Homecoming and Family Weekend

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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 1-3, 2021

It's official - Homecoming and Family Weekend will take place from October 1 to October 3, 2021! Please check back in July for more information on activities and schedules. We look forward to celebrating our UB Pride and Traditions with you! 

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.

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You can’t do much without first filling up on some iconic Buffalo foods that will make you want to come back again and again. Check out the list of our favorite restaurants to see which delicious Buffalo restaurants you want to try out first!

A plate of sauced buffalo wings on a blue and white checkered table cloth with a side of blue cheese, celery, and carrots.

Buffalo's most iconic food: buffalo wings!

A plate of chocolate ice cream piled high with whipped cream, marshmallows, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Indulge in some delicious desserts in Buffalo.

A red bean burger patty with fresh tomatoes, arugula, and an avocado spread sit atop a freshly baked bun with a side of golden french fries.

The Buffalo food scene has options for everyone!

Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream – Voted the “Best Ice Cream Shop” of 2020 by Buffalo Spree. Visit one (or both!) locations (Buffalo & Lockport) of this artisan ice cream shop. Lake Effect Ice Cream does so much more than make all of their own unique flavors of ice cream. Enjoy artisan sundaes, in shop cakes, and other ice cream novelties.   

The Terrace at Delaware Park – Enjoy great food, fine cocktails, and amazing views at the Terrace. If the weather permits, sit outside on their beautiful patio, which overlooks Hoyt Lake, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Buffalo History Museum.

Pearl Street Grill and Brewery – Enjoy great food, good company, and a variety of house-made craft beers at this iconic Buffalo brewpub and restaurant. Located in downtown Buffalo, this historic building was originally built in 1841 and became the icon it is today in 1997. If weather permits, you can enjoy a delicious dinner on the New Orleans style wrap around patio that offers views of Lake Erie sunsets, beautiful city-scapes, and waterfront vistas!

Lake Effect Diner – Lake Effect Diner is one of the last authentic Fifties-era style diners left in America. Enjoy old-fashioned milkshakes and a hearty menu of home favorites at this iconic destination for both locals and visitors. Located just off of UB’s South Campus, this small diner with a big heart was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri! 

Big Mood and Sunshine Vegan Eats – Looking for great vegan options in Buffalo?!  You aren’t going to want to miss these two local favorites that offer entirely vegan menus that everyone can enjoy! Grab take-out from Big Mood to enjoy a quick bite from Buffalo’s first plant based café to try their Signature Wings or Loaded Mac and Cheese. Next, stop at Sunshine Vegan Eats to check out this community based restaurant which offers flavors of favorites anyone can enjoy!

BriteSmith Brewing Company –  Located in an 1800’s blacksmith shop in Williamsville, NY, BriteSmith Brewing takes its name from the subset of Blacksmiths known as “Brite Smiths”. Just as the “Brite Smiths” specialized in tin and pewter to perfect the shine and finish of metals, BriteSmith Brewing specializes in delivering perfectly polished pints. And while there are nods to the past throughout the brewery from the towering stainless-steel “Brite” tanks above the bar, to the wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, BriteSmith is crafting the perfect brewpub experience.

Allen Burger Venture – Nestled in the heart of Allentown, this upbeat urban fixture with dry-aged, grass fed organic beef burgers, craft beers & select spirits in rustic-chic surroundings, is a local favorite. They also enjoy serving up some loaded hot dogs, delicious tater tots, and gourmet non-beef burger options.

716 –  (716) Food and Sport is dedicated to providing the premier fan, food and sports experience for residents and visitors of Western New York. The state-of-the-art facility includes a 38ft Feature Video Screen over the main bar and over 70 additional TV’s, creating an unmatched atmosphere to take in a sporting event and enjoy Western NY culinary favorites.

Buffalo Wing Trail – It isn’t a trip to Buffalo if you don’t eat the best wings in America. Finding the best wing in Buffalo will forever be locals favorite thing to dispute. The Buffalo Wing Trail consists of 12 places across Western New York that have been found to have the best wings. Depends who you ask, but we would love to hear what you think!

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