2021 Commencement

Friday, May 14, 1 p.m. and Saturday, May 15, 2 p.m.  |  UB Stadium, North Campus and Virtually

2021 graduating students with Victor E. Bull mascot.
2021 UB commencement.
graduate students at commencement.
2021 SEAS graduates posing for photos.

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#UBSEASgrad2021

Join us in using this year's commencement hashtag on social media!

Messages to the Class of 2021

SEAS Faculty, Staff and Alumni Messages

SEAS Faculty and Staff Messages

Commencement Student Speaker Competition

Related News Stories

Commencement Slideshow

The SEAS commencement slideshow features photos of our graduating students during their time here at UB.

Ceremony Photos and Personalized Slides

Ceremony Photos

Commencement ceremony photo proofs have been sent to all graduates who provided an email and/or mailing address.

If you have any inquiries about photos, please contact the Grad Images Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at www.gradimages.com, or via email.

Visit the links below to view public relations (PR) images from your ceremony. Here, you can download individual PR images or request a CD containing copies of them all. You can also order complimentary prints and a photo album at no charge.

Personalized Slides

Personalized commencement slides are expected to be sent out sometime in mid-June. They will be sent directly by the company who managed this aspect of commencement, Full Measure. Thank you for your patience.

Health and Safety Requirements for Participants

All in-person attendees at this year's commencement ceremonies must meet the following healthy and safety requirements:

✔ Complete the Daily Health Check on the day of commencement.

✔ Bring photo ID and be prepared to demonstrate proof you do not have COVID-19, through one of the following:

  • Negative viral test result (taken within 72 hours for PCR or 6 hours for antigen). Documentation can be in the form of either a lab result in the UB surveillance testing registration app, a formal lab result, or a lab result in the New York State Excelsior Pass Wallet.
  • Proof of full vaccination (at least 14 days after final dose). Documentation can be in the form of either the vaccination certificate (card) or the vaccination pass in the New York State Excelsior Pass Wallet.
  • Proof of full recovery from COVID-19 within the last 90 days. Documentation can be either a positive test result from within the 90-day window (but not within 10 days) or a completed isolation order. Note: The individual must be past the required COVID-19 isolation period of 10 days in order to attend.

✔ Wear a face covering over nose and mouth.

✔ Maintain a minimum six feet of physical distance.

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.

Program

An accessible PDF of the commencement program for the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Undergraduate Ceremony, including a listing of all graduates in the class of 2021, is available here.

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.

Program

An accessible PDF of the commencement program for the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Graduate Ceremony, including a listing of all graduates in the class of 2021, is available here.