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Homecoming and Family Weekend Schedule

Homecoming & Family Weekend Schedule

Monday, September 27th

Chalk the Plaza!

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take some chalk and draw on The Plaza! Get creative and by showing your Bengal spirit and how you plan to "Let the Good Times Roar!"

Location: The Plaza

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Tuesday, September 28th


Benji's 150th Birthday Party!

It's Benji's Birthday! Come to The Plaza to celebrate our mascot's 150th Birthday. Cupcakes and light refreshments will be provided as supplies last.

Location: The Plaza 

Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm

The Bengal Connect Student Organization Fair Sponsored by USG

Visit The Plaza to learn more about our registered student organizations and how to get involved on campus. More information about our student organizations and their upcoming events can be found on Bengal Connect. This event is funded by the mandatory student activity fee.

Location: The Plaza

Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Wednesday, September 29th

Office Door Decoration Contest

Campus departments are encouraged to join in on the Homecoming spirit by participating in the Homecoming Door Decoration Contest! This year’s Homecoming theme, “Let the Good Times Roar…150 Years at Buffalo State College” embraces the amazing milestone in the college’s history- celebrating all of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who have been and are a part of our wonderful campus community. As we reflect back on our past and look toward our future, join us during Homecoming Week 2021 and keep the good times roaring.

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 27th at 3:00pm

Judging: Wednesday, September 29th (10:00am - 2:00pm)

Postcards to Families

Family not able to attend Homecoming? No problem as you can send them a "Let the Good Times Roar!" themed postcard. Come out to The Plaza to write out a message and we will send it out in the mail for you! 

"Let the Good Times Roar!" Postcard (PDF)

Location: The Plaza

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, September 30th

Buffalo State Pep Rally!

Join us in The Plaza for student performances and a chance to cheer on our student-athletes!

Location: The Plaza

Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm


The Bengal BBQ Sponsored by USG

The United Students Government (USG) will be sponsoring a Chicken BBQ for students. Make sure to bring your Bengal ID card to receive a delicious meal! Food provided for this event is for Buffalo State students only. This event is funded by the mandatory student activity fee.

Location: The Plaza

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Meet the Greeks Sponsored by the Inter-Greek Association

Come out to The Plaza to "Meet the Greeks!" Recognized fraternities and sororities will be tabling in The Plaza to share information on their organizations.

Location: The Plaza

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Alumni Concert

One-hour performance by four alumni vocalists and instrumentalists, each performing for 10-15 minutes; wine and cheese reception to follow the performance in the lobby.

Alumni Concert Registration

Location: Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm


Friday, October 1st


Science and Mathematics Complex and Butler Library Open House

The Buffalo State community is invited to attend the open houses to check out the newly renovated Science and Mathematics Complex and Butler Library.

Location: Science and Mathematics Complex and Butler Library

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


USG Commuter Appreciation Event

USG will be hosting a commuter drive-through event in Lot G-22 for our commuter students. Students will receive free giveaway items while supplies last!

Location: Parking Lot G-22

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Salsa Dance Demonstration

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages is organizing an event in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Weeks of Welcome, and Homecoming Week.

Location: Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall

Time: 2:00pm


Homecoming Weekend Kickoff!

Join us in the Perry Quad for food, music, and fun! This event will include a powder party where attendees will receive packs of colored powder (Buffalo State colors of course!) to throw in the air and dance their way into the weekend!

Location: Perry Quad

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, October 2nd

Scholar Donor Breakfast

This event celebrates the accomplishments of our students and the donors who helped make a difference by funding campus scholarships. Invite only.

Location: Campbell Student Union Social Hall

Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

Alumni Tailgate Brunch

Fuel up with brunch before the Homecoming football game with a buffet featuring bagels with smoked salmon and specialty cream cheese, yogurt parfait bar, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, and mimosas. Registration includes a ticket to the football game with special seating for graduates from 1970, 1971, 2011, 2016, and 2020.

Alumni Tailgate Brunch Registration

Location: Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Bengal and Bagel Family Breakfast

Students and their families are invited to attend a breakfast with light refreshments. Registration is required to attend and we ask parties will be limited to four. 

Registration is Officially Closed 

Location: Science and Mathematics Complex Atrium

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am


Football vs. Union College

"Hut, hut, hike!"

The Football Team is getting suited up to take on Union College. Put on your finest Buffalo State gear and cheer on our Bengals! Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff with valid school ID are free for all Buffalo State home athletic events. Tickets for non-students are $5 and are available only at the entrance beginning one hour prior to the event.

Location: Coyer Field

Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Men's Soccer vs. SUNY Cortland

Come out to Coyer Field to cheer on our Men's Soccer Team as they take on Cortland!

Location: Coyer Field

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Class of 1970 and 1971 50th Reunion

It's time for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1970 and 1971! The event will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and a small program for alumni.

Class of 1970 and 1971 Reunion Registration

Location: Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


USG's "Let the Good Times Roar!" Plaza Party!

Come out to The Plaza for games, food, and more to celebrate the start of Homecoming weekend! This event is funded by the mandatory student activity fee.

Location: The Plaza

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm




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