The School of Management is pleased to announce that commencement ceremonies for the class of 2021 will be held in person.
Registration is closed. If you have questions, send an email to email@example.com.
Visit the UB COVID-19 Commencement page for all health and safety requirements, FAQs and testing deadlines.
Current, graduating UB students may be tested at the following locations:
Each student attending commencement in person (either the graduate ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14, at UB Stadium—or the undergraduate ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, at UB Stadium), will receive two guest tickets for their specific in-person ceremony. Ticket distribution details are forthcoming.
Visit the UB Commencement website for information about COVID-related requirements as well as prohibited items.
If you are an international student and would like to invite your parents to the U.S. to celebrate your accomplishments, follow the template on the ISS website. Your guests will need to adhere to all health requirements from the Centers for Disease Control, New York State and the University at Buffalo.
The UB School of Management ceremonies will be held at UB Stadium. Visit the university's UB Stadium guest information page for directions, parking and additional details for the day of the ceremony.
Yes. Applying for graduation in HUB signals to the university that you plan to graduate (i.e., receive your degree). A separate registration is required to participate in the commencement ceremony.
No. Participation in the ceremony—either in-person or virtual—is optional.
Yes, as the ceremony will be livestreamed. If you wish to participate virtually, you can still have your name read at the in-person ceremony. Once registration opens, you will be able to select this option.
Yes. All participants must be in full cap and gown. Please refer to UB Bookstore website for more details.
No. All UB diplomas are mailed approximately six weeks after the conferral of your degree. See the registrar website for more details.
No. The university still intends to offer on-campus, in-person celebrations at a later date for the Class of 2020.
The university has not yet determined whether guests will be permitted to attend. A decision whether guests will be allowed to attend the ceremonies will be made at a later date in consultation with the county and state departments of health. Updates regarding guest attendance policies will be updated here as they are available.
Yes, more details to come. Please note, masks must be worn at all times.
As the ceremony format is different this year, we can approximate the ceremonies to last two hours.
No, the ceremonies will be held rain or shine. In the event of thunder and lighting, the ceremony would not be able to continue.
Students earning baccalaureate degrees (including those awarded as part of combined degrees) are eligible to receive Latin honors based on their UB cumulative grade point average (GPA) on the following scale:
Average (based on 4.0=A)
To receive the Latin honors designation in commencement program books, and to be eligible to wear the honorific gold cord (cum laude, magna and summa) at the time of ceremonies, candidates for the June degree conferral date must:
This recognition is only for students who will have their degrees conferred in June, or have had their degrees conferred in the previous February or August.
The gold cords will be available for purchase ($12) through the University Bookstore on North Campus beginning March 3. At that time, qualifying students may purchase their cord at the store after showing their UB ID. Students will also have the option to call the University Bookstore at 716-636-6290 ext. 12 to make their purchase over the phone. Shipping will be an additional $7.50.