Information on Graduation

MSW Graduates, 2017

Learn everything you need to know about graduation eligibility, regalia, and the commencement ceremony.

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Must Watch: Commencement - What to Expect Video [4:27 min]

Date and Location

SSW Commencement Ceremony
Center for the Arts - Main Stage
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Ceremony begins at 9 a.m.

Students to arrive at CFA no later than 8 a.m.

Live-Streaming Information

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Students who have processed application to candidacy forms; filed for degree with an expected conferral date of Feb. 1, June 1 or Sept. 1, 2018; and who remain in good academic standing may participate in the commencement ceremony.


Registration will become available in Winter 2018.

MSW Regalia

If you plan to participate in Commencement 2018, you will need to have regalia (mortarboard hat, black master’s robe, hood, tassel) for the ceremony. 

More information about purchasing or borrowing regalia will become available in Winter 2018.

PhD Regalia

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.

University Bookstore Contact Information

University Bookstore (North Campus)
200 Lee Entrance
Buffalo, NY 14228

Phone: 716-636-6290 ext. 19


Contact Dana Horne at
645-1229 or