The UB College of Arts and Sciences Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement office, invites volunteers to host events that bring UB alumni together. 

Building your UB alumni network where you live has never been easier. The 716 UB Alumni Party in a Box program is a way to help build your UB connections in your city. Learn more about being a volunteer host help build the UB alumni network.  

Volunteer FAQS

How do I sign up to be a volunteer host?

Just ask! Contact the UB College of Arts and Sciences Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement office.

*Your party must have a minimum of 12 attendees to be eligible for an event box 

What does a volunteer host do?

A host is a volunteer responsible for working with the UB College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Engagement team to plan and execute an event: choosing a venue, date/time.

What kind of support is available?

You will have the logistic support of the Alumni Engagement team. We will assemble a list of alumni (names only) in the area and send out invitations via email, promote the event on our website and social media platforms, and manage RSVPs.

What's inside a party in a box?

Everything you need to host an UB Alumni event. Including:

  • Paper products (cups, napkins, plates)
  • Table tents
  • Nametags
  • UB pennant
  • Reusable tote
  • Pens
  • Photograph props
  • Table cloth
  • UB publication(s) 

Can I co-host?

Of course! Whether it be a colleague, friend, or former classmate.

What kind of event can I host?

Common events are hosted happy hours, but this will depend on your target alumni audience and your geographical region.

Where can I host my event?

Typical alumni events are hosted at restaurants/bars or alumni volunteers have opened up their homes.

When to begin planning?

We recommend planning about 10-12 weeks in advance. This will allow time to book a venue and send out invitations.