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 as we stamp UB’s spirit mark around campus!

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

Increase your knowledge during workshops and classes.

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, October 7, 2018

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10 a.m. - Spirit STAMP-ede

North & South Campuses

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 campus!

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

This is a free event, but requires registration.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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12-1:00 p.m. - Concussions in Sports & the UB Concussion Research Program Webinar

Online

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Join John J. Leddy, MD, as he leads a webinar on concussion recognition, concussion management, concussion treatment & the UB Concussion Research Program. Leddy partnered with his UB colleague Barry Willer to develop an exercise-based test that helps doctors understand when it’s safe for an athlete to return to play following a concussion. Patients treated at Leddy’s clinic include players from the National Football League (NFL) and National Hockey League (NHL). He is director of the Concussion Management Clinic and clinical associate professor of orthopaedics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

This is a free event and requires separate registration.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - All You’d Like to Know about Being an Entrepreneur

Center for Tomorrow (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni and students

Learn about entrepreneurship—from resources and tools available to how to promote your business on social media—and hear from entrepreneurs who have successfully launched their new ventures. This interactive session is led by Thomas Ulbrich, executive director of UB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and assistant dean in the School of Management.

Cost: $10. Registration required.

Noon-2:15 p.m. - UB Downtown: A Liver Walked Into a Doctor’s Office

Sol Messenger Room, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Downtown Campus

Ideal for: alumni, families, and students

Enjoy lunch and a presentation by Dr. Linda Pessar, professor of psychiatry and director of Center for Medical Humanities, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, at this UB Downtown event. Learn how medical humanities has evolved as a discipline, using the arts, humanities, ethics and social sciences to teach techniques of observation, analysis and self-reflection.  Tours of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be available following the presentation

Cost: $16. Registration required.

6-8 p.m. - LGBTQ Student Dinner in Celebration of National Coming Out Day

240 Student Union (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families, and students

Join us for dinner and an opportunity for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and ally communities to connect. Enjoy local cuisine and discussions open to all UB students, staff, faculty and alumni.

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

6-8:30 p.m. - Lessons Learned with Fern Mallis

403 Hayes Hall (South Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families, and students

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Fern Mallis, BFA ’69, creator of New York Fashion Week, will share her UB experiences and how they prepared her for a successful career in the fashion industry. President of Fern Mallis LLC, an international fashion and design consultancy, she previously was the executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and senior vice president of IMG Fashion. A reception with refreshments precedes her talk.

Cost: $10. Registration required.

Friday, October 12, 2018

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7:30-9:30 a.m. - Smart Business Practices

106 Jacobs Hall (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families, and students

You can live life on autopilot and achieve some of your goals, or you can step out of your comfort zone and fulfill your leadership potential. Molly Anderson, executive director of UB School of Management Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE), shares the “wonderment and awe” moments that helped her and others become better leaders and lead happier and more fulfilling lives.

Cost: $25. Registration required.

8:30-9:30 a.m. - UB Virtual Homecoming

Morning Session - Online

Ideal for: alumni

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.

3-4 p.m. - UB Virtual Homecoming

Afternoon Session - Online

Ideal for: alumni

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.

6 p.m. - UB Alumni Association Achievement Awards

Center for the Arts, Mainstage (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni

Join President Tripathi and the UB Alumni Association Board of Directors as we honor our most celebrated alumni and their achievements in the workplace and in our community. This award ceremony includes a sit-down dinner.

Cost: $75 per person; $50 for young alumni; and $1500 per table. Registration required.

6-8 p.m. - Zero-year Reunion

Gicewicz Club, UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni

Calling all members of the Class of 2018! Join your fellow new alumni at UB’s inaugural Zero Year Reunion. We welcome our most recent graduates back on campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend to this special mixer.

Cost: $10 for Class of 2018 grads and $16 for guests. Registration required.

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, October 13, 2018

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9-10:30 a.m. - ALANA Breakfast

Location TBD (North Campus)

Ideal for: students, faculty. staff and families

The UB Community welcomes our ALANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, Native American) families, friends, alumni & allies to Homecoming and Family Weekend.  Join us for breakfast on Saturday morning before heading to tailgating events and the UB Football game.

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

9-10:30 a.m. - LGBTQ Breakfast

Intercultural and Diversity Center, 240 Student Union (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families, students and staff

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

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

TBA p.m. - Stampede Square

3 hours before kickoff - 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 the Akron Zips as they head into the stadium during the Walk to Victory, accompanied by the Thunder of the East marching band. Two hours before kickoff, hear Night Ranger perform in concert. 

Kickoff time to be announced late September.

TBA p.m. - UB Bulls vs. Akron Zips

UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

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Cheer on your Bulls in the official UB Alumni Homecoming section!  A limited number of seats are available for alumni at a discounted price. Order your tickets early to avoid disappointment. GO BULLS!

Kickoff time to be announced late September.

Cost: $5 per ticket. You may purchase up to 4 tickets.

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

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