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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 Alumna is National Teacher of the Year Finalist

Jahana Hayes, a graduate of School of Education at the University of Bridgeport (UB), has been named one of four finalists for the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award and the 2016 State of Connecticut Teacher of the Year. Hayes teaches high school history at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Connecticut. She … Click to read more.

Professor Emeritus and former Connecticut Poet Laureate Richard Allen appears on “Prairie Home Companion”

Richard “Dick” Allen, beloved professor emeritus at the University of Bridgeport (UB) and the former Poet Laureate of Connecticut, shared his magisterial work with millions of listeners on November 21, when he was invited to perform on “Prairie Home Companion,” the nationally-recognized variety show hosted by Garrison Keillor. The show was broadcast live from the … Click to read more.


Young Alumni Networking Event @ Bridgeport Bluefish Stadium
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The University of Bridgeport Alumni Association has teamed up with the Bridgeport Young Professionals Group to present you with a “home run” of an event! Join us on Thursday, May 19 from 6:30-9:00pm to cheer on the Bridgeport Bluefish as they take on the Somerset Patriots.  Enjoy the game from a private Party Box with appetizers, drink specials (including two FREE), raffles and FREE admission!  Support CT’s own minor league baseball team, network, and mingle with local Young Professionals and UB Young Alumni!

The stadium is walkable from the Bridgeport Metro North station and has plenty of parking ($7 per car).  Since this is a ticketed event and space is limited, registration is required!

Click here to register

UB Athletics Golf Classic @ Race Brook Country Club
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Please join us for the Twentieth Annual UB Athletics Golf Classic at the beautiful Race Brook Country Club.  To support the rising success and growth of UB athletics, all net proceeds from this event will be used to enhance our athletic facilities to give our student athletes the best possible environment.  Your continued support will ensure that the Purple Knights are recognized as one of the elite Division II programs in the northeast.

Register online at give.bridgeport.edu/2016GolfClassic
$250 per player, $1000 per foursome

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to play an enjoyable round of golf while also supporting UB athletics! For more information, contact Pete Doneit at pdoneit@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4017.

Homecoming 2016 @ University of Bridgeport Campus
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 1:00 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.
Take advantage of a special $5 off early bird rate now through August 31, 2016!

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).
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!


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!