This Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences commencement ceremony is only for students graduating from the MD program.
You are invited to participate in this commencement if you are an MD candidate planning to graduate in 2018. Candidates will receive information about commencement in December.
Registration for the commencement ceremony is separate from applying for graduation (degree). If you want to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must register for it.
Please register online. Registration deadline: March 23.
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.
Students are to report to the Center for the Arts at 12:30 p.m. and follow signs to the student robing room. Students will receive further instructions at that time.
The ceremony will run no longer than two hours maximum. If you plan to attend the post-ceremony reception, take some photos and then return your gown as required in the CFA basement, you can plan on leaving the CFA by approximately 4:30 p.m.
There are no admission tickets for this ceremony. Participating degree candidates may invite as many guests as they desire.
Guest seating opens 1 hour prior to the ceremony start time and is general admission (first-come, first-served).
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.
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (approximately; reception to
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.
Instructions on how to view your name as it will appear on your diploma will be sent to your UB email shortly. Please follow instructions in a timely manner.
Students will receive their diploma at the ceremony as long as they have completed all graduation requirements including having satisfactory grades in all courses. If you have not completed all requirements, your diploma will be mailed to you once you have; please contact the Office of Medical Education for more information.