Image of blue and white tassle.

Congratulations Class of 2021!

We recognize this accomplishment requires a tremendous amount of dedication, sacrifice and extraordinary perseverance in the face of setbacks that happen along the way. This year has been marked by extreme, unique, and unexpected challenges. Nevertheless, you persisted through it all. You should feel immense pride and recognition for this achievement. Thank you for your hard work, dedication to academic excellence, and for everything you have contributed to the university and our GSE community.  

2021 Commencement Ceremony Details

The Graduate School of Education's commencement ceremony was held on Friday, May 14 at 9 a.m. All graduating students were given the option to participate virtually or in-person at UB Stadium.

Register to Participate

All eligible students received and invitation to participate in the ceremony.  All students that wish to participate must log in and choose how they wish to participate - either in-person or virtually. If you are eligible to graduate and did not receive the registration invitation, please email


This ceremony is intended and scheduled only for Masters and Doctoral graduates of the Graduate School of Education who have applied for graduation (degree) indicating one of the following graduation terms:

  • Summer 2020 (Aug. '20 degree conferral)
  • Fall 2020 (Feb. '21 degree conferral)
  • Spring 2021 (June '21 degree conferral)

Students should check with their advisors to make sure all degree requirements have been met.

Order Your Regalia

Regalia is required to participate in the commencement ceremony. Graduates are required to purchase their regalia by April 2, 2021 to guarentee delivery before the ceremony. Orders received after that date are not guarenteed to arrive before the ceremony and are subject to additional shipping costs.

#GSEGrad Photo Gallery

These are some of our favorite photos. Share your favorites with us: Tag us using #GSEGrad in your public social posts!

Photography: Amber Winters. Editing/video captures: William Belz.

Cap and tassel at Baird Point.

Accessing the Livestreamed Ceremony

Unable to attend? Watch the video:

Ceremony Program

View an accessible PDF of the commencement program for the UB Graduate School of Education Ceremony, including a listing of all graduates in the class of 2021.

Special Accommodations

Do you or any of your guests have special needs that require assistance during the ceremony? If so, please email Dawn Haak with specific details of those needs.


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Countdown events for this year include in-person and virtual events from paint night and cap decorating contest to a virtual fun run.

The virtual commencement experience is loaded with traditions, contests and activities. Use these tools to add your memories and show your UB spirit.


Take part in UB’s annual graduation tradition and leave your legacy by “signing” your name on the 2021 Sign-a-Bull.