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The 2017 School of Management graduate and undergraduate student commencement ceremonies will take place at Alumni Arena (North Campus).

There will be two ceremonies; one for graduate students and one for undergraduate students:

  • Graduate Ceremony
    The graduate ceremony is at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19, and is expected to conclude at approximately 6:45 p.m. Prospective graduates of the graduate programs must arrive at the Edward Wright Practice Facility on the ground floor of Alumni Arena at 3:30 p.m.
  • Undergraduate Ceremony
    The undergraduate ceremony is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, and is expected to conclude at approximately 11 a.m. Prospective graduates from the undergraduate program must arrive at the Edward Wright Practice Facility on the ground floor of Alumni Arena at 7:30 a.m.

Registration

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. You can register by clicking here. Near the end of February 2017, 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 7, 2017.

Eligibility Statement

Students who have completed all degree requirements (including the timely application for degree via the HUB system) for graduation after the 2016 summer session (September 2016) or after the 2016 fall semester (February 2017) or are tentatively scheduled to do so after the 2017 spring semester (June 2017) are eligible to participate in a School of Management commencement ceremony (the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 19 or the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 20).

If you are not officially graduating in September 2016, February 2017 or June 2017, your name will not appear in the printed May 2017 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 2017. If you do not register you will not be eligible to participate in the ceremony

Cap and Gown

Beginning in March 2017, 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

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 19, 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 20, will open at 8 a.m. Guests may arrive any time after 7:30 a.m.; however, seating will be available at 8 a.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, read our frequently asked questions or contact us at 716-645-3204 or mgt-commencement@buffalo.edu.