The 2016 School of Management graduate and undergraduate student
commencement ceremonies will take place at Alumni Arena (North
There will be two ceremonies; one for graduate students and one for undergraduate students:
All prospective graduates who wish to attend the graduate or undergraduate commencement ceremony must register online. Applying for graduation (degree) via the HUB system is not registering for the commencement ceremony. The online ceremony registration will be available on the School of Management website beginning January 2016. Near the end of February 2016, all students eligible to participate in the commencement exercises will be sent information regarding the ceremony and instructed to register online if they wish to attend. It is imperative that students who wish to attend either ceremony register. If you do not register you will not be eligible to participate in the ceremony. To ensure prospective graduates are seated and then recognized in alphabetical sequence by degree, registration for the ceremonies must be completed by April 8, 2016.
Students who have completed all degree requirements (including the timely application for degree via the HUB system) for graduation after the 2015 summer session (September 2015) or after the 2015 fall semester (February 2016) or are tentatively scheduled to do so after the 2016 spring semester (June 2016) are eligible to participate in a School of Management commencement ceremony (the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 13 or the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 14).
If you are not officially graduating in September 2015, February 2016 or June 2016, your name will not appear in the printed May 2016 commencement program, however, you still may participate in a School of Management commencement ceremony. Registration is required to participate in either ceremony. Online registration will be available via the School of Management website starting January 2016. If you do not register you will not be eligible to participate in the ceremony.
Beginning in March 2016, bachelor's and master's degree candidates may purchase caps and gowns at the University Bookstore, 200 Lee Entrance, North Campus. If you have questions regarding the purchase of caps and gowns, call the University Bookstore at 716-645-3131.
Tickets are not necessary for guests, and graduates may invite as many people as they wish. The doors leading to guest seating in Alumni Arena for the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 13, will open at 4 p.m. Guests may arrive any time after 3:30 p.m., however, seating will be available at 4 p.m. The doors leading to guest seating in Alumni Arena for the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 14, will open at 9 a.m. Guests may arrive any time after 8:30 a.m.; however, seating will be available at 9 a.m. All guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no reserved seating.