The University at Buffalo will host two ceremonies for the Class of 2020 graduates to return to campus to celebrate in-person on October 1, 2021.
Friday, October 1, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.
Friday, October 1, 2021 | 2:00 p.m.
Registration is required for Class of 2020 graduates who would like to participate in this ceremony. Registration is now closed.
Online orders for regalia are no longer being accepted. Starting September 15, participants will be able to order in person at the UB Bookstore.
Guest tickets for each ceremony will be electronic (PDFs). They will be emailed directly to the email address you used to register. This email will come from email@example.com. You are responsible for sending the tickets to your guests. We cannot re-issue and lost tickets.
Additional tickets may be available at a later time, depending on registration counts and current COVID-19 guidelines.
For more information, please visit the ceremony guest info page.
Graduates and guests are required to comply with all state and university COVID guidelines in place at the time of the ceremony. For up-to-date information see: https://www.buffalo.edu/coronavirus/health-and-safety/health-safety-guidelines.html. In accordance with current guidelines, all graduates and guests will be required to wear a mask.
This ceremony will be live streamed. More information will be posted as we get closer to the ceremony date.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences virtual graduation ceremony first aired at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. The ceremony consisted of Opening Remarks from UB's President Satish Tripathi, Opening Remarks from SEAS Dean Kemper Lewis, the Dean's Award for Acheivement, several Student Speakers, and a welcoming to the Alumni Family.
Rajan Batta is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Shambhu Upadhyaya is the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Jeffrey Errington is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Christine Human is the Associate Dean for Accreditation and Student Affairs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Molly Dreyer is a master’s student in environmental and water resources engineering from Amherst, N.Y.
Sanu Tharayil Raju is a master’s student in Industrial Engineering/ Engineering Management from Pathanamthitta, India.
Dakota Handzlik is a senior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering from Lakeview, N.Y.
Jonathan Bessette is a senior mechanical engineering student and Fulbright scholar from Johnson City, N.Y.
Shahmahmood Faizi is a graduate student in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.
Victor Bahl is a UB alumnus (BS '86, MS '88, electrical and computer engineering) and technical fellow and director of mobility and networking at Microsoft Corp.
Christopher Connor is the assistant dean and chief enrollment officer in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Office of Graduate Education.
Murat Demirbas is the Director of Graduate Studies and a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Negar Elhami-Khorasani is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.
Engineering partnership program participant and CEO of U&S Services Tim Geiger shared this message to the Class of 2020 on behalf of the Stark Tech Group.
Gina Lee-Glauser is a UB alumnus (BS '82, MS '88 mechanical engineering) and a member of the school's Dean's Advisory Council. She is a vice president for research and scholarship at Clarkson University.
Igor Jankovic is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.
Jobaidur Khan is an assistant professor of teaching in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Rosemary Lombardo is a graduate student coordinator in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Eva McGovern is the undergraduate academic coordinator in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.
John Vanderhoef is is the CEO of Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis. He is a UB alumnus (BS '79, mechanical engineering) and a member of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's Advisory Board.
Jim vanOss is the manager of spacecraft and fluid controls at Moog Inc. He is a UB alumnus (BS '81, MS '83, mechanical engineering) and a member of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's Advisory Board.
From all of us in UB Electrical Engineering: Congratulations to the UB SEAS class of 2020! Best wishes as you embark on your next adventure.
"Since everyone is getting crafty during quarantine, craft supplies were pretty much gone in all stores. I worked with any old craft supplies I had from high school, such as markers, printer paper, and gold cardstock.
I chose the quote " What I stand for, is what I stand on" because as an environmental engineer, protecting the Earth and all its inhabitants is a priority. Behind this quote, I drew earth using leaves and vines in the shapes of all continents."
"I designed the cap with a rocket, the logo for the Brooke Owens Fellowship, the Moog logo and finally an ode to my parents for all their love and support.
I chose this quote because engineering is about creating something - and I created a life for myself that I am incredibly excited for. I am graduating this spring with my B.S. in MAE. Upon graduation I will be a Product Engineer at Moog Space & Defense Group and plan to attend UB for my Masters in Eng. Management part time this fall."