Homecoming and Family Weekend

A UB Mom and UB Dad stand proudly behind large wooden letters reading "BUFFALO" in coordinating royal blue UB MOM and UB DAD shirts.

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 13 - 15, 2023

Family Weekend at the University at Buffalo is an eagerly anticipated event that brings together students, their families, friends, and the university community in a celebration of togetherness and shared experiences. It encapsulates the spirit of unity and pride that defines the Buffalo community, fostering a sense of belonging and strengthening the bond between families, friends, and the university.

This special occasion offers a diverse range of experiences that cater to every interest. Explore our campuses, connect with faculty and staff, and witness the remarkable achievements of students. Explore the vibrant campus, cheer on our UB Bulls at our homecoming football game, and connect to the pride we have for our community at UB. 

Family Weekend at the University at Buffalo guarantees an extraordinary time for all, creating memories that will be cherished for years to come.

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Visiting UB?

We proudly partner with local hospitality services to offer both convenience and value to guests visiting UB. Reserve early to ensure accommodations for this fun weekend!.

Featured Events

Get ready for an unforgettable experience during Family Weekend at the University at Buffalo! Check out our featured activities for students, family, and friends, hosted by Student Engagement. You can register for each of the events once they are available by clicking on the title or picture of the event or by scrolling down to the "Purchasing Tickets & Registering for Events" section!

Pre-Registration Required

For these featured events, please make sure to pre-register in advance as seats are limited. We will not be able to accept guests who have not pre-registered for these events!

Saturday, Oct 14 - 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This event requires pre-registration.

Join us inside the Family Weekend tent in the Lake LaSalle Lot before the UB Bulls play the Bowling Green State University Falcons for our annual Family Weekend Pregame Party. 

Sunday, Oct 15 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This event requires pre-registration.

Wrap-up your Family Weekend at UB by attending the Family Farewell before you head home and enjoy fun family activities and eat delicious donuts from Buffalo’s own Paula’s Donuts!

Pre-Registration Not Required

Everyone is welcome to these events while supplies last!

Awkward Family Photos

Friday, Oct 13 - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

4 family members in mis-matching ugly sweaters pose in the most awkward way possible for an "awkward family photo".

Pre-registration not required.

Drop by the Student Union Lobby to have an Awkward Family Photo taken with your family. We’ll provide the costumes, props, and backgrounds and you provide the awkwardness.

This event is available on a first-serve basis; while supplies last.

Purchasing Tickets & Registering for Events

Registering for Family Weekend Events

The University at Buffalo is excited to welcome UB Families to campus for 2023 Family Weekend, held October 13 – October 15.

Some events require pre-registration - you can register for those events on the UB Marketplace.

Please note the individual listed as the primary contact will receive all communication(s) from UB Student Life regarding these events. You must add the number of tickets to your cart for each person attending each event, including the student(s).

Register for Family Weekend Events!

You can register for events like our information sessions for involvement and Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Family Weekend Pre-Game Party, and our Family Farewell on UB's Marketplace!

Purchasing Tickets to the Homecoming Football Game

Be in the stands as our UB Bulls take on the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday, October 14 at 3:30 p.m.!

UB undergraduate students receive one (1) free ticket per home game, which must be claimed and activated through the UB Athletics Mobile Ticketing System.

UB families and non-undergraduate students can purchase general admission tickets at the special UB Family Weekend rate of $14.00/ticket on TicketMaster.

Please note that mobile ticketing is used for all fans at UB Stadium. Students and families will be able to sit together with these tickets as both ticket types are general admission.

Even More Events!

Even more Homecoming weekend events for alumni and students, including information on purchasing discounted tickets for the football game, can be found on UB's Homecoming website or through the calendar listings below when they are available.

Experience UB: Helping Your Student Navigate Campus Involvement

Friday, Oct 13 - 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Involvement outside of the classroom is a key component to your student’s success and happiness. Attend this session, hosted by UB Student Engagement, and learn ways to support your students so they can make the most out of their time at UB. The intended audience is parents and families of UB students, but current UB students are also welcome to attend!

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.

My Student Wants to Join a Fraternity or Sorority… What Do I Need to Know?

Friday, Oct 13 - 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fraternity and sorority membership can be a great opportunity for them to improve their leadership skills, participate in service activities, and meet other students. Join us for an overview of UB’s Greek community including a chance to ask questions of current members of the UB Greek community. The intended audience is parents and families of UB students, but current UB students are also welcome to attend!

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.

Homecoming Carnival

Friday, Oct 13 - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Drop by the Annual Homecoming Carnival sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Association. Family Weekend guests can enjoy all aspects of the carnival (rides, games, food) at no cost thanks to the generosity of the Undergraduate Student Association.

Pre-registration is not required.

Saturday, Oct 14 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Foolers brings an evening of jaw-dropping illusions curated by Penn & Teller. Celebrating television’s #1 rated magic show, this interactive and irreverent evening presents the Fool Us alumni who share the distinction of being among the few who have impressed the pair with mystifying mind magic and hilarious comedic routines. In addition to bringing Vegas-caliber modern magic to cities across the US, master magicians Alex Ramon, Jessica Jane, Matt Donnelly and Vinny Grosso, collectively known as “The Foolers” pay homage to the classic magic of Penn& Teller. 

Learn more about this event and purchase tickets on our website!

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