2021 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.

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Update on 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is pleased to announce the commencement ceremonies for the class of 2021 will be held in-person.*

Graduate Ceremony: 1 p.m. on Friday, May 14 at UB Stadium, North Campus

Undergraduate Ceremony: 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at UB Stadium, North Campus

The outdoor ceremonies will require mandatory mask-wearing, physical distancing and compliance with UB’s weekly testing requirement. Note that all participants must be in full cap and gown. The deadline to purchase regalia is April 2. Visit UB’s cap and gown website for more information.

A number of details are still being coordinated, including how to register for the event and other frequently asked questions. We ask for your patience as we work through these critical components. We will post updates as soon as they are available, so be sure to check your UB email and visit this website frequently.

A decision on whether guests will be permitted to attend the ceremonies will be made by the university at a later date in consultation with the county and state departments of health. All ceremonies will be live-streamed.

*If changing health guidelines make is necessary for safety, the university is prepared to convert to a virtual ceremony.

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SEAS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Date and Location

Saturday, May 15, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. approx.
UB Stadium, North Campus*

*If changing health guidelines make it necessary for safety, the university is prepared to switch to a virtual ceremony.

The ceremony will be live streamed for those students, family and friends who are unable to join in person.

Ceremony Contact

Questions? Check our Commencement FAQs.

Christine Human
Phone: (716) 645-4374
Email: SEASCommencement@buffalo.edu

Or

Donna Grant
Phone: (716) 645-4758
Email: SEASCommencement@buffalo.edu

SEAS Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Date and Location

Friday, May 14, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. approx.
UB Stadium, North Campus*

*If changing health guidelines make it necessary for safety, the university is prepared to switch to a virtual ceremony.

The ceremony will be live streamed for those students, family and friends who are unable to join in person.

Ceremony Contact

Questions? Check our Commencement FAQs.

Christine Human
Phone: (716) 645-4374
Email: SEASCommencement@buffalo.edu

Or

Donna Grant
Phone: (716) 645-4758
Email: SEASCommencement@buffalo.edu

Submit Photos for the SEAS Commencement Slideshow

Please share your photos for the 2021 SEAS commencement slideshow, which features shots of our graduating students during their time here at UB. 

Submission ideas include photos that relate to student clubs, GSAs, research activities, academics/study sessions, volunteer activities, competitions/awards, experiential learning, and social/athletic events. 

2020 Commencement Slideshow