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Welcome graduates, friends, family, alumni, faculty and staff

This virtual ceremony is for all students who are graduating from the Graduate School of Education.

To our graduates

Congratulations on completing your degree! 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. Even though we celebrated your commencement from a distance, we came together as one UB community. We hope you enjoyed this virtual ceremony. We look forward to staying connected. Keep us posted. We want to know about your future achievements. Thank you for your hard work, dedication to academic excellence, and for everything you have contributed to the university and our GSE community.  

2020 Graduates

2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony Details

The Graduate School of Education's virtual ceremony will go “live” at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 15. The link is open to all graduates, their families and members of the community. 

Virtual Ceremony Program

A PDF of the virtual ceremony program.

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Virtual Commencement Swag

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

UB Photo Mosaic

See a mosaic dedicated to the Class of 2020 come to life. Find your #UBClassof2020 classmates in this unique photo mosaic.


Leave your legacy by "signing" your name on the 2020 Sign-A-Bull.  This year’s Sign-A-Bull will feature UB’s annual graduation tradition, with a virtual twist.

Words of encouragement from our alumni

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Want to contribute?

Did you want to share thoughtful sentiments with the Class of 2020? Email us at and we can add your part to the virtual experience. Be sure to follow #GSEGrad and #UBClassof2020 in your social channels to see what our graduates are adding to the experience.