Congratulations! You made it. Welcome to the family of UB graduates, a family that includes more than 220,000 alumni across the globe.

Special Guests and Honorees

> Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will be the guest speaker for the School of Public Health and Health Professions

> Ralph Wilson, founder and 54-year owner of the Buffalo Bills, will posthumously receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, UB’s highest honor

> SUNY honorary doctorates will be presented to Ira Flatow, alumnus and host of Public Radio International’s “Science Friday”; Norman McCombs, alumnus and recipient of the 2013 National Medal of Technology and Innovation; and Jack Lightstone, president and vice chancellor of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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Each school/college within UB has its own degree conferral ceremony. The University Commencement ceremony is specifically for undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences and takes place Sun. May 18.


All 2014 commencement ceremonies take place on UB’s North Campus in Amherst. Venues include Alumni Arena, Center for the Arts and Slee Concert Hall.

Watch Online

Several commencement ceremonies will be streamed live online, and many others will be posted on YouTube shortly afterward.

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Keep in touch!

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President’s message

UB President Satish K. Tripathi salutes members of the Class of 2014 with a congratulatory message.

Lifelong Learner

Great-grandmother and Seneca Faithkeeper Nancy Napierala, 78, will receive her PhD in American studies from UB’s Department of Transnational Studies.