Friday, May 20, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.
Alumni Arena, North Campus
Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.
Alumni Arena, North Campus
Join us in using the SEAS Class of 2022 commencement hashtag on social media!
Registration is required for Class of 2022 graduates who would like to participate in the SEAS Undergraduate Ceremony (Saturday, May 21, 2022) or the SEAS Graduate Ceremony (Friday, May 20, 2022). Details on registration are forthcoming.
This ceremony is intended and scheduled for the Class of 2022, SEAS undergraduates who have applied for graduation (degree conferral) indicating one of the following graduation terms:
Students should check with their academic advisors to make sure all degree requirements have been met. The printed program lists degree conferral candidates for this current academic year.
Summer 2022 Grad Term (Sept. '22 Degree Candidate)
Students graduating Summer 2022 are officially a degree candidate for next academic year (Class of 2023). However, if you would prefer to participate in this year's ceremony instead, you can. If you apply for Sept. '22 degree conferral and register for this year's ceremony, your name will be announced when you cross the stage; however, your name will not be included in the printed program.
Candidates for Degrees Conferred Later Than Summer 2022
Please join us for a future ceremony, based on the date of your degree conferral. There are no exceptions.
Combined BS/MBA Degree Candidates
Students are invited to the undergraduate SEAS ceremony, but are permitted to wear their MBA regalia.
Combined BS/MS Degree CandidatesStudents conferring the BS degree first are eligible to attend this undergraduate commencement ceremony. Students conferring both BS and MS degrees at the same time should participate in the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 20.
This ceremony is intended and scheduled for the Class of 2022, SEAS graduate students who have applied for graduation (degree conferral) indicating one of the following graduation terms:
Students should check with their academic advisors to make sure all degree requirements have been met. The printed program lists degree conferral candidates for this current academic year only.
Graduate students who have extenuating circumstances are handled on an individual basis. Permission of your major professor and/or department is needed for early participation (summer 2022 graduates). 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. However, we cannot guarantee that students who ask to defer their participation will be able to do so, it will depend on our capacity next year.
Combined BS/MBA Degree Candidates
Students earning a combined BS/MBA are invited to participate in the SEAS undergraduate ceremony.
Combined BS/MS Degree Candidates
Students conferring their MS degree or both BS and MS degrees should participate in this ceremony.
Graduating students participating in commencement wear a cap/tam, gown, hood and tassel. Visit the Cap and Gown page of UB's Commencement website for updates on online ordering of commencement regalia.
Online ordering will begin shortly through Jostens; check back soon for an update. Undergraduate students ordering online must select the second option: Student 2022 Bachelor – Other Schools so that they can select either Engineering or Computer Science, as appropriate, to receive the correct color hood and tassel.
Guest information is forthcoming. Details will be announced when the University has finalized plans.
Graduates and guests are required to comply with all state and university COVID guidelines in place at the time of the ceremony. All guests will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. A vaccination card, a photo of a vaccination card, an Excelsior Pass or a digital vaccine card are all acceptable. Guests should be prepared to show photo ID as well. Face coverings continue to be required for all inside campus buildings. Children under 12 who are not vaccinated may still be admitted but they must be masked at all times. Reminder: For ticketed ceremonies, guests, age 3 and over, require a ticket for the event.
These guidelines will be evaluated regularly and may change. For up-to-date information see UB's Health and Safety Guidelines. In accordance with current guidelines, all graduates and guests will be required to wear a mask.
Printed Diploma: The Office of the Registrar will mail a printed diploma, free of charge, to your permanent address approximately six to eight weeks after the conferral date. Students are responsible for making address changes; these should be made by the term conferral date to ensure that you receive your diploma.
Certified Electronic Diploma: Students who graduated June 2020 and later also have the option to purchase a certified electronic diploma (CeDiploma) for $15.95. An offer will be sent to your UB email, from email@example.com, approximately 3-6 weeks after your degree conferral date.
Students earning baccalaureate degrees (including those awarded as part of combined degrees, such as a combined BS/MS degree) are eligible to receive Latin honors based on their UB cumulative grade point average (GPA) on the following scale:
Average (based on 4.000=A)
To qualify for Latin honors, students must present a minimum of 60 credit hours of UB undergraduate coursework, at least 54 of which must be graded credits (i.e., not grades of 'P',’NP’, 'S' or 'U').
To receive the Latin honors designation in commencement program books, and to be eligible to wear the honorific gold cord (cum laude, magna and summa) at the time of ceremonies, candidates for the June degree conferral date must qualify based upon their UB cumulative GPA through the winter intersession of that year and projected UB credit hours through the spring semester of that year. Standings for Latin honors may change once final grades are posted or degrees conferred.
This recognition is only intended for students who will have their degrees conferred in June, or have had their degrees conferred in the previous February or August.
The gold cords will be available for purchase ($12) through the University Bookstore on North Campus beginning March 8. At that time, qualifying students may purchase their cord at the store; please bring UB ID. Students will also have the option to contact the University Bookstore (716-636-6291 ext. 12) and make their purchase over the phone; in this case, add $7.50 for home-shipping.
Grad Images is the exclusive photographer for individual student photos at degree conferral ceremonies.
Check back for more details soon.