Commencement Ceremonies

The University at Buffalo does not hold a mass, general commencement. Each school or college within UB has its own degree conferral ceremony. 

Please click on your school below to view ceremony date, time & location. Additionally, many of the ceremony listings can be clicked on now to view detailed participation information.

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Degree Conferral Ceremonies

College of Arts and Sciences

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)

CAS Undergraduate - Arts, Natural Sciences & Math, and Interdisciplinary Programs

 

(Includes only the following depts: Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environment and Sustainability, Geology, Mathematics, Media Study, Music, Physics, Theatre & Dance, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary)

May 17

9:30 a.m., Alumni Arena

Anne M. Mecca
645-1391,
cas-commencement@buffalo.edu

CAS Undergraduate - Humanities and Social Sciences

 

(Includes only the following depts: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classics, Communication, Communicative Disorders & Sciences, Economics, English, Geography, Global Gender & Sexuality Studies, History, Jewish Thought, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Romance Languages & Literatures, Sociology, Special Studies, Transnational Studies)

May 17

3 p.m., Alumni Arena

See Mecca above
CAS Graduate Students May 15

1 p.m., Center for the Arts

Danielle Lewis
645-1457, dvegas@buffalo.edu

Educational Opportunity Center

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
Educational Opportunity Center May 20

7 p.m., Slee Hall

Frank Williams 645-1959, fsw@buffalo.edu

Graduate School of Education

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
Graduate School of Education May 15

9 a.m., Center for the Arts

Dawn Haak 645-1476, dawnhaak@buffalo.edu

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
MDs  May 1

1:30 p.m., Center for the Arts

Stacey Komendat 829-5135, staceyga@buffalo.edu or James J. Rosso 829-3466, jjrosso@buffalo.edu  
Biomedical Sciences (Undergrad & Grad, including Roswell Park Graduate Division) May 17

9:30 a.m., Center for the Arts

Grad Students: Beth White 829-3399, bethw@buffalo.edu 
Undergrads: Shannon Brown 829-5451, smbrown3@buffalo.edu

School of Architecture and Planning

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
School of Architecture and Planning May 15

5 p.m., Center for the Arts

Barbara Carlson 829-3920, carlsonb@buffalo.edu

School of Dental Medicine

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
School of Dental Medicine May 8

3 p.m., Center for the Arts

Denise Kennedy 829-2830, denisek@buffalo.edu

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
SEAS Undergraduate May 16 2 p.m., Alumni Arena Christine Human 645-4374, SEASCommencement@buffalo.edu
SEAS Graduate May 15 1 p.m., Alumni Arena See Human above

School of Law

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
School of Law May 17

3 p.m., Center for the Arts

Amy Atkinson 645-6224, aatkins@buffalo.edu

School of Management

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
SOM Undergraduate May 16

9 a.m., Alumni Arena

Julie LoTempio 645-3204, jal27@buffalo.edu
SOM Graduate May 15

5 p.m., Alumni Arena

See LoTempio above

School of Nursing

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
School of Nursing May 15

9 a.m., Alumni Arena

Robert Cenczyk 829-2287, robertce@buffalo.edu

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences May 16

5 p.m., Center for the Arts

Karl D. Fiebelkorn 645-2824, kdf@buffalo.edu

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
School of Public Health and Health Professions May 16

1 p.m., Center for the Arts

April Whitehead 829-6781, sphhp-commencement@buffalo.edu

School of Social Work

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
School of Social Work May 16

9 a.m., Center for the Arts

Dana M. Horne 645-1229, dhorne@buffalo.edu
Or Jenell V. Spitale 645-1269, spitalej@buffalo.edu

University-Wide Recognition Ceremonies

ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) Celebration of Achievement

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) Celebration of Achievement May 14

2 p.m., Center for the Arts

Kevin Ahuna 645-5613, ahunakl@buffalo.edu

Lavender (LGBTQ) Reception

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
Lavender (LGBTQ) Reception May 8 3 p.m., 210 Student Union Isabelle Ortiz 645-8528, iortiz2@buffalo.edu

University Honors College (By Invitation Only)

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
University Honors College (by invitation only) May 14

6 p.m., Center for the Arts

Jonathan Freifeld 645-3020, jmfreife@buffalo.edu

Veteran and Military Recognition Ceremony

Ceremony Date Time/Location Coordinator(s)
Veteran and Military Recognition Apr. 29

3 p.m., 330 Student Union

Daniel J. Ryan 829-5586, dryan@buffalo.edu