Please join the Department of History for a special virtual ceremony to celebrate all our students have accomplished during their time here at the University at Buffalo. This smaller ceremony precedes the big University Commencement the following day, and allows for each of our graduates, both undergraduates and Master's students, to be recognized individually for their achievements. The ceremony will include a special speaker and the presentation of awards. All attending graduates will recieve a certificate after we say a few words about each individual student.
We hope you will be present to applaud each other’s accomplishments and give your professors the chance to wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Whether or not you plan to attend the ceremony, please fill out and return the History Graduation Survey and individual slide for the ceremony. The completed survey will supply us with important information required by the university and help us to better serve the needs of our current and future students. Please complete both required pieces of information no later than May 7, 2021.
For questions contact Shayna Devlin, Communications Coordinator, UGHis@buffalo.edu.
ALL students MUST fill out the survey and submit it no later than May 7, 2021
Date: Saturday May 15, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM
Zoom Link: (forthcoming)
Meeting ID: (forthcoming)
Commencement ceremonies for all CAS departments:
Friday, May 14, 2021
North Campus Tent
Sunday, May 16, 2021
All CAS ceremonies will be livestreamed.
Yes, the Department of History ceremony is a different additional ceremony from the general College of Arts ceremony. The department ceremony takes place the day before the CAS general ceremony, and is only for History students.
Yes! Master's students are encouraged to attend the cermony as well.
There is no charge for the ceremony or the reception.
Since we are going virtual this year, there is no recommended dress code other than to be appropriately attired to be on camera.
We do not limit the number of guests, but make sure you are adhereing to social distancing guidelines.
The ceremony lasts about an hour.
The departmental ceremony is a smaller, more intimate version of the larger UB Commencement that takes place the next day. Graduates and faculty will log in to the ceremony, which will include a brief speech by a guest speaker and the presentation of awards and announcement of various honors and Phi Alpha Theta membership. Each student receives a graduation certificate.
No. Official diplomas are mailed during the summer when the degree audit is complete.
Yes! Just make sure you have submitted your slide and survey form, so we know to expect you for the ceremony.
Information for the UB-wide ceremony can be found ont the Countdown to Commencement site.