Checklist

Use this checklist to make sure you can graduate on time, get your degree and diploma, and join your friends at commencement. 

Applying for graduation pertains to your degree and diploma. 

Registering for commencement lets you take part in the commencement ceremony. 

Please note that these are separate steps.

Step 1. Apply for Graduation (Get Your Degree)

How to Apply

Currently Enrolled Students Students Who Are Not Currently Enrolled

Go to your HUB Student Center and apply for graduation online before the application deadline date. Once your application has been received, your degree status can be found in your Student Center in the HUB.

If you are no longer enrolled at UB, but are still planning to graduate, you must apply for graduation online before the deadline. The application can be submitted as early as one semester before your last semester at UB, but no later than the application deadline.

Application Deadlines

Expected Graduation Term

Application Deadline

Conferral Date

Fall

October 15

February 1

Spring

February 22

June 1

Summer

July 15

September 1

Applications submitted after the deadline will be posted for the next filing date.

You cannot graduate without submitting this application.

When you apply for graduation, you are only applying to receive your degree and your diploma. You may still have to register separately to take part in a commencement ceremony.

Step 2. Register for Your Commencement Ceremony

If you want to participate in your commencement ceremony, please note that some ceremonies require you to register in advance, get tickets for your guests, and follow other guidelines. 

This info which varies by ceremony will be posted on each ceremony's information page by January. A link to that information will be available here at that time.

Step 3. Make Sure You've Met All Graduation Requirements

  • Review your degree status on HUB Academic Advisement Report on MyUB. All requirements must be satisfied on this report in order for your degree to be conferred. If you believe there is an error, contact your advisor immediately.
  • Check with your advisor to make sure you're on track to graduate.
  • Make sure UB has official final transcripts on file from any other college or university you may have attended.
  • All final grades must be in by the conferral dates. Make sure Study Abroad, independent study and internship grades have been submitted.
  • Update your name and address with the Registrar to ensure that your diploma is properly prepared and sent to the correct location.

Step 4. Settle Your Accounts

You must pay your outstanding bills before you can graduate. Transcripts and diplomas can only be sent out for students with no financial obligations. You can view any holds in your HUB Student Center.

Step 5. Order Your Cap and Gown

You can order your cap and gown through the University Bookstore on North Campus.