Alumni Legacy Family Tree

Alumni family graduates

Starting September 2021, the campus will begin a year-long celebration for our 150th sesquicentennial anniversary.

Calling all alumni: How many of your family members graduated from Buffalo State? We want to hear from you. Did your spouse, child, parent, sibling, cousin, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or great grandparent graduate here? Share your family’s history, register, and participate in our Alumni Legacy Family Tree contest.

Alumni Legacy Family Tree Contest Rules

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Share your family pride and have fun!


Alumni Legacy Family Tree Contest is open to all Buffalo State graduates. Register all those in your family tree living or deceased, related through marriage or divorce. Proof of lineage and/or generational continuity may be required if necessary. Examples include a graduation diploma, yearbook photo, marriage certificate, family tree documentation and/or a factual genealogical. It may still not be 100% accurate, but it should be as close to accurate as we can attain given the information and sources available.


The Contest is sponsored by Buffalo State’s Alumni Engagement Office and the Alumni Association.

Contest Period:

The Contest begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on April 29, 2022. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest.

How to Enter:

Complete the Contest form and register your family.

Winning Categories:

1. Contestant with most Buffalo State family graduates.
2. Contestant with the most Buffalo State family graduating between 2000-2022.
3. Contestant with the most Buffalo State family graduating between 1900-2000.
4. Contestant with the earliest and/or most graduating alumni, closest to 1871.
5. Random winner selected from all participating contestants.


  • All contestants are invited back to attend a Buffalo State Family Tree Legacy picnic in June 2022.
  • All winners will be recognized on Alumni’s web page, social media, and promotional publications.
  • Most family graduates will win a Family Tree dedication at the Alumni and Visitor Center. 
  • Buffalo State commemorative Legacy Tree t-shirts for all registered family members. 
  • Alumni swag for all registered family members.