Make plans now to attend the 1995 celebration of Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 13-14. This special weekend can awaken memories of warm friendships with fellow graduates and with the university. The packed line-up includes lectures, cultural events, sporting events and socials, and the time to tour the campus, work out at Alumni Arena and visit with acquaintances.
The stadium will be full for the football game on Saturday, Oct. 14 against the University of Massachusetts; the weekend also marks the first basketball practice for NCAA Division I competition. If you're not familiar with that national tradition, it's called "midnight madness"-a wild, late-night party in the basketball arena while the men and women practice.
Plan also to attend the dinner and induction of outstanding athletes into the UB Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame. You will meet an array of athletic department staff and coaches and previous winners of this prestigious award. The 1977-78 wrestling team will be inducted along with Stephen Klein, B.S. '87 (wrestling), Lisa Lamey, B.S. '90 (swimming) and Kenneth White, B.A. '88 (tennis), who will be honored for achievements as national champions and All-Americans.
Another highlight will be the "Norton North" Alumni Pre-Game Tent Party intended to recreate the collegial spirit of Norton Hall in the 1960s and 1970s, when the Greeks would gather at tables marked with their letters. There will be a post-game gathering under the tent with Head Football Coach Craig Cirbus and the rest of the coaching staff.
Parents Weekend events and student Homecoming activities will offer additional options for alumni. These include a carnival, pep rally, and The Smothers Brothers.
Most Homecoming events will require preregistration through the Homecoming brochure. If you wish to make a reservation, please contact the alumni office at (716) 829-2608 or 1-800-BUILD UB.