ALANA Celebration

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

The ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian, and Native American) Celebration will take place in-person, and is open to all University at Buffalo graduating students. This pre-commencement ceremony was conceived to honor the achievements of African, Latinx, Asian, and Native American students. 

This pre-commencement ceremony, conceived to honor the achievements of graduating UB ALANA students, is open to all graduating students. The Intercultural and Diversity Center and the Cora P. Maloney Center will be honoring you for your great accomplishments so please wear your graduation regalia. 

ALANA Registration Information

ALANA registration is now open.

Call for ALANA Speakers

Would you like to be the Student Speaker at ALANA?  The ALANA Committee is looking for speeches that offer a student’s perspective and helps the audience members, especially the graduates, celebrate their unique experiences at UB, while allowing them to look to their future as UB alumni. 

The 2024 ALANA ceremony will include all undergraduate, graduate and PhD candidates who will graduate:

  • Summer 2023
  • Fall 2023
  • Spring 2024

Student Speech Submission:  Friday, March 15, 5 p.m.

ALANA Registration: Friday, April 19, 5 p.m.

Important: Apply for Your Degree

2024 Commencement information is available. Please review this and other important checklist steps on the UB Commencement website.

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Your Academic Commencement

To learn more about your respective academic department's ceremony, please visit:

University at Buffalo
240 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2434