Buff Branding 2023 Schedule

Day One (Thursday, August 17)

8:00am-5:00pm: Check in at the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (JBK 103) OR your residence hall for your Buff Branding lanyard and name tag. Arrive at any time between these hours, it will only take a few minutes! We will confirm your color group here too. 

5:00pm-6:00pm: Small Group Activities at Thunder Island (by Buff Hall) - Meet your Buff Leader!

6:00pm-8:00pm: Join the Herd Org Fair on 26th st. Click here for Org list

8:00pm- 10:00pm: Org Events

Day Two (Friday, August 18)

8:00am-12:00pm: Didn't get checked into Buff Branding yesterday? Come by the OSEL (JBK 103) in this timeframe to get your color group and lanyard! 

9:00am-11:00am: Transfer Connect Brunch at JBK Legacy Hall (Transfer students only!)

10:00am-11:00am: Find My Classroom, meet at Buffalo Fountain to walk through your schedule and find your classes! (Freshmen students only!)

11:00am-12:00pm: Small Group- Natural Science Lawn (Meet at your original Small Group Location from yesterday) 

12:00pm-1:30pm: College Lunches - Enjoy Lunch with faculty from your academic college!

Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business - Vaughan Pedestrian Mall North (by Clock Tower)

College of Education and Social Sciences - 2nd Floor of Old Main

College of Nursing and Health Sciences - Fairly Club at Buffalo Stadium

Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (Ag majors) - Piehl-Schaeffer Pavilion

Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (Natural Science majors) - Natural Sciences Building (NSB) Atrium

College of Engineering - Engineering Computer Science Building Lawn

Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities - Lawn between the Classroom Center and Fine Arts Center 

Undecided majors - Buffalo Room inside Alumni Banquet Hall 

1:30pm-3:00pm: Traditions - learn about our traditions here at WT!

3:00pm-4:00pm: Small Group - Natural Science Lawn

4:00pm-5:00pm:Break OR Transfer Student Find My Classroom (meet at Buffalo Fountain)

5:00pm-6:45pm: Buff Connect Dinner at the Caf

6:45pm-7:05pm: Small Group- Natural Science Lawn

7:05pm-9:30pm: Thunder Games - Buffalo Stadium

9:30pm-11:00pm: Paint Party - Lawn behind the Intramural Fields

Day Three (Saturday, August 19)

11:00am-12:00pm: Small Group Activities - Natural Science Lawn

12:00pm-1:30pm: Cookout - Engineering Building Lawn

1:30pm-3:30pm: WaterPalooza - Intramural Fields

3:30pm-4:30pm: Small Group Activities - Intramural Fields

4:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner/Break/Change into Buff Branding T-shirts

6:30pm-7:00pm: Buff Branding Photo - Buffalo Fountain

7:00pm-8:30pm: Eternal Flame at the Buffalo Fountain - Discover the historic meaning behind the eternal flame

8:30pm-12:00am: Branding Ceremony at the FUB - The pinnacle of the Buff Branding experience! Mark your official membership into the buff family. Arrive with your individual color groups and leave as a maroon family.