgraded chip technology card is required there is a fee. You should verify with your department which style card you need. If a card is lost or stolen the fee for replacement is $20 (Magstripe only) or $23.50 (chip style). We cannot accept credit card or cash payments so a replacement card for Faculty/Staff would have to be paid for through their FlexiBull Bucks account on their UB card. You can add to that account with a credit card online at get.cbord.com/myubcard. For your convenience we can mail a replacement card to your home address. Please send an email to us at ubcard-info@buffalo.edu using your UB email account and include your full name, person number and mailing address, the fee would be $25.00.

Eligibility

You will be eligible for a UB Card once you are registered for class. New freshmen or transfer students obtain their UB Cards at their orientation session. All other undergraduate and summer-only students may obtain their UB Cards at the UB Card Office during regular business hours. Your UB Card is valid while you are a registered student. If you leave UB and return at a later date, that card will become valid again. It is a valuable resource for any time you spend at UB. All registered students must have a UB Card and carry it with them at all times.

Your UB Card is Non-Transferable, it can ONLY be used by the person named on the card. If your card is being used by any other person it will be confiscated. The fee to replace a confiscated card is $25, and is non-negotiable.

Online Students

The UB Card Office is pleased to share with you the recent development of a UB Card made just for our Online Students. We have worked with the Graduate School of Education to produce a non-photo UB Card that we can provide to our online participants. The card contains most of the elements of a traditional UB Card.

The cost of the card is $23.50, which will be charged to your University Account and your UB Card will be mailed directly to you.

Each request will be confirmed by verifying course registration records. This card is not meant to be a substitute for a traditional UB Card; it is intended to verify that you are a member of the extended University Community. If in the future you come to campus to continue your studies or research then you must obtain the traditional photo UB Card. You will be able to exchange this card towards the purchase of a traditional UB Card.

To apply for an Online Program Official UB Card, please fill out this application.

Card Fees

$23.50

Initial Card / Replace lost or stolen card / New photo when card shows minor signs of abuse.

$10

New photo when card shows no sign of abuse / New photo when changing official UB status (name or status) / Reprint when card shows minor signs of abuse.

No Charge

Reprint when card shows no signs of abuse / Reprint when changing official UB status (name or status).

$25

Reprint a confiscated card.

UB Card Office

The UB Card Office issues all UB Cards. You can visit the UB Card Office online to take care of many important UB Card activities such as reporting a lost card, or adding money to your Campus Cash or Dining Points accounts. The UB Card Office has two locations on campus. Hours of operation are available on our Locations page.

North Campus
Capen Hall
1Capen
(716) 645-6344
South Campus
Diefendorf Hall
1Diefendorf
(716) 829-3682

School of Dental Medicine

For faculty, staff, and students of the School of Dental Medicine that need to use the SunRay lab terminals, please contact the UB Card office to obtain your first card or replacement card. The new smart cards are a new program and additional information is needed.

Card Policies

For more detailed information, see the UB Card Policies

For UBit information please refer to www.buffalo.edu/ubit/

Student Advantage

Add Student Advantage to your UB Card for only $45 for four years of discounts!

Save Online & In-Store:

Here is a small sample of some current discounts:
Amtrak
Save 10% on Rail Fares
Greyhound
Save 20% on Bus Fares
Footlocker.com
Save 10% on Purchases of $50 or More
Lenovo
Save up to 25% on Online Purchases
eBags
Save an Additional 10% Plus Free Shipping
TicketMonster
Save an additional 10% OFF any ticket

Already Received Your UB Student Advantage Card?

Don't forget to activate your card. The security code is '717' for all UB Cards.

Make sure to bookmark studentadvantage.com to find all the places your card is accepted for discounts nationally and around University of Buffalo.

In order to sign up for Student Advantage, you must visit a UB Card Office location.