Stage and crowd at the Grand Opening of the Murchie Family Field House.

As a division of the Office of the President, University Events supports all university commencement ceremonies, celebrations of faculty, staff and student academic excellence, Distinguished Speakers Series as well as unique-in-time events such as building openings and dignitary visits. University Events leads presidential events organized annually in partnership with other University offices to amplify institutional values.

In doing so, the office sets the standard for events of significance and impact and conveys the University’s message, priorities, and image to both internal and external constituents.

As a university partner, University Events provides logistical and event planning guidance to UB schools and divisions.  

Event Planning & Services

How can we help?

Our office offers resources to help ensure a successful event. Explore our planning and services page for contact information.


A Successful Series

Thank you to all who attended and those who continue to make the Distinguished Speakers Series possible. Information on next season's speakers is forthcoming.



Each school within UB hosts its own degree conferral ceremony. For more information about the ceremonies and to view past ceremonies, visit the Commencement website.

Celebration of Excellence

Honoring Excellence

Join us each semester for a univeristy-wide ceremony to celebrate academic excellence.  The University at Buffalo honors faculty and staff in the fall and students in the spring.