Commencement

Students taking selfies at UB commencement.

Congratulations, #UBClassOf2021!

The College of Arts and Sciences will present three commencement ceremonies:

  • Undergraduate Morning Ceremony: All graduating majors in the Arts, Natural Sciences, Math and Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Undergraduate Afternoon Ceremony: All graduating majors in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Graduate: All graduating master's and doctoral students

Every student who is eligible and wishes to participate must register for the appropriate ceremony. Registration links will be sent to the UB email of all students eligible to participate in mid-April.

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Departments and Programs: Art; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Environment and Sustainability; Geology; Mathematics; Media Study; Music; Physics; Theatre and Dance; Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Not sure which department or program you are in? Please contact us!

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: UB Stadium

Coordinator: Anne Mecca
Contact: (716) 645-2401 or cas-commencement@buffalo.edu

Departments and Programs: Africana and American Studies; Anthropology; Asian Studies; Classics; Communication; Communicative Disorders and Sciences; Economics; English; Geography; Global Gender and Sexuality Studies; History; Jewish Thought; Linguistics; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Romance Languages and Literatures; Sociology; Special Studies 

Not sure which department or program you are in? Please contact us!

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: UB Stadium

Coordinator: Anne Mecca
Contact: (716) 645-2401 or cas-commencement@buffalo.edu

Departments and Programs: All College of Arts and Sciences departments and programs with graduating master's or doctoral students. 

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: UB Stadium

Coordinators: David Lang and Danielle Lewis
Contact: David - (716) 645-6563, langdj@buffalo.edu; Danielle - (716) 645-1457, dvegas@buffalo.edu 

Please note that the date, time and location of the Graduate Commencement ceremony has changed to Saturday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the UB Stadium to allow for guest attendance (each graduate will receive four guest tickets).

Caps and Gowns

CAS Regalia Colors

Caps and Gowns

Bachelor’s: Blue

Master's: Black

Doctoral: UB regalia is blue.

Tassels

College of Arts and Sciences tassels are blue and white.

Hoods

Hoods are lined in blue and gold. The width of the velvet border varies by degree, while the color of the velvet border indicates the academic discipline; PhD hoods are trimmed in royal blue. 

When you place your order, you will be guided in selecting the appropriate regalia based on your academic discipline and degree.

Latin Honors Cords

Students who are eligible for Latin honors may purchase gold cords from the University Bookstore.