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Fans cheer on the Great Danes at last year's Homecoming. (Photo by Carlo de Jesus)

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2016) – Excitement and celebration are on their way to the University at Albany campus as students, family, alumni and members of the local community come together for the annual Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 7-9.

Homecoming Weekend celebrates the University and its network of 166,500 alumni through knowledge, culture, sports and entertainment.

Speaker Series: Brandon Stanton

The University’s Speaker Series will host Brandon Stanton, creator of the hugely popular online photojournalism series “Humans of New York,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the SEFCU Arena.


Brandon Stanton, founder of "Humans of New York," will be the featured speaker, 8 p.m. Sat. Oct. 8, in the SEFCU Arena. 

A Georgia native and University of Georgia graduate, Stanton came to New York City in 2010 with a camera, and began taking photos of everyday New Yorkers. “Humans of New York” began that November as a blog, with Stanton’s photos and snippets of interviews with the subjects.

Since then, the series has exploded in popularity, and includes a Facebook page with just under 18 million likes, a Twitter account with 472,000 followers, and an Instagram page with almost 6 million followers.

Stanton has published three books: Humans of New York, Humans of New York: Stories, and Little Humans, a children’s book.

Registration required. Cost: Free.

UAlbany Great Danes vs. Richmond Spiders

UAlbany’s Great Danes will face off against the Richmond Spiders for this year’s Homecoming football game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Bob Ford Field in Casey Stadium. Make sure to wear your purple and gold as you cheer on the team. Ticket prices and sales available online.

And there's more

From field hockey to a viewing of the Veterans Wall of Honor, from dancing to dining, Homecoming 2016 is a weekend full of activities. For information on all the events, click here.


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