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Commencement Information

The 2014 School of Management undergraduate and graduate student commencement ceremonies will take place at Alumni Arena (North Campus) on Friday, May 16, 2014. There will be two ceremonies: one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. The undergraduate ceremony will begin promptly at 1 p.m. and is expected to last until approximately 2:45 p.m. Prospective graduates from the undergraduate program must arrive at the Edward Wright Practice Facility (EWPF) on the ground floor of Alumni Arena at 11:30 a.m. The graduate ceremony will begin promptly at 5 p.m. and is expected to last until approximately 6:45 p.m. Prospective graduates of the graduate programs must arrive at the EWPF on the ground floor of Alumni Arena at 3:30 p.m.

Registration

All prospective graduates seeking to attend the undergraduate or graduate commencement ceremony must register for the ceremony online. Applying for graduation (degree) via the HUB system is not registering for the commencement ceremony. You can register by clicking here. Near the end of February 2014, all students eligible to participate in the commencement exercises will be sent information regarding the ceremony and instructed to register via an online form if they wish to attend. It is imperative that students wishing 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 11, 2014.

Eligibility Statement

Students who have completed all degree requirements (including the timely application for degree via the HUB system) for graduation after the 2013 summer session (September 2013) or after the 2013 fall semester (February 2014) or are tentatively scheduled to do so after the 2014 spring semester (June 2014) are eligible to participate in the School of Management commencement ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2014.

If you are not officially graduating in September 2013, February 2014 or June 2014 your name will not appear in the printed May 2014 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 2014. If you do not register you will not be eligible to participate in the ceremony.

Cap and Gown

Beginning in March 2014, bachelor's and master's degree candidates may purchase caps and gowns at the University Book Store, 200 Lee Entrance, North Campus. If you have questions regarding the purchase of caps and gowns, the University Book Store can be contacted by telephone at 716-645-3131.

Tickets

Tickets for guests are not necessary and graduates may invite as many people as they wish. The doors leading to guest seating in Alumni Arena for the 1 p.m. ceremony will not open before 11:30 a.m. Guests may arrive any time after 11:30 a.m., however seating will be available at noon. The doors leading to guest seating in Alumni Arena for the 5 p.m. ceremony will not open before 3:30 p.m. Guests may arrive any time after 3:30 p.m., however seating will be available at 4:00 p.m. All guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no reserved seating.

If you have any additional inquiries, please click Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at 716-645-3204 or mgt-commencement@buffalo.edu.