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PhD graduates at Commencement, 2014

PhD graduates at Commencement, 2014

We congratuate our students on their fine accomplishments and extend to them our best wishes for success.

Find all you need to know on the Countdown to Commencement website. Some important details about the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduation events are repeated here.

Date and Location

Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 1:30 pm | Alumni Arena

Note: Students report to the Edward Wright Practice Facility inside the Arena by 12:30 pm. 

Printed Program: Check your name for accuracy

The names of all students who graduate September 1, 2014, Feb 1, 2015, and June 15, 2015 will appear in the printed program distributed at commencement. Please check your name for accuracy by visiting  The link will be available from March 1 to April 1.


Student eligibility for the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences' Commencement for any given year is:

  • B.A., B.S., combined baccalaureate and masters, M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. graduates (previous September and February of given academic year) or prospective graduates (June) from any of the school's seven departments.
  • Exceptions
    • Undergraduates who are not finished but will do so in the near future are allowed to participate.
    • Graduate level students who have extenuating circumstances are handled on an individual basis.
      • Permission of major professor and department are needed for early exceptions.
      • Students unable to attend the Commencement for their year are granted a one-year extension to participate the following year if they ask to do so.


Students participating in the ceremony are required to pre-register online. A registration link will appear on the Countdown to Commencement website by March 30. The registration deadline is May 8, 2015.

Graduation Attire

Graduation attire, rental or purchase and other graduation related items can be found at the Campus bookstore. (See Cap & Gown information.)

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

Phone: 716-636-6290

After the Ceremony

All departments will hold a reception immediately following the commencement ceremony. Please check with your department for specific location. All are welcome.