Alumni Life

The Year that Was... 1977

UB North Campus circa 1977.

Plenty of parking in 1977 on the North Campus!

UB Milestones

  • After UB students vote in 1970 to stop funding collegiate football (student fees pay for the program), football is reinstated at the Division III level.
  • Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) members rally outside President Ketter’s office, demanding better pay and health insurance.
  • The new “Amherst” Campus is 40 percent complete and the administration moves from Hayes Hall into Capen Hall.

A head for fashion

Senior portraits from The Buffalonian yearbook rock turtlenecks, ’staches, feathered hair and manly florals.

Photo of Blizzard of '77

There's a car buried in there! Photo: University Archives

The Big One

The epic Blizzard of ’77 brings a deadly combination of bitter cold, 70-mph winds and blowing snow to the city, creating drifts as high as 100 inches and shutting down the university for eight days.

Most Popular

Fleetwood Mac


Sex Pistols, Television, The Clash, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie


The Love Boat, CHiPs, Three’s Company, Fantasy Island, Soap

World News

personal computer, the PET
  • Apple Computer is incorporated and Commodore unveils the world’s first all-in-one personal computer, the PET
  • Jimmy Carter becomes the 39th President of the United States
  • The neutron bomb is developed
  • “Star Wars” opens in cinemas
Guy sitting on dryer

Some things never change...

Trekking off to Buffalo

Star Trekk pin

Star Trek’s Scotty (James Doohan) beams down to campus. Cost of a ticket: $1