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.
2020 SEAS graduate with parent at home.
2020 SEAS Graduate riding the UB bull.
2021 SEAS graduates posing for photos.
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Please review our Health and Safety Requirements to ensure you have the documentation needed to attend your ceremony.

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4/28/21 Registration is Now Open

Eligible students may now register for the SEAS 2021 Commencement Ceremonies. Please see your ceremony below for instructions. All participants must complete registration no later than May 7. 

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.

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.

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.

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

Messages to the Class of 2021

Commencement Student Speaker Competition

View quotes from Class of 2021 students who entered this year's SEAS commencement student speaker competition. Barnard Uche Onyenucheya, a PhD student in electrical engineering, was chosen as the graduate student speaker and Amy Faville, a mechanical engineering major, was selected as the undergraduate student speaker. 

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Congrats, Class of 2021!

Published May 14, 2021