Schedule

Everyone is invited!  From new students to seasoned alumni, family members or faculty members - there is something for everyone! Check out all of our featured events here!

Alumni

Make plans to join your fellow Bulls at Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Increase your knowledge during workshops and classes.

Explore what's new in and around UB, while visting old haunts and connecting with friends.

Get into the spirit and get ready to beat Western Michigan.

Put your horns up all weekend long.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Registration Info

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8-9:30 a.m. - Smart Business Practice Seminar with Dean Paul Tesluk

Dean Paul Tesluk

205 Alfiero Center (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Join School of Management Dean Paul Tesluk to learn how to give your organization a competitive advantage. Today, companies and nonprofits face a relentless pace of change and must continuously innovate to manage complex, dynamic industries. This “new normal” requires a fundamentally different approach to leadership, where every team member takes a leadership role. During Dean Tesluk's presentation, you’ll learn how shared leadership and a clear purpose can cultivate a strong team culture, engage team members and move your organization forward.

This is a paid event that requires registration through the School of Management.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Build Relationships and Manage Conflict in the Workplace

324 Crofts (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: SEMINAR
Learn to effectively manage conflict and achieve win-win outcomes using strategies that strengthen relationships and create a positive work environment. 

11 a.m.-Noon - UB Athletics and Academics - Working Together for Success

Bull Pen, Alumni Arena (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: SEMINAR
We’ll discuss NCAA “hot topics” affecting athletes, and how rules and regulations apply to coaches and UB staff. This session concludes with a behind- the-scenes tour of Alumni Arena and UB Stadium.

Noon-1 p.m. - History of UB Homecoming with University Archives

Online

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: WEBINAR
We’ll step back in time and explore homecoming and other student traditions through photos, audio, ephemera and films with University Archives, the repository of historically valuable UB records. Learn how you can help preserve the university’s history and enhance its student life.

This is a free event that requires separate registration.

Noon-1 p.m. - Digital Marketing with Blackstone Launchpad at UB

220 Student Union (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: WORKSHOP
Learn how to leverage the power of the internet to market yourself or your business. Sean Macaluso, founder of The Mac Groups Inc., and social and digital marketing director for Wahlburgers, is the presenter. 

4-5 p.m. - Using LinkedIn to Leverage Your Alumni Network

320 Crofts Hall (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: ALUMNI WORKSHOP
LinkedIn can be very useful when looking for a new position, or for uncovering opportunities to collaborate and learn. UB alumni have found its expertise, knowledge and contacts help foster exciting careers. Find out how to tap into that network.

4:45-5:30 p.m. - Guiding the Future of Oral Health Research, Together

Butler Auditorium, Farber Hall (South Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE: 125th ANNIVERSARY SEMINAR
Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, will speak.

This is a free event that does not require registration.

5:30-7 p.m. - 125th Anniversary Reception and Tour

Squire Hall (South Campus)

Ideal for: alumni

SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE REUNION
Join fellow graduates of UB School of Dental Medicine for a reception and tour of the school’s new pre-clinical simulation lab.

This is a free event.
RSVP at 716-829-2061 or ss287@buffalo.edu

6-8 p.m. - Heroes and Villains: Perceptions of Characters

105 Harriman Hall (South Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families, students

SCHOLARS ON THE ROAD
Scarlett O’Hara, Cruella de Vil and Darth Vader are just a few famous characters who inspire and rankle us. Why do we identify with villainous heroes like Walter White from “Breaking Bad”? Matthew Grizzard, assistant professor of communication, will share research on how we perceive characters in media entertainment.  

This is a paid event that requires registration.

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

Registration Info

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Pharmacy Alumni Reunion Celebration

Multiple Locations

Ideal for: alumni

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
We invite the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 to the reunion. Join fellow alumni for a continuing education program, luncheon, cocktail reception and dinner.

This event has separate registration and additional events available. Click below to open a new window with details.

Dental Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance

6:30 p.m. - Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Ballroom (Downtown)

Ideal for: alumni

SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE REUNION
All graduates of the School of Dental Medicine are invited as we celebrate our classes ending in 2 or 7!

There is a charge for this event. Click below to open a new window with details or contact the school alumni office to purchase tickets and RSVP at 716-829-2061 or ss287@buffalo.edu.

8:30-10:30 a.m. - Building a Brighter Future for Buffalo: Academic Medical Centers and Why They Matter

Screening Room, Center for the Arts (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: KEYNOTE TALK AND PANEL DISCUSSION
James Marks, MD ‘73, executive vice president, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will speak about the value of an academic medical center in Buffalo. How does it affect medical education and research, patients and families, and the community’s future? What challenges will academic medicine face in today’s health care environment? Panelists from a variety of disciplines will offer responses.  

This event requries a registration fee.

11 a.m. - State of the University Address

Theater, 220 Student Union (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni

President Satish K. Tripathi’s State of the University Address
Amid the hustle and bustle of a new academic year, our university community always takes a moment to gather, pause and reflect.

This year is no exception to that tradition. The sixth annual State of the University address will provide the community an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable progress made together and to chart the vision for the future.

Please also join President Tripathi immediately after the program for a reception in the Student Union Lobby.

Please register before Oct. 2, 2017.  

11 a.m.-Noon - UB Athletics: Moving Forward

Gicewicz Club, UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: SEMINAR
Gain perspective on UB Athletics’ strategic vision and the role it aims to play in uncovering university and community strengths on the national and international stage. Learn how critical fundraising is to advancing this vision, and witness recent progress during a facility tour. 

Noon-1 p.m. - UB Virtual Homecoming

Online

Ideal for: alumni

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: SEMINAR
Can’t make it back to campus? Celebrate homecoming wherever you are! Connect and network with fellow UB alumni, share your UB pride, exchange career tips and advice, and build your professional network while chatting online with alumni from all over the world.  

This event is free and has a separate registration link below.

2-2:30 p.m. - Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) UB Community of Excellence

Location TBD

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: SEMINAR
Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing how companies conduct business in an age of data analytics, artificial intelligence and automation.  Learn how UB is on the leading edge of research and education in advanced manufacturing with SMART, a multidisciplinary community of faculty, students and researchers addressing today’s scientific and technological advances and challenges.  

TBD - Women's Tennis Invitational

To Be Determined

Ideal for: alumni

Come support our defending MAC champions as they host their fall invitational tournament. Location weather dependent; for match times, location and opponents, visit ubbulls.com.

This is a free event that does not require registration. Click below for match times, location and opponents on ubbulls.com.

3-4 p.m. - Diversity Leadership

Intercultural Diversity Center, 240 Student Union (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM: WORKSHOP
In today's world, we need to enhance our cultural competencies to interact successfully and responsibly with people that have diverging cultures, experiences, viewpoints and values. Join us for an interactive discussion with Teresa Miller, UB’s Vice Provost for Inclusion Excellence, about the importance and value of diversity leadership. Learn what you can do as a leader to foster an inclusive atmosphere, and how to value the differences of team members.

4-5 p.m. - Running Toward Fire: Pursuing an Unlikely Career

Theater, 220 Student Union (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

ALUMNI KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION
Hear from Marcus Yam BS ‘06, an aerospace engineering grad turned award-winning photographer who was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You’ll get an exclusive glimpse of his work, learn how he found his passion, and hear how he tackles photographing people facing difficult situations around the world, from Sandy Hook to Mosul (Iraq). Yam was part of the Los Angeles Times breaking news team that covered the tragic terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., which earned the paper a Pulitzer Prize. His coverage of the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., for The Seattle Times also won a Pulitzer; his other prizes include an Emmy and the 2017 Picture of the Year International’s Newspaper of the Year award.

This is a free event, open to all, though registration is required through the alumni system.

6:30 p.m. - Meet the Artistic Director

Atrium, Center for the Arts (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

SPECIAL PRIVATE RECEPTION
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to a private reception before the Lehrer Dance performance. Jon Lehrer, BFA ’10, Lehrer Dance Company’s founder and artistic director, will address guests. 

 

This event requires paid tickets. Purchase includes a ticket to Lehrer Dance performance.

8 p.m. - Lehrer Dance

Main Stage, Center for the Arts (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

DANCE PERFORMANCE
Lehrer Dance kicks off the M&T Bank Dance Series with a stunning program featuring two world premieres and audience favorites from the company’s diverse repertoire. If you only want to attend the performance and not private reception, use the "Purchase Tickets" button.  

 

This event requires paid tickets. Purchasing through this link is only for a ticket to the Lehrer Dance performance and will not include access to the 6:30 p.m.event.

8 p.m. Carnival

Lake LaSalle Shore next to UB Bookstore

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Come be a part of UB's oldest homecoming tradition! The carnival features live entertainment, rides, games, prizes, food and a great time for everyone. Rain or shine, the carnival will leave you ready to cheer on the Bulls to victory on Saturday! After the carnival, join us at 9:00 p.m. for the UB Pep Rally, giant bonfire and fireworks display.

 

9-10 p.m. Bonfire and Fireworks

Lake LaSalle Shore next to UB Bookstore

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Show your pride and cheer on your UB Bulls on the lake shore for the UB Pep Rally, giant bonfire and fireworks display.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

9-10:30 a.m. - LGBTQ Homecoming and Family Weekend Breakfast

240 Student Union (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

UB welcomes LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) families, friends, alumni and allies to Homecoming and Family Weekend. Join us in the Intercultural and Diversity Center for breakfast before heading to tailgating events and the UB Football game.

This is a free event and pre-registration is not necessary.

9:30 a.m.-Noon - Transgender Rights in Education

104 O’Brian Hall (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni

This continuing legal education credit-bearing program will be in two parts. First, Tracie L. Lopardi, Esq., a partner at Harris Beach PLLC, will speak on transgender students in the education setting. Then Roberta J. O’Toole, Esq., will present a guide for navigating the educational system for transgender and LGBTQ students. Hosted by the UB School of Law and the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD (graduates of the last decade) group. 

Cost is $15 for Law GOLD group members; $20 for all others; free for Law Alumni Association members.

To register, call the Law Alumni Office at 716-645-2107.

10-11:30 a.m. - Buffalo Impact Bus Tour

Departs from Front, Center for the Arts (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

PLEASE ARRIVE BY 9:45 A.M.
See Buffalo’s renaissance and learn about UB’s role in the growth of the region. Out-of-town guests and longtime Western New York residents all will learn something new on this professionally guided tour.

Sold Out!

Please consider attending some of our other great events during homecoming weekend.

Noon-1 p.m. - UB Athletics Fieldhouse Groundbreaking Ceremony

UB Stadium, North end (scoreboard side)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Everyone is welcome to join President Satish Tripathi and Athletics Director Allen Greene as the university community breaks ground for our new athletics fieldhouse. The 92,000-square-foot multi-use facility will house a full-size football field, 6,000 feet of rubber track for sprint practice, as well as long/triple jump and pole vault pits.

This is a free event and pre-registration is not necessary.

12:30 p.m. - Stampede Square

Stadium Lot, North Campus

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

You don't want to miss the UB Football Game Day Experience happening on UB's North Campus and Homecoming is no exception! Stampede Square is the destination for pre-game tailgating for UB fans! Two hours before game time help the players, coaches and cheerleaders get psyched to beat Western Michigan as they head into the stadium during the Walk to Victory, accompanied by the Thunder of the East marching band.

1:30-3:15 p.m. - Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party

Stampede Square adjacent to UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families

Hang out with alumni, family and friends before the big game under a private tent! Enjoy tailgate fare and open bar (beer and wine) while grooving to rock trio Better than Ezra.

 

Tailgate Tent Party ONLY:

  • $35 for 21+
  • $25 for Young Alumni (Class of 2008-2016)
  • $20 for under 21
  • $20 for Graduated Class of 2017

Tailgate Tent Party AND game ticket:

  • $45 for 21+
  • $35 for Young Alumni (Class of 2008-2016)
  • $30 for under 21
  • $30 for Graduated Class of 2017

This is a paid event and requires registration.

3:30 p.m. - UB Bulls vs. Western Michigan Broncos

UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Cheer on our UB Bulls as they take on the Bronco's of Western Michigan.

Family Package Game Tickets:

  • Free - current UB students
  • $14.00 per person

Alumni Package Game/Tailgate:

  • $45.00 for 21+
  • $35.00 for GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade 2008-2016)
  • $30.00 for under 21
  • $30.00 for Class of 2017

(Family Packages are available to families with currently enrolled UB students.)

8 p.m. - Comedy Show: Demetri Martin - Let's Get Awkward

8:00 p.m. - Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

One of the more unconventional stand-up comics on the national circuit, he is known for using one-liners and drawings on a large pad, as well as accompanying his jokes with music on either guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboard, glockenspiel, toy bells, ukulele, or tambourine, even having them play all at once to prevent editing of his shows for television!

> $21.50 students

> $36.50 non-student tickets

(Family Packages are available to families with currently enrolled UB students.)

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

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Noon - Women's Soccer vs. Kent State

UB Stadium

Ideal for: alumni, families, students

UB plays the defending MAC Champions. 

This is a free event that does not require registration. Click below for additional information.

TBD - Women's Tennis Invitational

To be determined

Ideal for: alumni

Come support our defending MAC champions as they host their fall invitational tournament. Location weather dependent; for match times, location and opponents, visit ubbulls.com.

This is a free event that does not require registration. Click below for match times, location and opponents on ubbulls.com.