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Class of 2020 – In-Person Commencement

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.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Friday, October 1, 2021; 10 a.m. | Alumni Arena

Graduate Ceremony

Friday, October 1, 2021; 2 p.m. | Alumni Arena


Registration is required for Class of 2020 graduates who would like to participate in this ceremony. The deadline to register is September 1, 2021. (Invitations via email will be forthcoming.)

If you received a graduate degree from more than one school/college, register with the school or college with which you prefer to cross the stage.

Caps and Gowns

The deadline to order caps and gowns is August 22. Purchasing information is available on the Caps and Gowns website.

Guest Tickets

Each registered participant will receive up to two guest tickets. Additional tickets may be available at a later time, depending on registration counts and current COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, visit the ceremony guest info page.

Health and Safety Requirements

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, visit UB’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. In accordance with current guidelines, all graduates and guests will be required to wear a mask.


This ceremony will be livestreamed. More information will be posted as we get closer to the ceremony date.

Questions about In-Person Commencement?

Contact the commencement coordinator, Rebecca Donoghue, at

Class of 2020 Virtual Ceremony

The School of Management virtual graduation ceremony first aired at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.



2020 Graduates

Student Memories

2021 Commencement

Graduate Commencement
Friday, May 14, 2021; 5 p.m. | UB Stadium, North Campus

Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday, May 15, 2021; 9 a.m. | UB Stadium, North Campus

Student Photo Slideshow and Videos