Graduate Commencement

Event Schedule

Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Center for the Arts, North Campus 

Coordinator: Tracy Gasinski

Faculty Participation

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

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 April 15.

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

Deliberate disruption or prevention of the peaceful and orderly conduct of classes, lectures, events, meetings and other University activities is strictly prohibited.

Program Book

Eligible students will appear in the program book. Your legal name as it appears in HUB will be used for the commencement program book. If you are participating in the 2024 commencement ceremony, you may request how your name should appear in the program book when you register. If you are not participating in the ceremony and would like your Preferred Diploma Name listed in the program book, please email Tracy Gasinski at no later than April 4, 2024. Program book content will reflect the data available in HUB as of April 4, 2024.

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