Buffalo State alumni who frequented the campus as students in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s have the opportunity to reconnect with classmates and friends July 18–20 during Reunion Weekend.
This year, Buffalo State is celebrating the classes of 1954 and 1964, along with alumni who graduated at least 50 years ago. Reunion Weekend attracts a large number of alumni—some returning to campus for the first time since graduation.
"Reunion Weekend gives alumni the chance to not only reminisce with classmates about their time at 'State' but also to reconnect with the campus," said Katelyn Brickhouse, alumni events coordinator.
Reunion participants will reunite at the lineup of fun activities scheduled through the weekend. A welcome home reception Friday evening at the Campbell Student Union will include tours highlighting the many improvements and renovations to campus.
"When many of these alumni were students, the campus was composed of only four buildings," said Brickhouse. "Much has changed since then, of course. Reunion attendees really enjoy learning about the new buildings, revisiting the spots they remember, and finding out about the new majors and opportunities that current students enjoy."
Members of the Class of 1954 will have lunch together Saturday at Grill 620 (620 Delaware Ave). Meanwhile, members of the Class of 1964 can join their classmates for a 50th reunion reception and dinner Saturday evening at the newly renovated Campbell Student Union Social Hall.
On Sunday afternoon, those who have reached or passed the 50-year mark since graduation can reminisce with others during the 50-Plus Club Reunion Luncheon at Acqua Restaurant (2192 Niagara St.).
Response for this year’s reunion has been tremendous, according to Brickhouse. Approximately 50 alumni are slated to attend the opening reception, and 100 are expected for the 50-Plus Club luncheon. Alumni are traveling from as far as Florida and Oklahoma while a number of alumni from Western and Downstate New York will be represented.
For more information, contact Brickhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 878-6001.