Commencement 2024

A ceremony celebrating undergraduates dressed in their graduation caps and gowns.
Ceremony Graduates Guests Faculty Q&A



We look forward to welcoming family members and friends of our graduates. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony. There is no limit to the number of guests each student can bring. 

Guest Information

Please find information for guests of our graduates, including parking, directions, and accessibility.

Accessibility Resources

Guests of graduates with accessibility needs may view UB's guest information resource page. Please also feel free to direct your questions to the School's commencement team at

Ceremony Length

The duration of the function is an hour and a half (90 minutes). The length may fluctuate depending on the number of students graduating and the length of speeches.

Student Speaker

We're inviting a student from the Class of 2024 to address the School's entire graduating class at Commencement. This is an exciting opportunity to reflect on your UB experience and how it has prepared you to take on the grand challenges facing the world today.

To nominate yourself as our 2024 student speaker

  • Tell us in a speech, which must be no more than 500 words in length, what message you'd like to share with your fellow classmates.
  • The deadline for submission is Monday, March 25, 2024.

We'll announce the winning selection to the School later this semester.

Memory Slideshow

It's time to look back and share your memories. Upload your favorite photos of life at UB, from your time in studio and favorite projects, to exploring Buffalo, NY and beyond, study abroad and events.

  • Upload your photos with a brief caption and credit. Your photos will be included in our student slideshow, to be presented at our ceremony on May 17, 2024. 
  • The deadline for photo submissions is Monday, April 22, 2024.

Questions? Contact Us
(716) 829-5916


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