Commencement Cord Ceremony

Recognizing veteran and military-connected graduates with red, white and blue cords at a special pre-commencement ceremony. 

red, white and blue commencement cords at the Veterans ceremony.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

This celebration event provides veterans with red, white and blue cords to recognize their service. The cords can be worn with their cap and gown at Commencement. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the Buffalo Room.  A reception will follow. RSVP is encouraged.

The following groups will be eligible for the honor cords:

  • Veterans of the US Armed Forces
  • Members of the National Guard
  • Members of the Reserves
  • Newly commissioned ROTC Cadets and Officers

Attention Graduates: Apply for Your Degree

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

Photo Gallery: 2023 Veterans Cord Ceremony

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