Undergraduate & Graduate Commencement

This Jacobs School commencement ceremony is for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students graduating from the Roswell Park Graduate Division.

Ceremony Streaming

The upcoming Class of 2022 celebration may be viewed through this page.  The livestream will begin five minutes prior to the ceremony start time. A post-ceremony recording will be available on the UB Commencement website.

An accessible PDF of the commencement program for the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony, including a listing of all graduates in the class of 2022, is available at online.

Date & Time

Sunday, May 22, 2022

9:30 a.m.
Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

The 2022 ceremony is being planned as an in-person only event, with a video livestream that will be made available for post-ceremony viewing.  Effective March 5, 2022, UB lifted mask and proof of vaccination requirements for all campus venues.  For large gatherings, individuals may choose to mask based on their individual risk.

Details may change due to evolving health and safety guidelines; please check back for current information.

Caps/Tams, Gowns, Hoods, and Tassels

Graduating students participating in commencement wear academic apparel.  Order early to make sure you get the appropriate items on time.


This ceremony is intended and scheduled only for bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students within the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as students graduating from the Roswell Park Graduate Division, who have applied for graduation (degree) indicating one of the following graduation terms:

  • Summer 2021 (Sept. '21 degree conferral)
  • Fall 2021 (Feb. '22 degree conferral)
  • Spring 2022 (June '22 degree conferral)

Students should check with their advisors to make sure all degree requirements have been met.

This spring’s ceremony is not intended for students whose graduation term is later than this spring. However, if there are extenuating circumstances, please contact Shannon Brown (undergrads) or Beth White (graduate students).


Registration for the commencement ceremony is separate from applying for graduation (degree).  The registration deadline is April 1, 2022.

Registration information coming soon

This page will be updated with registration information when it is available.

Undergraduate Students

Only students who will walk at commencement need to register for the ceremony.

Graduate Students

Even if you do NOT wish to participate in the ceremony, you MUST complete the online registration form so your name will appear in the commencement booklet.

Once you've registered for commencement, additional instructions and reminders will be sent through UB email.


Printed Diploma

The Office of the Registrar will mail a printed diploma, free of charge, to your permanent address approximately six to eight weeks after the conferral date. Students are responsible for making address changes; these should be made by the term conferral date to ensure that you receive your diploma.

Certified Electronic Diploma

Students who graduated June 2020 and later also have the option to purchase a certified electronic diploma (CeDiploma) for $15.95. An offer will be sent to your UB email, from, approximately 3-6 weeks after your degree conferral date.

Ceremony Contacts



Elizabeth White.

Elizabeth White

Administrative Director for Research and Graduate Education

Office of Research and Graduate Education

955 Main St., Room 6130, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3399; Fax: (716) 829-2437