Undergraduate and 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 2024 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 2024, is available at:

Date & Time

Sunday, May 19, 2024

9:00 a.m.
Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

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.

Degree Candidates

Arrival time for graduates will be 7:30 a.m.  Anticipated ceremony length is approximately 1.5 hours.  

Deliberate disruption or prevention of the peaceful and orderly conduct of classes, lectures, events, meetings and other University activities is strictly prohibited.

Only graduating students may participate in the graduation ceremony, including walking in the processional and crossing the stage. The University will make limited exceptions when a graduating student requires assistance due to a disability. Students needing accommodations: please refer to Accommodations For Individuals With Disabilities below.

Eligible students will appear in the program book. Your legal name as it appears in HUB will be used for the commencement program book. If you are participating in the 2024 commencement ceremony, you may request how your name should appear in the program book when you register. If you are not participating in the ceremony and would like your Preferred Diploma Name listed in the program book, please email the appropriate ceremony coordinator listed below. Program book content will reflect the data available in HUB as of April 4, 2024.

A photographer from GradImages will be at commencement to take a posed photograph of you, as well as a candid photograph of your special moment of recognition and handshake. 


Tickets will be required for guests to attend. More information will be provided to students who register to participate in the ceremony. Each ceremony registrant will be able to reserve up to 5 guest tickets. Please visit the Center for the Arts link below for additional guest information.


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 2023 (Aug. ’23 degree conferral)
  • Fall 2024 (Feb. ’24 degree conferral)
  • Spring 2024 (June ’24 degree conferral)

Students should check with their advisers 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 Kelli Hickey (undergrads) or Beth White (graduate students).


Registration for the commencement ceremony is separate from applying for graduation (degree).  The registration deadline is March 29, 2024.

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 four to six 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  have the option to purchase a certified electronic diploma (CeDiploma) for $15.95. Notification will be sent to your UB email, from, approximately 3-6 weeks after your degree conferral date.

Ceremony Contacts


Kelli Hickey.

Kelli Hickey


Enrollment Management & Biomedical Undergraduate Education

40 Biomedical Education Building

Phone: 716-829-3005



Beth White.

Elizabeth White

Director, Graduate Enrollment

Office of Biomedical Education

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

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