Jacobs School Statement on Early Graduation of Medical Students

Published April 6, 2020

The Governor’s Executive Order enables members of our Class of 2020 to volunteer to participate as new members of the Western New York health care workforce.

We expect that members of our Class of 2020 will graduate on May 1, the original graduation date on the academic calendar.

However, should the apex of patients hospitalized overwhelm our health care workforce, we will be prepared to graduate early medical students who have both completed all of their education requirements and volunteer to be available.

Additional information on the university’s response to COVID-19 is available on UB’s COVID-19 website.