Dear Class of 2021,
Congratulations to our graduating students and to the family and friends who have helped them reach this auspicious day. This is a graduation unlike anything any of us expected over a year ago. None-the-less it is still your day to celebrate, even if many of the hugs and high-fives are all virtual.
A decade from now some of you will be in careers exactly as you planned, but many of you will be far from where you started and far from the title of your degree. That is true for graduates from every department, but what is special about our majors is that regardless of your future career, you are leaving UB having focused your education on the knowledge and skills to be stewards of a world that needs all of the help it can get. That stewardship can be the choices you make on ballots, advocacy you engage in or it may be career focused on the environment. They are all critical to our future and we are proud of your accomplishments up to now and look forward to your future accomplishments.
We had been hoping to have a department celebration for our graduates. Like so many other events it has to be put off, but we will try again next year. If you are in Buffalo or can get back in May 2022 you are invited to what I hope will be a Class of 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduation picnic.
Until then, congratulations, our best wishes, good luck in your endeavors, and of course, get vaccinated and stay safe.
Howard Lasker, Department Chair
Nick Henshue, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Chris Larsen, Director of Graduate Studies
Saturday, May 15
Sunday, May 16
Arts, Natural Sciences, Math and Interdisciplinary Programs: 9:30 a.m.
Humanities and Social Sciences: 3:00 p.m.
Post on social media using #UBclassof2021
Friday, May 15 1 p.m.
This virtual ceremony is for graduate students from all departments within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Saturday, May 16 3 p.m.
This virtual ceremony is for undergraduate students from all departments within the College of Arts and Sciences.