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, David Lang. 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 registration deadline in April.
To participate in the ceremony, eligible candidates are required to register online. Online registration begins Monday, January 15. Visit the College's site for details and registration link. Registration deadline: April 2.
Please contact the coordinator of this ceremony as far in advance as possible to discuss your needs and what accommodations you require.
Please see the Accessibility for Guests page.
An email confirmation will be sent out to registered candidates in April.
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 as long as you follow these guidelines.
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.
If you are with a child who is talking, crying or moving around in a manner that is distracting to the ceremony, you may be asked to step outside the ceremony.
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
Caps, gowns and other regalia are available through the University Bookstore on the North Campus. Order early to make sure you get everything on time.
The Office of the Registrar will mail your diploma to your permanent address approximately four to six 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.