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

Come back to campus and join enthusiastic students to prepare for UB Homecoming and family weekend!

A classroom filled during Eric Holder's visit in 2016.

Learn from UB faculty, staff and alumni.

David Byrne stepping during a Talking Heads performance in 1983 at UB.

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

Get into the spirit.

Get into the spirit.

Showing pride with a bouquet of foam fingers.

Put your horns up all weekend long.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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3 p.m. - 7 p.m. - UB Food Festival

Lake LaSalle Shore next to UB Bookstore (North Campus)

Ideal for: students, faculty, staff and families

It’s a food truck and local restaurant event on campus!  Enjoy Buffalo food favorites with Lake LaSalle as your dining backdrop.  Food items will be available for purchase from area restaurants.  A tasty addition to the Homecoming and Family weekend calendar!

This is a free event. Individual food items will be available for sale.

Recurring Daily Events

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5 - 8 p.m. - Outdoor Pursuits Boat Dock

Lake LaSalle Boat Dock (North Campus)

Ideal for: students, alumni and families

See the campus from the water (Lake LaSalle) aboard a canoe, kayak or paddle board. Boats are issued are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Or, bring your own boat!  Boaters must be able to swim and complete a short safety session before hitting the high seas.

The Boat Dock will be open daily between 5 - 8 p.m. during Spirit Week, weather permitting.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Marlene McCarty: Into the Weeds

UB Art Gallery/Center for the Arts (North Campus)

Ideal for: students, alumni and families

Marlene McCarty will premiere a two-part installation in Buffalo, N.Y., that features a forest of drawings, a compost pile and an earthwork composed of poisonous plants—a living, growing monument to the deep past and near future.

Exhibit open Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Opening Reception

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 3, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Cost: Free.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Pam Glick: Dream House: Niagara-USA-Canada

UB Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo NY 14214 (Near South Campus)

Ideal for: students, alumni and families

Continuing her ongoing series of interpretations of Niagara Falls, Glick paints on stretched canvases. Through mark-making and improvisational brush strokes, patterns surface rendering shapes that emulate mist and the motion of water flowing from the falls. These references are abstract and intuitive. Instinctually, these works stimulate our senses of smell, touch and sound, recalling past visits to Niagara Falls or notions of what it might be like.

“Dream House: Niagara-USA-Canada” is a two-part exhibition that includes an installation of recent, large-scale paintings at the UB Anderson Gallery and a selection of the artist’s tarp paintings on display in the UB Center for the Arts Atrium Gallery. Glick received an MFA in 2019 from the UB Department of Art.

Exhibit open Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Free.

Monday, September 30, 2019

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5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - UB Spirit Walk and Chalk

Student Union, North Campus

Ideal for: alumni and students

Alumni— come back to campus and join enthusiastic students to prepare for UB Homecoming and Family Weekend as we stamp UB’s spirit mark around north campus!

Students—join UB alumni for this fun event; we’ll provide the paint as we stamp UB’s spirit mark all over north campus!

This is a free event, but requires registration before September 26.

5 - 8 p.m. - Outdoor Pursuits Boat Dock

Lake LaSalle Boat Dock (North Campus)

Ideal for: students, alumni and families

See the campus from the water (Lake LaSalle) aboard a canoe, kayak or paddle board. Boats are issued are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Or, bring your own boat!  Boaters must be able to swim and complete a short safety session before hitting the high seas.

The Boat Dock will be open daily between 5 - 8 p.m. during Spirit Week, weather permitting.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - UB Spirit Walk and Chalk

Student Union, North Campus

Ideal for: alumni and students

Alumni— come back to campus and join enthusiastic students to prepare for UB Homecoming and Family Weekend as we stamp UB’s spirit mark around north campus!

Students—join UB alumni for this fun event; we’ll provide the paint as we stamp UB’s spirit mark all over north campus!

This is a free event, but requires registration before September 26.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - Smart Business Practices with Jim Lemoine: Ethics, Leadership and Other Deceptively Complicated Things

205 Alfiero Center (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni and students

Most of us agree that organizational managers need to be effective leaders and that ethics are important to such leadership. We often disagree, however, on how to define these terms and what we should expect from an ethical leader. In this seminar, we’ll take a deep dive into what ethics in leadership could mean, to try to figure out what it does mean. Along the way, we’ll engage in interactive activities examining ethical dilemmas to reveal just how deceptively complicated this area can become.

7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. program.

Cost: $25. Registration required by September 30.

Noon-1 p.m. - WEBINAR: South Campus Revitalization

Can't make it back to campus? Plug in online and learn.

Ideal for: alumni, families, and students

South Campus is going through some big changes!  Join Kelly Hayes-McAlonie, Director of Campus Planning, to hear about the future of South Campus now that the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has moved to the downtown campus.

Free, but requires separate registration.

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Lessons Learned: Let’s Get Strategic About Communication

Harriman Hall Ballroom (South Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families, and students

Everyone loves a good story but not everyone knows how to tell one. Join Robin Schulze, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for an inside look at strategic communication with industry experts and former Spectrum contributors Josh Walker, BA ’99 and Monika Woods, BA ’07.  Our distinguished alumni will discuss the demands of the communication industry today, where the industry is headed and their path to success.

Cost: $15. Registration required and includes reception with light hors d’oeuvres and beverage service before the program.

6 - 8 p.m. - Marlene McCarty: "Into the Weeds" Opening

UB Art Gallery/Center for the Arts (North Campus)

Ideal for: students, alumni and families

An opening reception will be held for Marlene McCarty's "Into the Woods," a two-part installation that features a forest of drawings, a compost pile and an earthwork composed of poisonous plants—a living, growing monument to the deep past and near future.

Exhibit is on view Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Free.

Friday, October 4, 2019

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11 a.m. - State of the University Address

Student Union Theater (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Join UB President Satish K. Tripathi as he reflects on the milestones UB has achieved over the past academic year and considers the exciting possibilities on the horizon.. At the conclusion of President Tripathi’s State of the University address, you are invited to a reception in the Student Union lobby.

Noon - 1 p.m. - Murchie Family Fieldhouse, Open House!

Murchie Family Fieldhouse (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Stop by and check out the latest addition to the UB Athletics and Recreation family!  This brand new 92,000 sq ft facility houses a full-size football field, 6,000 ft of rubber sprinting tracks, triple jump and pole vaulting pits and motorized suspended softball hitting tunnels. The fieldhouse is located just north of UB Stadium.

This is a free event. No registration required.

8 p.m. - Carnival

Lake LaSalle Shore next to UB Bookstore (North Campus)

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!

 

This is a free event. No registration required.

9 - 10 p.m. - Pep Rally

Lake LaSalle Shore next to UB Bookstore (North Campus)

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.

This is a free event. No registration required.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Men's Rugby: UB vs. Oswego State

Ellicott Rugby Pitch (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Please join friends, family, and alumni of UB Rugby for a tailgate and cook-out before and during the Men's Rugby match against Oswego State.

Tailgate begins at 11am with kickoff at 1pm. 

Ellicott Rugby Pitch is located across from the Red Jacket Quadrangle at 3 Frontier Road.

Cost: Free.

12:30 - 3:00 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 and Homecoming is no exception! Help the players, coaches and cheerleaders get psyched to beat the Ohio Bobcats as they head into the stadium during the Walk to Victory, and stay to see WNY phenomenon Nerds Gone Wild perform live.

Stampede Square opens at 12:30 p.m., the Walk to Victory begins at 1 p.m., and the concert begins at 1:30 p.m.

Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live across the nation on CBS Sports Network.

This is a free event. No registration required.

12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.- UB Alumni Spirit Squad

Parking lots around UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: families and students

Will you have the PRIZE-WINNING tailgate, earning the title 2019 MOST SPIRITED ALUMNI TAILGATE?!  The Alumni Spirit Squad will be visiting tailgates across North Campus, handing out swag and judging on setup and UB spirit. Alumni tailgate organizers are eligible to win a grand prize and bragging rights for the year!

Bonus points to alumni that tweet @UBalumni with photos of your tailgate setup using #UBuffalo #Good2BeBlue.

No registration required, we will find you on North Campus!

12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Engineer Alley

Lawn in front of Bissel Hall (North Campus)

Ideal for: families and students

Join the UB Engineering and Applied Sciences Alumni Association (UBEAA), UB students and the WNY professional engineering community on the lawn in front of Bissell Hall for our annual tailgate party and UB football game! Sponsored by the UBEAA, now in its 31st year of annual tailgates!

Cost: $10-$18. Registration required by September 27.

3:30 p.m. - Alumni Cheering Section

Sections 201 and 202, UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families

Cheer on your Bulls in the official UB Alumni Homecoming section! A limited number of exclusive packages are available for alumni at a discounted price. Package includes a reserved 200-level game ticket, access to The Corral party area on the West Concourse, private cash bar, and snacks being served from kickoff through the end of halftime.

Sold Out

The cheering section is sold out. Regular price tickets can still be purchased.

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Cost: $25. Alumni pricing ends September 27.

UB Bulls vs. Ohio Bobcats Kickoff

Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are still available. Get tickets.

You can also catch the action live on ESPN+ or by tuning your radio to ESPN 1520.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

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Noon - Women's Soccer: UB Bulls vs. Ball State Cardinals

UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Watch the Bulls battle the Ball State Cardinals in MAC division play.  Former soccer player at UB?  Join your former teammates for the Womens Soccer reunion with events and gatherings happening all weekend long.  Contact caseyder@buffalo.edu for more information.

Cost: Free.

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