We know that the abrupt end to your college journey due to the Covid-19 pandemic posed an unexpected challenge. However, you decided to rise above it.

Buffalo State University and the Alumni Association are excited to announce we're planning a well-deserved and overdue celebration for your extraordinary Class of 2020.

This reunion is dedicated to you and your achievements, and we want to make it as significant and memorable as possible.

Are you planning on attending this Celebration Weekend?
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Buffalo State Hosts Reunion Celebration for Class of 2020 News Story. Read it here!

Save the Date: Class of 2020 Celebration
May 24 & 25, 2024 in person, at Buffalo State University

Friday, May 24, 2024: 

school hosted receptions are free to attend for grads

The School Receptions are hosted by the chairs, deans and professors from each school. Join them as they wish you well on your continued journey as an alum and professional. This is your chance to network and reconnect with your educators.


School of Arts and Sciences Reception
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Science and Mathematics Complex,
First Floor Lobby


School of Education Reception
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Bacon Hall, Room 305

School of Professions Reception
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Technology Building,
First Floor Lobby


Friday, May 24, 2024: 

Class of 2020 "Senior Send-Off" | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
at the JVL Alumni & Visitor Center

The "Senior Send-Off" party is meant to celebrate your transition from a student to an alum. Held at the JVL Alumni & Visitor Center, the staff at the Alumni Engagement Office will introduce you to your next "home." Meet up with classmates, enjoy refreshment, and receive your EXLUSIVE Class of 2020 t-shirt!

Tickets for Senior Send Off will be $15 per person. Includes a special edition class t-shirt, food and drinks.

When you attend "Senior Send-Off, you'll receive a limited edition Class of 2020 t-shirt!
What makes this exclusive is that YOU chose what t-shirt design you wanted.

Saturday, May 25, 2024:

Class of 2020 Reunion: Stage Crossing and Reception | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
at the Social Hall in the Campbell Student Union

The crossing of the stage is a way to commemorate your achievements at Buffalo State and celebrate your time here. Class of 2020 alums who sign up for this event will be introduced and "cross the stage", listen to advice from our alumnus speaker, Del Reid, '04, and celebrate at a reception with family and friends.

When registering for the Stage Crossing, please make sure you register under your graduate's first and last name. Up to 6 tickets can be added to your transaction. This includes the graduate and 5 additional guests.



Meet Del Reid, '04: Your Alumni Speaker!

Del Reid is a passionate community advocate, entrepreneur, and life-long Buffalo Bills fan. Born and raised in Western New York, he is the co-founder of the Bills Mafia movement, and the visionary behind 26 Shirts. Del has harnessed the power of sports fandom to make a tangible and lasting impact on the lives of those in need.

In 2011, along with Breyon Harris and Leslie Wille, he initiated the #BillsMafia movement on Twitter (X), which has since grown into a dedicated online community of Bills fans. Bills Mafia has become known not only for its unwavering support of the Buffalo Bills but also for its philanthropic efforts, exemplifying the positive influence of sports fans coming together for a greater purpose.

In 2013, Del took his passion for football and his desire to give back to the community to the next level by founding 26 Shirts. This innovative platform combines sports, fashion, and charity by designing limited edition, Buffalo-themed apparel. Each shirt sold donates a portion to a specific beneficiary in need. Del’s commitment to making a difference through 26 Shirts has resulted in substantial donations to various charities, helping countless individuals and families facing adversity. To date, 26 Shirts has raised nearly two million dollars in donations to the community.

By uniting fans under the banner of Bills Mafia and harnessing the power of passionate sports enthusiast, Del has demonstrated the potential for sports fandom to drive positive change. However, his life goes beyond simply coining a fanbase hashtag or running a charitable business. His faith is the factor behind the love and compassion he desires to share with every person he meets.

While he is proud of everything Bills Mafia has accomplished to date, he’ll tell you the most important thing in his life is his marriage to his wife, Chrissy, and their two beautiful daughters.


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Did you know that the Alumni Association provides multiple resources for their graduates? Like career resources, networking events, reunions, and discounts with your alumni ID card!

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