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

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Departments and Programs: Art; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Environmental Geosciences; 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

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

Caps and Gowns

CAS Regalia Colors

Caps and Gowns

Bachelor’s: Blue

Master's: Black

Doctoral: Rentals are black. UB regalia (for purchase) 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. 

Undergraduate Student Speaker Competition

One last 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. 

#UBClassof2020 Virtual Ceremonies