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.
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences commencement ceremony is for all students who are graduating from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We are honored and proud to recognize their efforts and accomplishments.
This ceremony is intended and scheduled only for the students described above who have applied for graduation (degree) indicating one of the following graduation terms:
Students should check with their advisors to make sure all degree requirements have been met.
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.
Registration site information will be sent to your UB email address when it is available. Registration Deadline: May 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Even if students are not planning on attending the commencement ceremony, all graduating students are asked to complete the commencement registration information in order to have their name listed in the commencement 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.
Once students are registered for the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Commencement Ceremony, further instructions will be communicated via your UB email account.
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.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests will be permitted to enter the hall at 4:30 p.m., no earlier.
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.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (approximately; reception to follow)
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.