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Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017

Posted: October 19, 2017

Get your orange out and your game face on—Buffalo State is celebrating Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017, October 23–28.

Homecoming provides a rare opportunity for the entire campus community to come together to celebrate.

“This year’s theme is Celebrating Our Stripes, which speaks to the distinction of our students,” said Brian Dubenion, interim director of Student Life and chair of the Homecoming Committee. “We have seen an increase in the number of student organizations signed up to participate and are extremely excited for our GLO Dance Party on Saturday as the proceeds will benefit those affected by the recent hurricanes.”

With other fun-filled activities like a pep rally, lip sync competition, parade, and Bengals' football game, Homecoming offers something for everyone. A full week of events and competitions has been planned.

Homecoming Highlights

Monday, October 23

11:00 a.m. 
Homecoming Kickoff – Campbell Student Union Lobby
Kick off Homecoming in style with special performances, music, free food, giveaways, and the introduction of the Bengal Royal Court. New this year: A chicken wing eating competition for students.

Tuesday, October 24

7:15 p.m.
Music Alumni Homecoming Recital - Ciminelli Concert Hall
Singers and instrumentalists from Buffalo State’s Music Department will perform in Ciminelli Recital Hall at Rockwell Hall. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance. The recital is free for the public and will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception. Register by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, for the reception. 

Wednesday, October 25

8:00 p.m. 
Lip-sync competition and Bengals Night Out - Campbell Student Union
Starts with the lip-sync competition in the Social Hall followed by Bengals Night Out (formerly Union Bash) with giveaways, a photo booth, candy stations, airbrush tattoos, and more from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26

12:15 p.m. 
Bengal Spirit Day/Pep Rally - The Plaza (Outside of the Campbell Student Union)
Take part in this traditional event and get psyched for Homecoming weekend. Students will enjoy a free barbecue lunch sponsored by the United Students Government, music, face painting, giveaways, and more.

6:00 p.m.    
Alumni Lecture - Bulger Communication Center South (lecture) and lobby (reception)
Join Buffalo State’s own Porsha Ari Coaxum, ‘11, for a conversation with Young Alumnus Achievement Award Recipient and graduate of the Public Communication program, Krista (Wierzbicki) Todd, ’04, vice president of Global Communications for Logitech, Inc. Register by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, for talk and reception.

8:00 p.m.   
Bengal Royalty Showcase (semi-formal) - Campbell Student Union, Social Hall
Enjoy an evening full of entertainment, elegance, and excitement! The Royal Court will compete to determine who will ultimately be crowned Homecoming King and Queen. Contestants will participate in four categories: introduction, talent, Buffalo State trivia, and a question and answer session.

Friday, October 27

3:15 p.m. 
Car/Truck and Float Competition - Lot R3 (Outside of the Burchfield Penney Art Center)
Float decorating and set up at 1:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m. 
Homecoming Parade / Victory March
Starting at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, traveling through Elmwood Village and back to campus ending at The Plaza. A post-parade party will be held in The Plaza (Outside of the Campbell Student Union) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.
STOMP - Step, Dance, and Stroll Competition - Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
Many talented dance groups from Buffalo State and Western New York will compete on stage with host Haddy Had and music by DJ Wire. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 general admission (available at the Student Union and Rockwell Hall box offices).

Saturday, October 28

8:00 a.m.   
Scholar and Donor Breakfast - Campbell Student Union, Social Hall
Scholarship recipients, donors, and families will celebrate Buffalo State’s scholars and their benefactors.

10:00 a.m.   
Bengals and Bagels - Science and Mathematics Complex Atrium
Family breakfast.

11:30 a.m.     
Food Truck Rodeo and Football Game Bengals Football vs. Brockport - Coyer Field
Watch the Bengals take on Brockport while enjoying food from some of Buffalo's favorite food trucks. At halftime, an announcement will be made for the Bengal Royalty, parade, and banner winners. A $5 ticket gets alumni, students, and the general public admission to the football and a $5-voucher for the food trucks. Tickets at the door are limited, so advanced registration is encouraged.

4:00 p.m.   
Men's Ice Hockey vs. Nichols - Ice Arena
For a $5-ticket, you receive game admission, a lunch catered by Wegmans, and alumni reception. Register by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 23 for the reception.

6:00 p.m.   
50th Reunion Dinner, 414 Delaware Ave.
The Class of 1967 celebrates 50 years since graduation. For more information about the reunion dinner, call the Alumni Association at (716) 878-6001.

7:00-10:00 p.m.
GLO Black Light Dance Party – Campbell Student Union Social Hall
A benefit for hurricane relief with music from DJ Dee, Famous J, and DJ Myte. Tickets are $3 for Buffalo State students and $5 general admission (available at the Student Union and Rockwell Hall box offices).

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