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A happy hour event for young alumni from area colleges will be held March 13 in The Lodge Bar & Grill on West Chippewa Street.

The Young Professional Networking Happy Hour will allow young alumni to network with other graduates from nine local colleges from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the restaurant at 79 W. Chippewa Street.

WNY After Hours, a coalition of nine local colleges and universities, is organizing the event. The coalition comprises SUNY Buffalo State, Canisius College, Daemen College, D’Youville College, Fredonia University, Hilbert College, Medaille College, Niagara University, and the University at Buffalo.

Select distinguished alumni from each institution will facilitate discussion for the event’s attendees. Admission includes two drink tickets and a buffet of hors d’oeuvres, including vegetarian options. Drink tickets can be redeemed for cocktails, mixed drinks, domestic beer or house wine. A cash bar will also be available. Dress code is business casual, and friends are welcome.

Registration is available through each college, and alumni should contact their respective alma mater for the event’s price details.