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!

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Students & Families

Every fall, families and students reunite to enjoy fun-filled days and nights on campus. Join us, and be part of one of UB’s most exciting traditions - Family and Homecoming Weekend.

carnival rides

Carnival fun: games, rides and cotton candy!

niagara falls

Travel with friends and family to explore WNY treasures.

football

Cheer on our UB Bulls.

brunch

Reserve early for this year's family brunch...it's a sell-out every year.

Registration

Review the full schedule, find your family's favorites and then reserve your Family Package

  • Qualifying events (Fan Fest Tailgate, Football Game and Family Brunch) are noted with the green registration buttons throughout the schedule that follows. 
  • Events that require tickets or pre-registration fill quickly - so don't delay.
  • Some events require separate registration/tickets as noted in the descriptions.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

Registration Info

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Canceled - Spirit STAMP-ede

Student Union, North Campus

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!

Event Canceled

Due to the forecast of significant rain over the weekend, this event is canceled.

Monday - Wednesday, Oct. 8-10, 2018

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As Noted - Spirit Week Events

Student Union (North Campus)

Ideal for: students

Homecoming and Family Weekend Campus Events

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Most are free events, pre-registration may be necessary -check the description for further details.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

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6-8 p.m. - LGBTQ Dinner Crew

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

Ideal for: students, faculty, staff and families

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.

7:30 p.m. - Bulls Madness

ALUMNI ARENA,North Campus

Ideal for: alumni and students

Come meet the 2018 Sweet 16 Women’s Basketball Team and the 2018 MAC Championship Men’s Basketball Team as both squads prepare to tip-off the 2018-19 season.

Last year, both squads made history, don’t miss what will happen next!

This is a free event, and does not require registration.

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

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2-7:30 p.m. - Check-In for Family Weekend

2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.* - Student Union Lobby (North Campus)

Ideal for: families and students

Check-in and pick up your reserved tickets.

6-10 p.m. - Carnival

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Lake LaSalle Shore next to UB Bookstore (North Campus)

Ideal for: families and students

Come be a part of UB's oldest homecoming tradition, SA's Homecoming Carnival.  Free to all, our carnival features live entertainment, free 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 ends, join us for the UB Pep Rally, giant bonfire and fireworks display.

 

9-10 p.m. - Bonfire and Fireworks

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Lake LaSalle Shore next to UB Bookstore (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Join us at along the shore of Lake LaSalle for the UB pep rally, giant bonfire and fireworks display.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

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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.

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

Learning Lab, 235 Student Union (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 a.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. 

Stampede Square opens at 9 a.m. and the concert begins at 10 a.m.  

Kickoff is at Noon, and the game will be broadcast live across the nation on CBS Sports Network.

9:30 a.m. - Fanfest Tailgate

9:30 a.m. - Stadium Lot, North Campus

Ideal for: families and students

Celebrate UB Bulls Football with great food, entertainment, giveaways and more. Pre-registration required. The festivities start 2 hours before game time.

> $16 per person/ticketed students paying with Dining Dollars will swipe their ID card on-site

Family Packages are available to families with currently enrolled UB students, and are available until Sunday, October 7 or until an event is sold out.

If families want to purchase football tickets after that date, they may do so through the Alumni Arena ticket office and mention “Family Weekend” for the $16 ticket price.

10 a.m. - Tailgate Concert Series: Night Ranger

Stampede Square adjacent to UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

Back for a fifth season, is the popular UB Tailgate Concert Series. Please join us in Stampede Square for a family fun tailgate experience headlined by iconic band, Night Ranger.

Noon - UB Bulls vs. Akron Zips

UB Stadium (North Campus)

Ideal for: alumni, families and students

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Cheer on your Bulls on to victory. Order your tickets early to avoid disappointment. GO BULLS!

> $16 per person/UB student tickets are free

Kickoff is at Noon, and the game will be broadcast live across the nation on CBS Sports Network.

Family Packages are available to families with currently enrolled UB students, and are available until Sunday, October 7 or until an event is sold out.

If families want to purchase football tickets after that date, they may do so through the Alumni Arena ticket office and mention “Family Weekend” for the $16 ticket price.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018

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10 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - Family Brunch

10:00 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - Student Union Lobby (North Campus)

Ideal for: families and students

Top off your Homecoming and Family Weekend with a delicious brunch featuring omelets made to order, carving station, and a sumptuous buffet of favorites. This event is sold out every year so get your tickets early. Seatings at 10:00 am. and 11:30 a.m.  Pre-registration is required - and tickets are limited.  

> $19 per person/Ticketed students paying with Dining Dollars will swipe their ID card on-site

Family Packages are available to families with currently enrolled UB students, and are available until Sunday, October 7 or until an event is sold out.

If families want to purchase football tickets after that date, they may do so through the Alumni Arena ticket office and mention “Family Weekend” for the $16 ticket price.