Celebrating the Class of 2020

Festivities include special post-ceremony event for School of Architecture and Planning grads

A group UB architecture and planning graduates gathered on North Campus throw their caps in the air after graduation.

The School of Architecture and Planning is thrilled to welcome members of the Class of 2020 to campus on Oct. 1, 2021, for a commencement celebration befitting your accomplishments - at UB, in your regalia, walking the stage and celebrating with family, friends, and classmates. The School of Architecture and Planning also will convene a special event for our graduates after the formal ceremonies. 

Kicking off Homecoming Weekend 2021, the University at Buffalo will host two ceremonies for all Class of 2020 graduates to return to campus to celebrate in-person on October 1, 2021. Both ceremonies will be held in the Alumni Arena on UB's north campus.

Registration is required for Class of 2020 graduates who plan to participate in either ceremony.  

Other Details

  • Order Your Cap and Gown Regalia orders can be picked up at anytime at the University Bookstore on North Campus through Oct. 1. 
  • Guest Information including directions, health and safety information, ticketing, and accessibilty support.
  • The ceremonies will follow the university’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, and both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear a mask.
Join us for a special event in Hayes Hall following the ceremonies

The School of Architecture and Planning is also pleased to invite members of the Class of 2020 and their guests to a special event in Hayes Hall following the ceremony. 

"Designing forward: Graduates of Class of 2020 reflect on navigating their path during a pandemic"

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021
5:30 pm - 7 pm
Hayes Hall Atrium Gallery
Reception to follow

Questions?

Any questions about commencement can be directed to Joelle Haseley, commencement coordinator for the School of Architecture and Planning at jes46@buffalo.edu or (716) 829-3981

Coverage of recent commencement ceremonies

image of hayes hall superimposed with "Congrats Grads, Class of 2020".

View video and photo memories of our 2020 virtual commencement ceremony, as well as tributes to our graduates from faculty and staff. 

graduates of the School help one another with their regalia at the 2021 ceremony.

View our coverage of the 2021 Commencement ceremony for the School of Architecture and Planning, which took place on May 14, 2021.