Virtual Homecoming and Family Weekend

Marching band member's hand playing a trumpet.
Homecoming at Home.

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.

Experience College Life at UB

October 9-11, 2020

This year, we're excited to offer Homecoming and Family Weekend on the same weekend! Our virtual Homecoming and Family Weekend at UB includes a schedule full of live events and entertaining webinars. From mind readers and coffee chats to a cookie bake along and a virtual 5K, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. 

Calling all Families and Friends!

Looking for more information on Family Weekend events? Check out our Live Events Page to register and see how to access each event!

Famous 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.

Bake-off Challenge

We hope that you enjoyed baking along with us for UB's Virtual Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Want to show off your family's creation? Share the results from baking your own famous UB cookie! Your submission will enter you into a drawing to win great UB prizes and your photo might even be featured in official UB social media.

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Horns Up Live, Fri. 10/9 - 6 p.m.

Buffalo Bulls fans tune in for conversations with Athletic Director Mark Alnutt and head coaches, Lance Leipold (Football), Jim Whitesell (Men’s Basketball), and Felisha Legette-Jack (Women’s Basketball).

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New to Zoom? Some Helpful Tips.
  • View webinars via the Zoom application on your device - not the web browser. Visit the Zoom website to sign up for a free account.
  • Register well in advance of sessions to receive an access link (usually via email).
  • Plan on connecting to the session at least 5 minutes in advance; so you have plenty of time to test your audio and video.
  • Relax and have fun!
There's More

If you are a UB alum, be sure to check out the full schedule on the Homecoming and Family Weekend website.

How to Make the Most of Buffalo in Just 48 Hours

It’s Family Weekend and you are planning a visit to Buffalo but are unsure of the best place to start. You have heard your student and their friends talk about a few places, but want to make sure you are getting the most out of this short weekend. You are looking for good food, iconic Buffalo attractions, and are hoping to squeeze in a little time outdoors to enjoy some of the last few good days the season has to offer.

To help you plan your perfect weekend, here’s a guide of Student Engagement’s must have places to visit on your next trip to the City of Good Neighbors.

Iconic Attractions Iconic Eats Outdoor Adventures

Looking for a little more? Check out these iconic Buffalo attractions to see some of the beautiful highlights our City of Good Neighbors has to offer!

The Buffalo Lighthouse at Canalside in downtown Buffalo, New York on a sunny day.

Canalside in Downtown Buffalo, NY.

A monarch butterfly sits on a green vine with small white flowers surrounding it.

Butterfly at the Buffalo Botanical Garden.

View from a panoramic window of downtown Buffalo, NY at sunset.

Views from the Jacob's School of Medicine in Downtown Buffalo, NY.

Canalside - The Canalside waterfront is a Buffalo staple and a great way to explore everything Buffalo has to offer. Canalside offers guided bus tours, kayak and paddle boat rentals, great dining options and a beautiful walking path. There are outdoor activities to participate in all year round including ice skating and ice hockey, and a variety of festivals. Canalside is an activity hub and the perfect location to make a quick stop with your family.

Buffalo and Erie Butterfly Garden - Located in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, this Butterfly Garden is a great place to enjoy the over 2,000 free flying tropical butterflies in a rain forest setting. The glass-enclosed conservatory allows visitors to witness butterflies leaving their pupae to take their first flight along with a large variety of butterflies from all over the world. The Buffalo and Erie Butterfly Garden is open every day, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Elmwood Village - Located in the center of Buffalo this little neighborhood is located along Elmwood Avenue and offers a number of historic spots and attractions that add a layer of charm to this beautiful neighborhood. Elmwood Village features over 300 small local shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, bars, and art galleries, making it the perfect spot to explore on a quiet afternoon.

Allentown - Known for its community of artists, bohemian, hipster, and gay cultures, as well as its commitment to its residence, this historic neighborhood is the perfect place to do some exploring while grabbing a bite to eat at one of its local restaurants or coffee shops. You can also explore and view beautiful wall-size murals that cover many of the buildings in this exceptional Buffalo neighborhood, giving it an original energy unique to anywhere else in the city!

Becker Farms - Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards is a 6th Generation family owned 340 acre working fruit and vegetable farm that sells most of their products directly to the public. Becker Farms Goal is to provide families with the opportunity to visit the countryside and embrace what Mother Nature provides us among family and friends. It’s the simple things in life that make all the difference.

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