BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will celebrate
Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 4-6 with a variety of activities
to be held on the North Campus.
Each year, homecoming brings together students, alumni, family
and friends — all decked out in blue and white — to
celebrate UB spirit. And the UB Alumni Association, UB Athletics,
Student Life and the undergraduate Student Association are taking
this year’s event to another level.
“The campus is going to be alive that weekend and we want
to show it off. We want to give UB alumni the opportunity to share
their UB pride with others,” says Erin Zack, associate
director for affiliate programs in the Office of Alumni Relations.
Events will include a window-painting contest in the Student Union,
pregame radio show, homecoming carnival, fireworks and a giant
The main event will take place on Saturday in UB Stadium, where
fans will gather to cheer on their UB Bulls as they face Eastern
Michigan at noon. Prior to the game, Stampede Square —
located in the in the Stadium Parking Lot between the stadium and
Millersport Highway — will come alive with family-friendly
entertainment, interactive activities, live music and giveaways,
all part of UB Athletics’ new initiative to improve the fan
experience at the home football games this year.
UB will welcome two-time Grammy-Award winner Kool & the Gang
to the UB Tailgate Concert Series for homecoming weekend. The
funk/pop group, known for the hit “Get Down on It,”
will perform a free concert on Saturday in Stampede Square before
the Bulls take the field. Following the concert, fans can listen to
the football pregame radio show on 1270 AM The Fan, which will be
broadcast live from Stampede Square.
Homecoming and Family Weekend highlights also will include a
comedy show featuring Ben Bailey, winner of two Daytime Emmy Awards
and host of NBC’s “Who’s Still Standing?”
and the Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab,” who will
perform at 7 p.m. Friday in Alumni Arena, as well as the Student
Association’s homecoming carnival, pep rally and bonfire.
SA’s events will run from 5-10 p.m. Friday on the shores of
For a complete listing of events or for more information about
homecoming weekend, visit the Homecoming and Family Weekend