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Commencement Schedules

Informational links with ceremony participation details will be posted under each ceremony listing as information becomes available, between December and early February.

Due to the size of the graduating class, the University at Buffalo does not have one large common ceremony. Each school/college within UB has its own degree conferral ceremony; the ceremony called University Commencement is specifically for undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Degree Conferral Ceremonies

(Some university-wide Recognition Ceremonies are listed at bottom of page)

DateTimeCeremonyLocationCoordinators
Friday, May 1 9 am Medical Honors Program Slee Hall See Rosso & Stamm below
1:30 pm School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (MD)
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Center for the Arts James J. Rosso
829-3466, jjrosso@buffalo.edu
or
Debra L. Stamm
829-2802, dstamm@buffalo.edu
Friday, May 8 3 pm School of Dental Medicine Center for the Arts Sheryl A. Harvey
829-2839, saharvey@buffalo.edu
Friday, May 15 9 am Graduate School of Education
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Center for the Arts Alan Gellin
645-6640, agellin@buffalo.edu
1 pm College of Arts and Sciences (Graduate)
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Center for the Arts Joseph C. Syracuse
645-2711, jcs32@buffalo.edu
1 pm School of Nursing
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Alumni Arena Robert Cenczyk
829-2287, robertce@buffalo.edu
5 pm School of Architecture and Planning
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Center for the Arts Bruce R. Majkowski
829-3335, bruce@buffalo.edu
5 pm School of Management (Graduate)
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Alumni Arena Julie Farrell
645-3204, jk46@buffalo.edu
Saturday, May 16 9 am School of Social Work
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Center for the Arts Kathryn Kendall
645-1265, kkendall@buffalo.edu
or
Sarah J. Watson
645-1259, sjwatson@buffalo.edu
9 am School of Management (Undergraduate)
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Alumni Arena Julie Farrell
645-3204, jk46@buffalo.edu
1 pm School of Public Health and Health Professions
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Center for the Arts Michelle M. Incorvia
829-5705, mmi@buffalo.edu
1:30 pm School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Alumni Arena Christine Human
645-4374, chuman@buffalo.edu
5 pm School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Center for the Arts Karl D. Fiebelkorn
645-2824, kdf@buffalo.edu
Sunday, May 17 10 am University Commencement (Undergraduate Ceremony for College of Arts and Sciences)
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Alumni Arena Sonia Marinaccio
645-6147 ext. 2, smarin@buffalo.edu
Monday, May 18 2 pm Biomedical Sciences (Graduate & Undergraduate)
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Center for the Arts Grad Students: Beth A. White
829-3399, bethw@buffalo.edu
Undergrads: Kelli C. Hickey
829-3005, khickey@buffalo.edu
Wednesday, May 20 7 pm Educational Opportunity Center Slee Hall Mark A. Onesi
645-1942, markones@buffalo.edu
Saturday, May 23 1 pm SUNY Law School
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Center for the Arts Rebecca Donoghue
645-2052, ray1@buffalo.edu

University-Wide Recognition Ceremonies

DateTimeCeremonyLocationCoordinators
Friday, May 1 3 pm Lavender (LGBT) Reception 210 Student Union James E. Bowman
645-6935, jbowman2@buffalo.edu
Friday, May 15 11 am ALANA (African-American, Latino, Asian and Native American) Celebration of Achievement
Eligibility | Contact | Registration | FAQ
Slee Hall Phyllis A. Floro
645-2434, floro@buffalo.edu
6 pm University Honors College (by invitation only) Research Studies Ctr. (RPCI) Megan M. Bragdon
645-3020, mbragdon@buffalo.edu
Academic Ceremonies: Office of Special Events | 352 Fargo Quad, Bldg. 4 | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14261-0050 | (716) 645-6147 ext. 2
Commencement Events/Activities: Student Life | 150 Student Union | Buffalo, NY 14260 | (716) 645-2055 | E-mail