2020 Commencement Calendar

UB Commencement.
A Message from President Satish K. Tripathi

Out of concern for the health and safety of our campus community, the University at Buffalo’s May 2020 commencement ceremonies will not take place as scheduled. Plans to reschedule graduation celebrations are currently being developed. We will update our graduates and our entire campus community as soon as possible.

While we know this is disappointing news to UB’s Class of 2020 as well their families, friends and our university community, this is a necessary decision given the unprecedented circumstances we face. As we look forward to celebrating our 2020 graduates in a manner befitting their accomplishments, I thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Congratulations, #UBClassof2020!

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 wishes to participate must register online for the appropriate ceremony. Registration links can be found on the individual ceremony pages.

Follow the commencement hashtag, #UBClassof2020 and share in the celebration

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: TBD
Time: TBD 
Location: TBD

Coordinator: Anne Mecca
Contact: (716) 645-1391 or cas-commencement@buffalo.edu

Departments and Programs: 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; Transnational Studies 

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

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Coordinator: Anne Mecca
Contact: (716) 645-1391 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: TBD
Time: TBD

Location: TBD
Coordinator: Danielle Lewis 
Contact: (716) 645-1457 or dvegas@buffalo.edu

Undergraduate Commencement Student Speaker Competition

One more chance to raise your voice!

Every year, the College of Arts and Sciences selects two student speakers for the morning and afternoon undergraduate commencement ceremonies. This honor includes several perks, and finalists will have the opportunity to meet with a consultant to practice and perfect their speech.