2020 Commencement

SEAS graduate 2020 celebrating at home.
2020 SEAS graduate with parent at home.
2020 SEAS Graduate riding the UB bull.
2020 SEAS graduate posing for photos.

Congratulations, #UBClassof2020!

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences virtual graduation ceremony first aired at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. The ceremony consists of Opening Remarks from UB's President Satish Tripathi, Opening Remarks from SEAS Dean Kemper Lewis, the Dean's Award for Acheivement, several Student Speakers, and a welcoming to the Alumni Family. You can also find an honorary slide for each SEAS student who graduated.

For best results, view the virtual ceremony using Chrome or Firefox on a desktop or laptop computer. By clicking the link to view virtual commencement, you will be leaving the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences website. 

On this page:

Commencement 2020 Slide Shows

SEAS Commencement Slideshow

Names of Graduating Students

Messages to the SEAS Class of 2020

SEAS Leadership and Department Chairs

SEAS Student Commencement Speaker Competition

SEAS Faculty, Staff and Guest Video Messages

SEAS Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Engineering Partners Messages

Commencement Celebration Materials

Virtual Swag

Fun tools to enhance social media posts like UB-branded backgrounds, Instagram lenses, Little Victor cut-outs, photo props and UB GIFs.

DIY UB Cookies

Looking for a tasty way to celebrate commencement? How about a homemade UB cookie? Campus Dining & Shops is sharing the recipe so you can enjoy one of UB’s sweetest traditions from afar. Tag your creations using #UBClassof2020!

Class of 2020 Photo Mosaic

Seniors can share their favorite UB memories to create a larger, community-driven memento image. Viewers can click on individual photos within the mosaic to see personal memories. Following commencement, a poster will be created of the finished mosaic.


Students can leave their legacy by virtually "signing" the 2020 Sign-A-Bull. The Class of 2020 Sign-a-Bull will be the first in a future "Hall of Bulls." Sign-A-Bulls from previous graduating classes will we be digitized for subsequent inclusion.

Questions or concerns about graduation? Contact Commencement Coordinators Christine Human/Brianna Sprole at SEASCommencement@buffalo.edu.