Graduate Commencement

Event Schedule

Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Center for the Arts, North Campus 

Coordinator: Danielle Lewis 
Contact: arts-sciences@buffalo.edu 

Student Participation Policy

This ceremony is for College of Arts and Sciences master’s and doctoral students with degree conferral dates of August 31, 2021, February 1, 2022 and June,1 2022. To register to participate, please complete the registration form. 

*Please note that registering to participate in Commencement is separate from applying for graduation.

Faculty Participation

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences who plan to participate in the ceremony should complete the participation form.

Guest Information

This is not typically a ticketed ceremony, however, as health guidance changes, this may shift to accomodate any capacity requirements. More information will be forthcoming.

Guest Info (Health & Safety info; security/prohibited items; parking; accessibility for guests of grads) is now posted at https://www.buffalo.edu/commencement/guest-info/center-for-the-arts.html

Caps and Gowns

Please refer to the main Commencement website for information on regalia. 

Diplomas

Printed Diploma

The Office of the Registrar will mail a printed diploma, free of charge, to your permanent address approximately six to eight weeks after the conferral date. Students are responsible for making address changes; these should be made by the term conferral date to ensure that you receive your diploma.

Update your permanent address

Certified Electronic Diploma

Students who graduated June 2020 and later also have the option to purchase a certified electronic diploma (CeDiploma) for $15.95. An offer will be sent to your UB email, from info@credentialtrust.com, approximately 3-6 weeks after your degree conferral date.

Learn more about the CeDiploma