SSW Commencement Ceremony
Center for the Arts - Main Stage
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Ceremony begins at 9 a.m.
Students to arrive at CFA no later than 8 a.m.
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Students who have processed application to candidacy forms;
filed for degree with an expected conferral date of Feb. 1, June 15
or Sept. 1, 2017; and who remain in good academic standing may
participate in the commencement ceremony.
The School of Social Work requests students register for
commencement. Registration deadline is May 18, 2017.
If you plan to participate in Commencement 2017, you will
need to have regalia (mortarboard hat, black master’s robe,
hood, tassel) for the ceremony. You have two options
available to secure regalia to use during the ceremony.
Option 1: Purchase your regalia from the UB Bookstore
beginning March 7, 2016. A 15% off regalia sale goes from March
7-9, 2017. Shipping is available.
Option 2: The School of Social Work has
a limited supply of commencement regalia
(master’s robes, hoods, mortarboard hats) that we are happy
to loan to graduating students. Our goal is to make available
loaned master’s robes for students who have the least amount
of resources. Therefore, please be mindful of that as you consider
making a request. We do not wish the cost of the robes to prevent
someone from attending commencement. (Keep in mind you will still
need to purchase a tassel.) If you are financially unable to
purchase your commencement regalia and wish to request regalia for
loan please fill out our survey.
Regalia will be distributed on a first request first served
basis, determined by the survey completion date/time. We will
notify you by email if we have regalia for you; if selected, you
can pick up the items between Monday,
April 24 and Thursday, April 27 (April 28- remainders will
be open to all) from the SSW main office at 685 Baldy Hall. A
$20 refundable deposit (check only) is required when
you pick up your regalia. The check will be returned to you once
the regalia is returned. Please return the regalia no later than
June 1, 2017 to the School of Social Work main office at 685 Baldy
PhD candidates may rent their academic dress through the
University Bookstore (North Campus). Purchase of custom UB
regalia is also an option through the University Bookstore.
Bookstore (North Campus)
200 Lee Entrance
Buffalo, NY 14228
Contact person: Megan Miller
Phone: 716-636-6290 ext. 19