School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

This virtual ceremony is for all undergraduate and graduate students graduating from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). We are honored and proud to recognize their efforts and accomplishments.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Ceremony Coordinators

Christine Human

Phone: (716) 645-4374


Brianna Sprole

Phone: (716) 645-3405


Student Information


This ceremony is intended and scheduled only for undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who have applied for graduation (degree) indicating one of the following graduation terms:

  • Summer 2019 (Sept. '19 degree conferral)
  • Fall 2019 (Feb. '20 degree conferral)
  • Spring 2020 (June '20 degree conferral)

Students should check with their advisors to make sure all degree requirements have been met.

Students who have applied for degree conferral for Summer 2020 by April 15, 2020 are also invited to participate in the virtual celebration. However, undergraduate students who graduate Summer 2020 will not be eligible for Latin honors recognition.

Recognition of Latin Honors

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)

  • 3.20 — cum laude
  • 3.50 — magna cum laude
  • 3.75 — summa cum laude

To receive the Latin honors designation, candidates for the June degree conferral date must:

  • Qualify based upon their UB cumulative GPA through the winter intersession of that year, and projected UB credit hours through the spring semester of that year; standings for Latin honors may change once final grades are posted or degrees conferred.
  • Present a minimum of 60 credit hours of UB undergraduate coursework, at least 54 of which must be graded credits (i.e., not grades of 'P', 'S' or 'U').

Virtual Participation

All applicable and eligible students will be included in this virtual ceremony.  No registration is required.

Printed Program

At this time we are still planning to produce a printed program for the virtual ceremony, however, the timeline is not known. The program will list Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 graduates only. Once produced, we will mail to your preferred mailing address in HUB.

Diplomas Mailed 6-8 Weeks After Conferral

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.