Ceremonies and Celebrations

Reflect on past achievements, honor fellow students and celebrate with the UB community at these ceremonies and events.

  • 10/23/20
    Every year, students are recognized by various departments for their leadership, service and commitment to making a difference on campus or in the community. The Pillars of Leadership Induction Ceremony brings these students together to recognize them again for their exceptional efforts, and thank them for being a “Pillar of Leadership” at UB. This event is held annually in May; details will be posted on the UB Events Calendar when available.
  • 10/23/20
    Join us as we remember our students who passed away during the year. At this annual ceremony, we mourn the loss of these beloved individuals, and reflect upon the impact they had — on us, our friends and the entire campus community. Come together as we dedicate a brick on the promenade in permanent remembrance of each student.

The Celebrations of Academic Excellence recognize the vision, goals and commitments that unite us as an academic community. At these ceremonies, students and faculty are honored with prestigious awards, including the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. To learn more, please visit the Celebrations of Academic Excellence website.

Commencement

Each school or college within UB has its own degree conferral ceremony. You can learn more about these ceremonies — including dates and times, ticket information and registration information for students — at the Commencement website.

Recognition Ceremonies

ALANA

The ALANA Celebration of Achievement is a commencement recognition ceremony, primarily for underrepresented students and student of color. For information about registration and participation, please view the Commencement website.

Lavender

The Lavender Reception is a commencement recognition ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community at UB. Check the Commencement website in late spring for information about registration and participation.

Veteran and Military Recognition

Veteran and Military Recognition is a commencement recognition ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students who serve or have served in the military. Check the Commencement website in late spring for information about registration and participation.