Congratulations Class of 2023!

Student in a cap and gown.

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. 

2023 Commencement Ceremony Details

The Graduate School of Education's commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023; 9:00 AM - Center for the Arts.

Cap and tassel at Baird Point.

Accessing the Livestreamed Ceremony

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Register to Participate

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:

  • Summer 2022 (Aug. '22 degree conferral)
  • Fall 2022 (Feb. '23 degree conferral)
  • Spring 2023 (June '23 degree conferral)

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

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.

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.

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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