University at Buffalo Alumni Reunion Weekend 2020 with image of Hayes Hall Clock Tower.

This June, reconnect with old friends and meet new people at this university-wide celebration. Highlights include Golden Reunion celebrations, lectures, tours, the UB Alumni Association Achievement Awards and special celebratory dinners.

2020 Schedule

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Future of Leadership: Annual CLOE Conference

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Building, 955 Main Street

Open to everyone

The UB School of Management's Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE) presents its annual conference. This year’s featured speaker is Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. The conference brings together hundreds of leaders from business, nonprofit and academic worlds, featuring presentations from School of Management faculty, scholars and experts.

Cost: Yes. Separate registration from Reunion Weekend is required.

6-9 p.m. Alumni Association Achievement Awards

Marriott Buffalo Niagara, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst

Open to everyone

You’re invited to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding alumni at the 2020 UB Alumni Association Achievement Awards ceremony and reception.

Cost: Yes. Separate registration from Reunion Weekend is required.

Friday, June 5, 2020

9:30-11:30 a.m. Campus Tours

UB North and South Campus

Open to everyone; limited space

Tour UB North and South campuses by bus, with highlighted stops along the way. Note: The same tour will be repeated on Saturday. Select one.

Cost: Yes / Included in Golden Reunion package

12-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn with Students

403 Hayes Hall, South Campus

Open to everyone

Enjoy lunch and an interactive panel discussion inside iconic Hayes Hall with current students to learn what UB is like today.

Cost: Yes / Included in Golden Reunion package

1-4 p.m. Open House and School of Architecture and Planning 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Hayes Hall, South Campus

Open to everyone

The School of Architecture and Planning invites all alumni to its open house in renovated Hayes Hall. Faculty in the school’s research centers present their latest projects, and an exhibit featuring work by alumni during the school’s first 50 years is on display.

Cost: Free

2-3 p.m. Lifelong Learning for Alumni: Session One

Hayes Hall, South Campus

Open to everyone; space is limited.

Choose one topic to attend:

Topic A:     THC to CBD: Making Sense of Medical Marijuana

We will take a look at the pharmacology and mythology surrounding the use of cannabis as a medical product.

Topic B:     The UB Poetry Collection and James Joyce

Learn how the poetry collection began in the 1930s and what it is known for today. We’ll specifically explore the world’s largest collection of manuscripts and works by and about the renowned Irish author James Joyce.

Cost: Free

3:15-4:15 p.m. Lifelong Learning for Alumni: Session Two

Hayes Hall, South Campus

Open to everyone; space is limited.

Choose one topic to attend:

Topic C:     South Campus Revitalization Plan

A large-scale effort to revitalize UB’s South Campus has been underway for several years. Hear about updates to the project and find out what is next.

Topic D:     The New Face of Philanthropy

We’ll explore the evolution in ways to give back to causes you care about, how new generations are influencing charitable giving, and planning for philanthropy later in life.

 

Cost: Free

5:30-7:30 p.m. Alumni Welcome Reception

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Building, 955 Main Street, Buffalo

Open to all alumni and their guests

Calling all UB alumni and their spouses, partners and friends—you’re invited to a grand reception! You’ll meet alumni from all UB schools, plus gather with your own school if you wish. Reception includes beverages and hors d’oeurves.

Cost: Yes / Included in Golden Reunion package

6:30-8:30 p.m. MBA Reunion Classes of 1980-1985

Home of Dean Paul Tesluk

Open to alumni from the classes of 1980 to 1985 and their guests

Are you a member of the School of Management’s MBA class of 1980 through 1985?  Join fellow alumni for a very special evening at the dean’s home.

Invitation only.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

8-11 a.m. Spring Lecture Featuring Roy Vongtama, MD, '00

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Building, 955 Main Street., Buffalo, Second Floor Atrium

Open to all alumni and their guests

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences annual spring lecture featuring alumnus, actor and board certified oncologist Roy Vongtama, MD ’00.

Breakfast will be available from 8–9 a.m.; program begins at 9 a.m.

Cost: Yes / Included in Golden Reunion package

Noon-1:30 p.m. Golden Reunion Luncheon

Harriman Hall, Ballroom, South Campus

Open to all alumni from classes 1970 and earlier

Did you graduate from UB in 1970 or earlier?  Everyone who graduated 50 or more years ago is invited back to campus to celebrate with fellow alumni at this formal luncheon inside iconic Harriman Hall.

Cost: Yes / Included in Golden Reunion package

2-4 p.m. Campus Tours

UB North and South Campus

Open to everyone; space is limited.

Tour UB North and South campuses by bus, with highlighted stops along the way. Note: The same tour is offered Friday.

Cost: Yes / Included in Golden Reunion package

5-7 p.m. Department of Psychology Centennial Celebration

UB Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Pl., Buffalo

Open to everyone

Join UB’s Department of Psychology as it celebrates its 100th anniversary! With an evening of networking, camaraderie and reminiscing about the tremendous growth of the department since 1919, the reception includes beverages and hors d’oeurves in the beautiful upper level of the Anderson Gallery. Alumni can connect with one another and with current and former faculty members.

Cost: Free, registration required.

6-9 p.m. Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Reunion Dine Arounds

Open to UB medical school reunion celebrants 

Alumni of the Jacobs School gather at Buffalo venues to celebrate medical school reunions with their classmates! Find out where your reunion is located by viewing the registration page.

Cost: Yes

5:30-7:30 p.m School of Nursing ABS Party with the Dean

Home of Dean Marsha Lewis

Open to all graduates of the accelerated baccalaureate degree (ABS) program and their guests.

Are you a member of the School of Nursing's ABS program?  Join fellow alumni for a very special evening at the dean's home.

Invitation Only

6:30-9:30 p.m School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 25th–50th Class Reunions

Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse, Amherst

Open to pharmacy alumni celebrating a reunion from 25th to 50th year.

Reconnect with fellow pharmacy alumni as we celebrate 25th – 50th reunions.

Cost: Yes

6-9 p.m. School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Classes of 2000-2015

Resurgence Brewing Company, Chicago Street location

Open to pharmacy alumni from 2000-2015 classes.

Alumni from the pharmacy and medical schools will meet at Resurgence Brewery's new Chicago Street location for an evening of fun and reminiscing in one of Buffalo's newest entertainment districts! Menu includes beer, wine and food stations.

Cost: Yes, $25/person   

Sunday, June 7, 2020

11 a.m.–4 p.m. UB Day at the Bisons

Sahlen Field, One James D. Griffin Plaza, Buffalo

Open to everyone.

Join your fellow alumni to cheer on the Buffalo Bisons. We have reserved Center Field Pavilion, which includes an all-you-can-eat, pre-game buffet of ballpark-style food and a game ticket. Register early, as space will be limited. Pre-game buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; first pitch at 1:05 p.m.

Cost: Yes.

Across the university, graduates are coming back to campus to reconnect with old friends and meet new people. Take a tour, listen to a lecture, and have some fun back on UB's campus this June. Register now and be part of the fun.

Honor your anniversary

Reunion weekend is the perfect opportunity to give back to the university that gave so much to you. Help support the UB students of today and tomorrow, like those before did for you.

Show off your UB pride

Support your university and UB Bulls sports teams with a complete line of apparel wherever you live. The source for official university apparel and gifts, Campus Tees has what you need to show your UB spirit.

Recommended Hotels

We have negotiated discount rates at the following two hotels. Please use the links below to book your rooms. Don't forget to mention University at Buffalo in your reservation. Limited number of rooms available, book early!

The Reikart House

5000 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226

Call: 716-839-2200
Email: info@reikarthouse.com
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Hyatt Place

5020 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226

Call: 716-839-4040
Email: bufza.rfp@hyatt.com
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Shuttle service

On-campus shuttle service will be provided on Saturday morning to the Downtown campus for Spring Lecture Day, returning back to South campus in time for the Golden Reunion Luncheon. 

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact Janice at 716-645-3312 or email us at ub-alumni@buffalo.edu.

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