This School of Engineering and Applied Sciences commencement ceremony is only for undergraduate students graduating from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This includes students who are conferring the undergraduate portion of a combined BS/MS degree and students who are graduating with a BS/MBA.
This ceremony is intended and scheduled only for SEAS UNDERGRADS who have applied for graduation (degree) indicating one of the following graduation terms:
You are officially a degree candidate for next academic year. However, if you would prefer to participate in this year's ceremony instead, you can. If you apply for Sept. '20 degree conferral and register for this year's ceremony, your name will be announced when you cross the stage; however, your name will not be included in the printed program. The printed program only lists degree conferral candidates for the current academic year.
Registration for the commencement ceremony is separate from applying for graduation (degree). If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must register for it.
Please register online. A registration link will be posted here on March 2, 2020. Registration deadline: May 1, 2020.
If you would like to verify that your name will be printed in the commencement program, please check the registration site (see above). Students have the option to check their name without registering for the ceremony. The name printed will be your preferred name as it appears in HUB unless you indicate otherwise. Any changes must be made by April 15, 2020 to allow timely printing of the program.
Students earning baccalaureate degrees (including those awarded as part of combined degrees) are eligible to receive Latin honors based on their UB cumulative grade point average (GPA) on the following scale:
Average (based on 4.0=A)
To receive the Latin honors designation in the printed commencement programs, and to be eligible to wear the honorific gold cord (cum laude, magna and summa) during these ceremonies, candidates for the June degree conferral date must:
This recognition is only intended for students who will have their degrees conferred in June, or have had their degrees conferred in the previous February or September.
The gold cords will be available for purchase ($12) at the University Bookstore on North Campus beginning April 21. Students must present their UB ID at time of purchase.
Candidates for graduation are also encouraged to wear on their robes any insignia, emblems or pins signifying membership in honorary societies or academic organizations, or special honors received for academic or extracurricular activities.
Meet in the Edward L. Wright Practice Facility, located on the lower level of Alumni Arena, one full hour prior to the ceremony start time. Further instructions will be given to you by the commencement marshals at that time.
Also, in the Tickets and Guest Information section below, please see the information marked "For Your Safety - Prohibited Items." This information about security procedures and prohibited items applies to graduating students as well.
This is a ticketed ceremony. All guests will need a ticket to enter Alumni Arena (the location for this ceremony). Each graduating student will be able to request a number of tickets (up to 5) when they register for the ceremony. The graduating student will not need a ticket; they will be seated in a special section with all of the other graduates.
Ticket Pick-Up: Upon registering for the ceremony, students will receive a confirmation email that will include information listing date/time options for when they may pick up their tickets. Students must pick up their tickets in advance of commencement weekend, during the dates/times specified in the confirmation email. The student will need to show their UB ID when they pick up their tickets.
Extra Tickets: After the registration window has closed, any extra tickets will be distributed to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Details will be announced after the registration window closes on May 1, 2020.
Doors open for guest seating one hour prior to the ceremony start time. Seating 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 but please review the guidelines below.
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For any ticketed ceremony, a guest ticket is required for children ages 2 and older.
Children younger than 2 years old need a guest ticket for any ticketed ceremony only if you are bringing a baby carrier or infant car seat carrier into the ceremony; the ticket is for the seat space that will be taken up by the carrier.
Baby strollers are not permitted in Alumni Arena. Baby carriers and infant car seat carriers are only allowed if you have a ticket for the seat space that will be taken up by the carrier.
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.
Information about prohibited items is forthcoming. Please check back.
The name of each graduate participating in this ceremony will be announced.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Alumni Arena, 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.