This School of Management commencement ceremony is only for undergraduate students graduating from the School of Management.
This ceremony is intended and scheduled only for School of Management UNDERGRADS who have applied for graduation (degree) indicating one of the following graduation terms:
If you are not officially graduating by the end of the spring semester, your name will not appear in this year's printed commencement program. However, you still may participate in this ceremony; registration required as described below.
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.
By late February, all undergraduates eligible to participate in the commencement exercise will be sent information regarding the ceremony and instructed to register via the online form if they wish to attend.
Register online; registration will be available in February. To ensure prospective graduates are seated and recognized in alphabetical sequence by degree, registration MUST be completed by April 5, 2019.
Those students who register for commencement, will receive an email in early May with final details.
If you have a disability that impacts your ability to participate in a commencement ceremony, please note your needs and what accommodations you require when you register for the ceremony. The coordinator of this ceremony will contact you to discuss and finalize your accommodations. If the coordinator does not contact you at least two weeks before the ceremony, please contact the coordinator directly.
Please see the Accessibility for Guests page.
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 March 6. 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.
You may request a letter of invitation for family members by contacting the Student Services Office. Stop by 204 Alfiero or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to indicate in your email that you are an undergraduate student.
Signs will direct you to the pre-staging area in the Edward Wright Practice Facility of Alumni Arena. All students participating in the undergraduate ceremony must arrive at Alumni Arena at 7:30 a.m.
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.
Allow two hours for the ceremony and another 15-30 minutes to get off campus and to your restaurant of choice. Therefore, do not make reservations before 11:30 a.m.
There are no admission tickets for this ceremony. Participating degree candidates may invite as many guests as they desire.
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 Alumni Arena.
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.
Your safety is our first priority. As you arrive, you may be greeted upon entry by security personnel who will conduct a speedy inspection of all belongings you may have with you. You may also be asked to unfasten any outerwear. Because of these security measures, please allow yourself a few extra minutes.
The following items are prohibited:
The name of each graduate participating in this ceremony will be announced.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (approximately)
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.