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Buffalo State Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014

Abridged Calendar of Events & Activities, as of 3-5-14

Tuesday, September 16

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.      King and Queen Preliminary Competition - Campbell Student Union Conference Room 105 G
It’s a time-honored tradition and an event that continues to grow each year. This is a self-nomination event whereby participants compete via talent showcase and knowledge of Buffalo State trivia. Register online to reserve your spot as a King or Queen participant.

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.      Lip Sync Preliminary Competition (solo / team) - Campbell Student Union Conference Room 105 H
Student organizations are encouraged to prepare dance moves with matching lip movements with sung vocals.  Register online to compete in Lip Sync competition.  Finalists will compete head to head on stage at the Homecoming King & Queen Competition.

7:00 p.m.                          Women's Volleyball v. TBA - Sports Arena
Come support women's volleyball as it takes on TBA.  Admission is FREE!

Wednesday, September 17

TBA                                  Powder Puff Football - Coyer Field
“Girls of the Gridiron” – Sorority women will battle it out on Coyer field in Buffalo State’s Homecoming Powder Puff Charity Football Game, a flag football competition, to raise awareness for the Buffalo State Food Pantry.  The charity event will support the outreach that benefits the student community. Admission to the Powder Puff game is a non- perishable food donation.

6:30 p.m.                         King and Queen Dress RehearsalPerforming Arts Center @ Rockwell Hall
It's the 'run through' for this great event.  All students who have moved on to the next round are required to attend dress rehearsal.

Thursday, September 18

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.      Pep Rally / Chicken BBQ - Student Union Quad
Get ready to make some noise! Buffalo State’s annual pep rally is a great way to show your Bengal spirit. Enjoy dance routines from Buffalo State cheerleaders, the banner competition, parade of the student-athletes, the semifinals of lip sync competition, a chicken BBQ for students, sponsored by the United Students Government, giveaways and live entertainment.

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.      Banner Competition @ Pep Rally - Student Union Quad
Student organizations are invited to participate in the annual banner competition to show their pride and spirit. Banners will be displayed during the Pep Rally and judged in the categories of Best Residence Hall, Best Greek Organization, Best Student Organization, Best Use of the Theme, and Best Overall. Register online for your club/organization to participate.

All Day                              Residence Hall Window Painting Contest - Residence Halls
Members of clubs and organizations and resident students will decorate windows in the student union and residence halls to "spread the homecoming spirit.”  Register online for this event.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.       King and Queen / Lip Sync Finals - Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
Take part in this Homecoming tradition - the King and Queen Competition, featuring the Lip Sync Finals.  Your voice matters, as the crowd helps determine who wins both competitions.

7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.    Union Bash - Campbell Student Union, Main Lobby
Try riding a chicken wing or show your creative side at the Build-A-Bengal booth (sponsored by ZuperEventz). Make memories at the Homecoming Photo Booth and enjoy great carnival food.

Friday, September 19

Noon - 2:00 p.m.             Food Drive for Buffalo State Food Pantry - Campus-wide
Our Student-Athletes will be canvassing the campus to pick up donations by faculty and staff for the Buffalo State Food Pantry, benefiting needy students and area residents. Contact (716) 878-6514 for more information or to give.

4:00 p.m.                         Women’s Soccer v. TBA - Coyer Field
Come support Women's Soccer as the Bengals battle TBA.  Admission is FREE!

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.      Student-Parent Dinner - Campbell Student Union, Social Hall
Join campus officials and your family for the student/parent dinner, hosted in the newly renovated Campbell Student Union Social Hall.

6:30 p.m.                         Athletics Hall of Fame - Sports Arena

Saturday, September 20

8:30 a.m.                         Wegmans Shopping Cart Competition - Sports Arena
This unique event has grown bigger every year since its inception in 2002. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to register for a shopping cart, courtesy of Wegmans, and turn it into a Homecoming float. Register online to reserve your cart.

8:30 a.m.                         Car / Truck Float Competition - Sports Arena
You asked for it, you got it!  Get your car, SUV, or truck and your imagination to create your Homecoming Float.  Register online to participate.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   Homecoming Parade / Victory MarchCampus / City 
Join the administration, faculty, staff , alumni and students in our shopping cart floats, on our new, 1.5 mile-long parade route, including Richmond Avenue, before returning to campus and the Sports Arena for our great tailgate party! A map of the parade will be available soon!

10:45 a.m. - Noon           Pre-Game Tailgate hosted by Wegmans - Sports Arena
Everyone is invited to attend the pre-game tailgate party, Buffalo State style!  You'll enjoy two fabulous chili recipies courtesy of the chefs at Wegmans, corn bread, wine and beer tasting, and entertainment by Heard of Buffalo. Tickets are $10 and available online before the event.

Noon                                Football Game vs. Alfred (Powder Puff Championships @ Halftime) - Coyer Field
Wear orange and cheer on the Bengals when they take on Alfred College.  Tickets are FREE for students with your Buffalo State ID, $5 for adults, and are available for purchase at the Coyer Field ticket booth the day of the game.

4:00 p.m.                         Women’s Soccer v. TBA - Coyer Field
Come support Women's Soccer as it battles TBA.  Admission to the game is FREE!

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.     USG's Orange Crush Carnival - Lot G
Students can cap off a tremendous week of activities with this traditional carnival, sponsored by the United Students Government. Rides, food and music! FREE for Buffalo State students with a valid Buffalo State ID.

Sunday, September 21

10:00 a.m.                        Alumni Relations' Bengal 5-k Run - Sports Arena

Event Registration

This year event registration will be online!  

More information and links to the web registration will be available soon!

King & Queen Competition

Banner Competition

Lip Sync Competition

Window Painting Competition

Shopping Cart Competition

Homecoming Tailgate Tickets ($10)

Powder Puff Game

Bengal 5-k Run ($20)

Student / Family Reception


Kristen Catalano
Assistant Director, Student Life

Tom Koller
Senior Associate Director, Athletics & Homecoming Chair


Be sure to mention #BengalPride on your Facebook and Twitter sites! 

Contests will be running for the best shout-outs and pictures posted through #BengalPride.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

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