For more information on how to watch the ceremony live, participate in the post-ceremony reception and to view the program, visit our Commencement Celebration 2021 website.
Learn everything you need to know about graduation eligibility, regalia, and the commencement ceremony.
SSW Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: UB North Campus - Furnas Lot Tent
Students who have processed application to candidacy forms; filed for degree with an expected conferral date of Feb. 1, June 1 or Aug. 31, 2021; and who remain in good academic standing may participate in the commencement ceremony.
Registration for the commencement ceremony is separate from applying for graduation (degree). To participate in the commencement ceremony, registration is required.
Due to space capacity limitations, students will be gauranteed 1 guest ticket. Students can then request up to one additional guest ticket. Additional guest tickets will be alloted in alignment with space capacity restrictions. Further information on how to obtain and request tickets will be emailed to students.
If you plan to participate in Commencement, you will need to have regalia (mortarboard hat, black master’s robe, hood, tassel) for the ceremony.
You may purchase your regalia online from the Jostens website or through the UB Bookstore. Students who order online will receive a discounted price and you can choose to have your regalia shipped to your home (Select Student Master- Homeship) or you can arrange to pick up your regalia from the UB Bookstore (Select Student Master-Bookstore). Master's regalia costs around $108.
PhD candidates may rent their academic dress, which can be ordered online. Purchase of custom UB regalia is also an option through the University Bookstore.
Custom fit gowns can be ordered for a person using a wheelchair at commencement, for people needing size 4X and up, and for service dogs. These items must be paid for and ordered by early/mid April (specific deadline date to be announced), and no refund can be issued. Contact the bookstore with questions.