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Opening Weekend Schedule

Opening Weekend events are free to new students. No registration is required but many events are first come, first served.

Whether you're a commuter or a resident student, Opening Weekend is UB's way of welcoming you to our community. At these popular events, you'll meet new people and receive valuable information to help you get ready for life at UB. Plenty of volunteers will be ready to help you check-in at your residence hall and help you become familiar with campus.

Save the dates: August 25-28, 2016.

View the full Fall Into UB calendar for additional welcome activities and events to get involved in during your first semester at school.

Opening Weekend Picnic Opening Weekend Welcome Bash Opening Weekend Meet Ups Opening Weekend Movie Night
Thursday, August 25 Table Dropdown
TimeStudent ScheduleParent & Family Schedule
9:00 am - 8:00 pm Freshman Residence Hall Move In
Designated Sites
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm Target College Event Pick Ups
South Campus/Governors/Ellicott
Hop on a bus and head to Target! Giveaways, gift bags and coupons while supplies last!
5:00 pm Family Dinner
Residential students can invite their families to join them for dinner as they get acquainted with what they'll will be enjoying every day.
*Dinner is free for families if you are with your UB student.
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Residence Hall Ice Cream Social
Governors Dining Hall/Ellicott Atrium/Goodyear Dining Hall
Students! Enjoy ice cream while meeting other new students and your Campus Living staff.
 
Friday, August 26 (Morning) Table Dropdown
TimeStudent ScheduleParent & Family Schedule
9:00 am - 3:00 pm New Student Residence Hall Move In
Designated Sites
7:00 - 10:00 am Student Breakfast
Various Locations
Special Resource Fair at C3 location from 8 - 10 am featuring University Life and Services sponsors and helpful info from:
AT&T, Dash's, Eastern Hills Mall, Planet Fitness, SEFCU, T-Mobile, Wegman's, Boulevard Mall, Ellicott Hospitality, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, Bank of America and Geico
9:30 am Family Farewell
Take a moment to bid your student farewell, but save the date for Family Weekend, October 7-9, 2016.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
See your postcard for specific specific time and location
Orientation Session #5
Various Outdoor Locations
Meet up with your Orientation Leaders from the summer revisit your academic goals for the year, and plan your Opening Weekend schedule.
 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Transfer Social
210 Student Union
Transferred to UB? Connect with other transfer students as well as UB staff. Learn how to get involved in Tau Sigma, the national honor society specifically for transfer students, and the Transfer Peer Mentor Program. Take a tour of both campuses and find out where your classes will be held. Light refreshments will be served and there will be prizes!
 
Friday, August 26 (Afternoon) Table Dropdown
TimeStudent Schedule
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Transfer Social
210 Student Union
Transferred to UB? Connect with other transfer students as well as UB staff. Learn how to get involved in Tau Sigma, the national honor society specifically for transfer students, and the Transfer Peer Mentor Program. Take a tour of both campuses and find out where your classes will be held. Light refreshments will be served and there will be prizes!
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Student Resources and Jobs Fair
Student Union - Lobby & Social Hall
Finish up your college checklist with UB representatives at our annual University Resource Fair. Meet with on campus offices and departments, explore job opportunities or meet with various retail partners, banks and vendors who will introduce you to what makes Buffalo great.
Sponsored by: AT&T, Dash's, Eastern Hills Mall, Planet Fitness, SEFCU, T-Mobile, Wegman's, Boulevard Mall, Ellicott Hospitality, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, Bank of America and Geico
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Open House: Intercultural and Diversity Center
240 Student Union
Join us and learn about our UB's diversity resources, programs, and events. You can meet current students and staff and speak with us about ways you can get involved. All are welcome! For more info, please visit ub-diversity.buffalo.edu.
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Open House: Student Engagement
235 & 223 Student Union
As you begin your time at UB, it's important to know all the opportunities available to you. The Student Engagement office exists to help you discover those opportunities that will enhance your education through experiential learning activities. Stop by to speak with staff to learn more about what the university has to offer and that learning happens everywhere!
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Open House: Career Services
259 Capen Hall
Don't delay - get your career path on target today. Learn about all of the resources in BullsEye including part-time and on-campus jobs. Meet our career counselors as you begin your journey at UB! Light refreshments, prizes and a raffle drawing!
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Open House: The Academies
17 Norton Hall
Interested in learning more about how you can build your UB experience? The Academies offers exciting avenues for involvement and hands-on learning on campus and in the Buffalo community! If you want to learn more, stop by to chat with Academies staff and students about the UB adventures in your future!
2:00 pm -3:30 pm North Campus Walking Tours
North Campus Promenade (Rain location: 2nd floor, Student Union)
Bring your class schedule and map your route to class! Everyone is welcome.
4:00 pm Opening Weekend Welcome & Interlocking UB Photo
Student Union Field (Rain site: Edward Wright Practice Facility, Alumni Arena)
Join us as the University at Buffalo welcomes the Class of 2020! Watch on a huge screen as more than 2,300 people merge to form our school's logo. Learn about our home opener and the game day experience, meet students and University leaders! We will see you there!
5:00 - 7:00 pm New Student Picnic
Baird Point (Rain site: Student Union)
Enjoy a Chicken BBQ at beautiful Baird Point. Mingle with student groups, faculty and staff, and other new students.
6:30 pm/8:30 pm/10:30 pm
See your postcard for your assigned time
Sex Signals
Student Union Theater
Let's talk about sex! This fun, funny, and interactive show will explore the cultural aspects to sex and bystander intervention.
*This event is required for first-year students
7:00 pm Men's Soccer vs. Daemen
UB Stadium
7:30 pm Gov Love Welcome
Governors Complex
Series of activities including field/outdoor games, crafts, food and fun.
9:00 pm Student Association Movie
Student Union Field
Enjoy Independence Day 2: Resurgence, sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Association.
9:30 pm - 12:00 am Club Ellicott
2nd floor lounges of Richmond, Spaulding, and Wilkeson
Come check out events in all 2nd floor lounges.
10 pm - 12:00 am Main Street in the Dark
South Campus (Outside Goodyear Hall)
This event will feature a DJ, free food, free glow sticks, and more!
Saturday, August 27 Table Dropdown
TimeStudent Schedule
9:00 am - 8:00 pm Returning Students Residence Hall Move In
Designated Sites
9:30 am - 1:00 pm UB Pride and Service
Meet inside of the Student Union Lobby
Spend the morning participating in community service projects, meeting new people and working with local groups that make Buffalo a great place to live! Lunch provided. Space limited to first 80 participants. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm * Getting to Know Buffalo Bus Tours to Niagara Falls, Elmwood Arts Festival, Canalside Buffalo
Leave from Student Union Lobby
*Arrive before 11:00 am to ensure a space on the bus. Buses will be bringing students back to campus at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm
4:00 pm/6:00 pm/8:00 pm
See your postcard for your assigned time
Sex Signals
Student Union Theater
Let's talk about sex! This fun, funny, and interactive show will explore the cultural aspects to sex and bystander intervention.
*This event is required for first-year students
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Community Carnival
Ellicott Bowl
Games, bounce houses, and carnival snacks.
9:30 pm - 12:30 am Late Night Welcome Back Bash
Student Union Field
Students! Don't miss the welcome back paint party and EDM concert! Enjoy paint crafts and food!
Sunday, August 28 Table Dropdown
TimeStudent Schedule
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Returning Students Residence Hall Move In
Designated Sites
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm North and South Campus Walking Tours
North Campus Promenade/South Campus Main Bus Loop (Rain locations: 2nd floor, Student Union/Goodyear Hall)
Bring your class schedule and map your route to class! Everyone is welcome.
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm UB Meet Up Groups
Various Locations
Pick a Meet Up that appeals to your interests! Meet like-minded students and learn more about UB and what it has to offer.

UB Meet Up Groups List: PDF (92KB)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cyclovia at UB: Bike and Pedestrian Street Festival
Special Events Field near UB Bookstore

Cyclovia at the University at Buffalo is a cycling and street festival for the campus community. Join us on bike or enjoy people powered activities starting at the UB Bookstore. Cyclovia at UB will highlight UB student clubs and community organizations who will offer skating demonstrations, a BMX stunt show, bike safety and registration information, yoga instruction, and street art and performances.

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Welcome Home Festival & Grillfest
Greiner Hall Lawn
This event features craft projects to help make your residence hall room more homey and comfortable then enjoy some food, hot off the grill!
9:00 pm Movie Night
Student Union Field and Student Union Theater
Kick back under the stars and watch Captain America: Civil War in the Student Union Field or go inside to the Student Union Theater and enjoy Central Intelligence. Free movie, popcorn and pop.
10:30 pm Late Night UB Pancake Breakfast and BINGO
Student Union Lobby
Come to the Student Union for a free late night pancake breakfast.

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