Homecoming and Family Weekend

Marching band member's hand playing a trumpet.

Every fall, families and students reunite to enjoy fun-filled days and nights on campus for Family Weekend. Join us, and be part of one of UB’s most exciting traditions.

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See You in Fall 2022!

Thank you for an amazing Homecoming and Family Weekend! We look forward to welcoming students, family, and friends back to campus in fall 2022 to celebrate our UB Pride and Traditions! 

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Featured Events

There's so much more to experience! Check out our featured activities and on-going events to get ideas for next year!

Hear the Thunder (or Pride!) of the East perform at their Centennial Celebration!

Join us at the Family Weekend Social at Stampede Square before the UB Bulls play!

Wrap up a great Family Weekend at the Family Farewell with cookies and coffee!

UB Cookie Bake Along

Our famous UB Cookies are a hit on campus - and now they can be in your home, too! Grab your apron and a baking buddy and make some sweet memories.

Family Weekend 2020: UB Cookie Bake Along opening video panel.

Cookie Cutting Template and Guide

  • Download the interlocking UB below 
  • Use this as your cutter guide for the shape of your cookie
  • Trim along the top thin blue line as a guide

Chef's Tip: Do not trim inside the "U" or the "B". This will help the cookie maintain some stability.

Get to to Know Buffalo, NY

Buffalo and the surrounding Western NY area have so much to offer! From buffalo wings to the iconic Niagara Falls, there's something for everyone to taste, see, and explore. Check out some of our recommendations below!

Iconic Eats Iconic Attractions Outdoor Adventures

You can’t do much without first filling up on some iconic Buffalo foods that will make you want to come back again and again. Check out a list of just a few of our favorite restaurants to see which delicious Buffalo restaurants you want to try out first!

A plate of sauced buffalo wings on a blue and white checkered table cloth with a side of blue cheese, celery, and carrots.

Buffalo's most iconic food: buffalo wings!

A plate of chocolate ice cream piled high with whipped cream, marshmallows, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Indulge in some delicious desserts in Buffalo.

A red bean burger patty with fresh tomatoes, arugula, and an avocado spread sit atop a freshly baked bun with a side of golden french fries.

The Buffalo food scene has options for everyone!

Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream

Voted the “Best Ice Cream Shop” of 2020 by Buffalo Spree. Visit one (or both!) locations (Buffalo & Lockport) of this artisan ice cream shop. Lake Effect Ice Cream does so much more than make all of their own unique flavors of ice cream. Enjoy artisan sundaes, in-shop cakes, and other ice cream novelties.  

Enjoy great food, fine cocktails, and amazing views at the Terrace. If the weather permits, sit outside on their beautiful patio, which overlooks Hoyt Lake, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Buffalo History Museum.

Enjoy great food, good company, and a variety of house-made craft beers at this iconic Buffalo brewpub and restaurant. Located in downtown Buffalo, this historic building was originally built in 1841 and became the icon it is today in 1997. If weather permits, you can enjoy a delicious dinner on the New Orleans-style wrap-around patio that offers views of Lake Erie sunsets, beautiful city-scapes, and waterfront vistas!

Looking for great vegan options in Buffalo?!  You aren’t going to want to miss this local favorite that offers an entirely vegan menu that everyone can enjoy! Stop at Sunshine Vegan Eats to check out this community-based establishment focused on making plant-based food accessible for all.

Located in an 1800’s blacksmith shop in Williamsville, NY, BriteSmith Brewing takes its name from the subset of Blacksmiths known as “Brite Smiths”. Just as the “Brite Smiths” specialized in tin and pewter to perfect the shine and finish of metals, BriteSmith Brewing specializes in delivering perfectly polished pints. And while there are nods to the past throughout the brewery from the towering stainless-steel “Brite” tanks above the bar, to the wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, BriteSmith is crafting the perfect brewpub experience.

Nestled in the heart of Allentown, this upbeat urban fixture with dry-aged, grass-fed organic beef burgers, craft beers & select spirits in rustic-chic surroundings, is a local favorite. They also enjoy serving up some loaded hot dogs, delicious tater tots, and gourmet non-beef burger options.

It isn’t a trip to Buffalo if you don’t eat the best wings in America. Finding the best wing in Buffalo will forever be locals favorite thing to dispute. The Buffalo Wing Trail consists of 12 places across Western New York that have been found to have the best wings. Depends who you ask, but we would love to hear what you think!

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