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UB Alumna Gifted “Key to the City”

2016 National Teacher of the Year Recognized by City of Bridgeport The University of Bridgeport will celebrate the presentation of the “Key to the City” to a 2014 School of Education graduate on September 14 when Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim acknowledges alumna Jahana Hayes, recipient of the prestigious 2016 National Teacher of the Year … Click to read more.

UB Alumni Association names 2016 Distinguished Alumni

Award winners to be recognized on September 14, when association also presents $10,000 scholarship. The University of Bridgeport Alumni Association will present four with its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, on Wednesday, September 14.  The association also will award its annual Alumni Association Scholarship, worth $10,000 this year, to junior Mendel Murray. “Each year, … Click to read more.

UB’s Jahana Hayes wins National Teacher of the Year

School of Education alumna is chosen as America’s top teacher. Jahana Hayes ’14, an alumna of University of Bridgeport School of Education, has been named the 2016 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers for her ability to inspire at-risk students to break through the bounds of poverty and … Click to read more.

UB Alumni Art Show, March 24 to April 9

  Annual exhibition features works by Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer amid rich collection of eclectic art.  The University of Bridgeport is proud to present its fifth annual Alumni Art Show from March 24 to April 9 at the Schelfhaudt Gallery inside the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport. An opening wine-and-cheese reception will be held … Click to read more.

Columnist and author Bessy Reyna at UB on February 25

“Necessary Voices” series continues with Bessy Reyna and “Border Crossings: A Day in the Life of Latino Immigrant Poets” Celebrated author Bessy Reyna, whose popular newspaper columns, articles, books, and poetry have given voice to the immigrant experience, will lecture and read at the University of Bridgeport on Thursday, February 25, from 4:30 p.m. to … Click to read more.


UB Faculty Music Recital @ Littlefield Recital Hall
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come enjoy a night of music featuring UB faculty members!

The evening performance will include Dan Arcamone on guitar, Henry Lugo on bass, and Jason Kruk on drums.

Click here to learn more about UB’s 2016–2017 Performance Season!

Homecoming 2016 @ University of Bridgeport Campus
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm

UB Homecoming 2016
Celebrate your Purple Knight Pride!

Alumni, current students, families, faculty, staff, and friends of the University of Bridgeport
are invited to join us for a weekend full of fun social, academic, and athletic events!

Stay tuned for updates or follow us at Facebook.com/UBridgeport! 


$20 for adults, $15 for students and children under 18, and free for students on a UB meal plan.

Your registration includes a free tee-shirt, continental breakfast and BBQ lunch on Saturday, and brunch at Marina Dining Hall on Sunday!  Also includes entry into events throughout the weekend (exceptions: UBCC Dinner, Athletics Hall of Fame, 5k). Pick up your shirt, lanyard, and more info at the Cox Student Center on Saturday and the Marina Dining Hall on Sunday.

Click Here to Register for Homecoming Weekend!

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 14

 Saturday, October 15

Sunday, October 16

All events, locations, and times subject to change.

More information: Homecoming@Bridgeport.edu

Hotel and Travel

The University of Bridgeport has arranged discounted rates at local hotels for anyone attending Homecoming Weekend:

  • Holiday Inn – 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport: $89 room rate will be offered until 10/1/16.  Call (203) 334-1234 and ask for the Homecoming Weekend at UB room block or make a reservation online (discounted rate is applied automatically).
  • Marriott – 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull: $124 room rate will be offered until 9/23/16.  Call (203) 378-1400 and ask for the University of Bridgeport Homecoming Weekend room block or make a reservation online (discount rate is applied automatically).
  • Courtyard by Marriott Shelton – 780 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton: $95 room rate will be offered until 9/23/16. Call (203) 929-1500 and ask for the University of Bridgeport Homecoming Weekend room block.

The UB Shuttle will be making continuous loops from the Bridgeport Holiday Inn to and from the UB campus on Saturday, October 15 from 10am-10pm.  Also on Saturday, from 7:30pm-10:00pm, there will be an added stop at the Crafty Monk on Fairfield Ave. to transport attendees to the Young Alumni Black Rock Bash!

Pep Rally – Homecoming 2016 @ Marina Pocket Park
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come out and support your UB Purple Knights at a Pep Rally to kick off Homecoming Weekend 2016!

Click here to register for all of the great events throughout Homecoming Weekend!

UB's Purple Knight and the UB cheerleaders get amped for a pep rally! - University of Bridgeport


Alumni Baseball & Softball Game – Homecoming 2016 @ Baseball Diamond #1
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Spectators are invited to come watch this fun and friendly game with teams of alumni baseball and softball players facing off for bragging rights!

Click here to register for all of the great events throughout Homecoming Weekend

UB's Men's Baseball Team - University of Bridgeport

Alumni Soccer Game – Homecoming 2016 @ Knights Field
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy continental breakfast in the Arnold Room of Hubbell gym at 8:00am.  Scrimmage and socialize with fellow UB soccer alumni at this casual reunion event, then stay for the BBQ lunch to tailgate the men’s and women’s soccer games!

Click here to register for all of the great events throughout Homecoming Weekend!

UB Soccer Team Members on Knights Field - University of Bridgeport