We recognize this accomplishment requires a tremendous amount of dedication, sacrifice and extraordinary perseverance in the face of setbacks that happen along the way. 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.
The Graduate School of Education's commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023; 9:00 AM - Center for the Arts.
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All eligible students will receive an email invitation to participate in the ceremony. All students that wish to participate will need to register. Details on how to register are to be announced. Be aware that registration to attend commencement is different than/separate from applying for graduation.
This ceremony is intended and scheduled only for master's and doctoral graduates of the Graduate School of Education who have applied for graduation (degree) indicating one of the following graduation terms:
Students should check with their advisors to make sure all degree requirements have been met.
If you have questions about your eligibility to graduate, please email email@example.com.
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.
Regalia is required to participate in the commencement ceremony. Graduates are required to purchase their regalia by April 2, 2021 to guarantee delivery before the ceremony. Orders received after that date are not guarenteed to arrive before the ceremony and are subject to additional shipping costs.
Information on academic apparel for the upcoming commencement season will be posted as that time approaches.
The Office of the Registrar will mail a printed diploma, free of charge, to your permanent address approximately six to eight 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 also have the option to purchase a certified electronic diploma (CeDiploma) for $15.95. An offer will be sent to your UB email, from firstname.lastname@example.org, approximately 3-6 weeks after your degree conferral date. Learn more about the CeDiploma.
Professional photography will be available at the event and provided by GradImages. Photos will be taken of graduates at center stage and again off stage in a special designated photo area. Details on obtaining photos will be provided at the ceremony.
No tickets are required to attend commencement. Guest seating in the Center for the Arts is on a “first come first served” basis. For general commencement questions regarding university-wide matters such as student caps and gowns and guest information including health and safety guidelines, prohibited items, parking, and accessibility for guests of graduates, please visit the university commencement site.
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 2023 will be made available. Check back the day of the ceremony to download and view the official event program.
Each ceremony in chronological order will be listed on the university commencement web page. As streams become available, viewing links and an accessible PDF of the commencement program, including a listing of all graduates in the class of 2023, will be posted.
UB’s guidelines are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health and SUNY. All members of the UB community are urged to familiarize themselves with UB’s guidelines and to stay informed of any changes.
As always, the health and safety of the UB community remains paramount. The university may adjust its health guidelines, as needed, based on new scientific evidence and the course of the pandemic. Visit buffalo.edu/event-guidelines for the current guidelines.
For those unable to attend in person, degree conferral ceremonies will be available for live stream and post-ceremony viewing.
Upon arrival, security personnel will conduct a speedy inspection of all belongings.
Get your cap and gown, take that graduation photo, and leave your mark. Countdown to Commencement begins now!
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 2022 Sign-a-Bull.
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