Graduate Commencement

Event Schedule

Date: tbd
Time: tbd
Location: Center for the Arts, North Campus 

Coordinator: David Lang

Student Participation Policy

This ceremony is for College of Arts and Sciences master’s and doctoral students with degree conferral dates of August 31, 2023, February 1, 2024 and June,1 2024. To register to participate, please complete the registration form by date tbd.

*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.

Caps and Gowns

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


Printed Diploma

The Office of the Registrar will mail a printed diploma, free of charge, to your permanent address approximately four to six 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 have the option to purchase a certified electronic diploma (CeDiploma) for $15.95. Notification will be sent to your UB email, from, approximately 3-6 weeks after your degree conferral date.

Learn more about the CeDiploma