Watch a recording of the ceremony, which was live streamed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5IVEkISxEk
An accessible PDF of the commencement program — including a listing of all graduates in the class of 2023 — is available at:
All MD candidates for the class of 2023 are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony.
The solid gold cord is being worn by graduating students who have earned the academic distinction of Latin honors including cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude.
The green and gold cord is being worn by graduating students who are members of the national Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.
The gold and burgundy cord is being worn by graduating students who are members of the national Gold Humanism Honor Society.
The red, white and blue cord is being worn by graduating UB students who are reservists, newly commissioned officers or veterans of the United States armed forces.
Regalia order deadline is Friday, March 10, 2023.
MD candidates must register to participate in commencement ceremony actitives - deadline to register is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
More information forthcoming.
The ceremony will be live streamed so that anyone unable to attend in person may join in the celebration.
The livestream will begin 5 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.
If you need accommodations to enable you to participate in a commencement ceremony, please indicate on the commencement registration form.
The university is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities, including physical access to events and reasonable accommodations for members of the university community.
This event will not be ticketed and there will not be a limit on how many guests that you can bring.
Graduates will be required to check in at registration.
Children, toddlers and infants are welcome as guests at all commencement ceremonies.
Baby strollers are not permitted in the seats or aisles in the theater because of the safety hazards they pose. Therefore, the use of baby strollers is discouraged. If a baby stroller is necessary, it must be left in the entrance of the theater at your own risk.
The Stadium Lot, Slee A Lot and Baird A Lot are recommended for guest parking. During commencement ceremonies, guests are welcome to park in any faculty/staff and student parking lots; a UB hangtag is not required. For a map with details for parking lots; please see the UB North Campus Map.
The University at Buffalo’s top priority for our 2023 Commencement Weekend is the safety of everyone on our UB community. All New York State and University guidelines for a safe celebration to honor our graduates are being taken into consideration.
Guests must be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof of vaccination.
Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will no longer be required to attend events at UB.
Effective immediately, spectators do not need to show a vaccination card upon entering sporting events at UB Stadium or Alumni Arena, or to attend cultural events at the Center for the Arts and Slee Hall.
This also applies to students and guests attending commencement ceremonies in May.
Masks are no longer required at UB events, either, part of an earlier decision to lift that mandate for most campus settings on March 5, based on updated guidance from the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The following items are prohibited:
There will be a photographer present to capture the day.
Students will receive their actual paper diploma (16”x20”) at the ceremony as long as they have completed all degree requirements; including having satisfactory grades in all courses and they must have a recorded passing score on both the USMLE board examination.
If you have not completed all requirements, your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address once you have met all requirements. Please contact the Registrar for more information.
Students have the option to purchase a certified electronic diploma (CeDiploma) for $15.95. An offer will be sent to your UB email, from email@example.com, approximately 3-6 weeks after your degree conferral date.