Out of concern for the health and safety of our campus community, the University at Buffalo’s May 2020 commencement ceremonies will not take place as scheduled.
This College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony is for all graduate students within the College of Arts and Sciences. We are honored and proud to recognize their efforts and accomplishments.
This ceremony is intended and scheduled only for College of Arts and Sciences MASTERS AND DOCTORAL students who have applied for graduation (degree) indicating one of the following graduation terms:
Students should check with their academic departments to make sure all degree requirements have been met.
Under certain circumstances, students who have not yet completed all degree requirements can request to participate in commencement by emailing the ceremony coordinator, Danielle Lewis. In consultation with and support of the student's academic area, petitions to participate will be considered. All written requests must be received prior to the ceremony registration deadline.
To participate in the ceremony, eligible candidates are required to register online. Beginning January 10, you may register by visiting the College's site. Registration deadline: April 10.
An email confirmation will be sent out to registered candidates in April.
In the Tickets and Guest Information section below, please see the information marked "For Your Safety;" this information about security procedures and prohibited items applies to graduating students as well.
There are no admission tickets for this ceremony. Participating degree candidates may invite as many guests as they desire.
The Guest Info section of this website has all the information your guests need to know about directions and parking, seating (including seating for children and infants), accessibility and visiting campus.
Children, toddlers and infants are welcome as guests at all commencement ceremonies but please review the guidelines below.
Baby strollers are not permitted in the seats or aisles in the theater because of the safety hazards they pose. Therefore, the use of baby strollers is discouraged. If a baby stroller is necessary, it must be left in the entrance of the theater at your own risk.
Additional safety information is forthcoming. Please check back.
The name of each graduate participating in this ceremony will be announced.
Many departments also schedule gatherings during the days leading up to and including commencement weekend. Please check directly with your department to see if any activities may be taking place in addition to your official commencement ceremony.
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (approximately)
Center for the Arts, UB North Campus
Graduating students participating in commencement wear academic apparel. Order early to make sure you get the appropriate items on time.
The Office of the Registrar will mail your diploma to your permanent address approximately six to eight weeks after the conferral date. Students are responsible for making address changes; these should be made through your HUB Student Center to ensure that you receive your diploma.