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Family Weekend

What is Family Weekend?

Family Weekend is a UB tradition. Every year, families and students reunite to revisit what makes UB great. The weekend features activities to help families experience college life at UB. This year's weekend includes our Homecoming Carnival, a Fan Fest Tailgate and UB Bulls Football, an afternoon of tours, Family Brunch and so much more.

2016 Schedule Preview - additional info and registration links TBA

Friday, October 7 Table Dropdown
2 pm - 7:30 pm Family Weekend Check-In *
Student Union Lobby
Check-in and pick up your reserved tickets, schedule, map and free family gift.
(*Early check-in will be available from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Office of Student Life, 150 Student Union)
5 pm - 10 pm Carnival & Bonfire
The shore of Lake LaSalle next to UB Bookstore, North Campus
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 at 9 pm, join us at the lake shore for the UB Pep Rally, giant bonfire and fireworks display.
8 pm Comedian Steven Wright
Mainstage Theatre - Center for the Arts, North Campus
Enjoy Academy Award-winning comedian Steven Wright. A regular guest with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers; Wright will leave you in stitches.
$29 for family members, $19.00 for students
Saturday, October 8 Table Dropdown
8:30 am - 3:30 pm Family Weekend Check-In
Student Union Lobby
Check-in and pick up your reserved tickets, schedule, map and free family gift.
9:30 am - return by 3 pm Niagara Falls Trip
Leave from the Student Union Lobby
Tour the breathtaking American Falls, grab a bite to eat, visit shops or make a quick casino stop. Important: If you plan to walk over to the Canadian side of the Falls, you must have your passport or entry documents.
$15 per person (includes bus fare).
10 am - return by 2 pm Great Pumpkin Farm Trip
Leave from the Student Union Lobby
Enjoy this beautiful harvest festival in a traditional farm setting. Admission includes entertainment (e.g., petting zoo, face painting), contests (e.g. pie eating, scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, mummy wrapping) and kids' craft tent.
$18 per person (includes admission & bus fare).
12:00 pm Game Day Experience
Stampede Square - Stadium Lot, North Campus
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 pregame tailgating for UB fans! Two hours before game time help the players, coaches and cheerleaders get psyched to beat Bowling Green as they head into the stadium during the Walk to Victory, accompanied by the Thunder of the East marching band.
TBA Homecoming Fan Fest Tailgate
Stampede Square - Stadium Lot, North Campus
Celebrate the UB Bulls Football with great food, entertainment, giveaways and more. Preregistration required.
TBA Eddie Money - Free UB Tailgate Concert Series
Stampede Square - Stadium Lot, North Campus
Back for a fourth season, is the popular UB Tailgate Concert Series presented by Seneca Resorts. Please join us in Stampede Square for a family fun tailgate experience headlined by legendary rocker, Eddie Money.
3:30 pm UB vs. Kent State Football Game
Parents get your tickets now for the UB Football Homecoming game on October 8th vs. Kent State and your UB Student will be entered to WIN TUITION for the spring 2017 semester. Student must be present at the game to claim prize! Scholarship up to the value of in-state tuition for the spring 2017 semester.
Must purchase tickets through Family Weekend to be eligible.
Discounted $12 per person (Families) via Family Weekend Registration, FREE for students
In order to sit together students and families must select their tickets through the Family Weekend registration site. Please select appropriately.
WIN TUITION questions can be directed to Zack McTigue, Associate Director of Athletics Marketing,
Sunday, October 9 Table Dropdown
10 am & 11:30 am Family Brunch
Student Union Lobby
Top off Family Weekend with a delicious brunch featuring omelets made to order, carving station and a sumptuous buffet of favorites. This event sells out every year, so get your tickets early. Preregistration required.
$20 per person

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