Medical School Commencement

2024 commencement ceremony.

The 2024 commencement ceremony.

Live Stream and Accessible PDF

Watch the ceremony, via live stream.

An accessible PDF of the commencement program for the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences MD Ceremony, including a listing of all graduates in the class of 2024, is available at:

Date & Time


All MD candidates for the class of 2024 are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony.


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.

Tickets and Guest Information


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.

Guests Attending with Children

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.

Safety and COVID-19

The University at Buffalo’s top priority for our 2024 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.

Health & Safety

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.


Diploma Name

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 Julie Szrama. Program book content will reflect the data available in HUB as of March 15, 2024.

Diploma Name for Medical Licensure

Before opting to print your preferred/chosen name on your diploma, please take into consideration that professional licensing requirements require you to use your legal name. For example, State Bar application and licensure and federal employment/guidelines require the use of the legal name. Using your preferred name on your diploma may result in rejection, delay, scrutiny, and/or requirements for additional proof of identification associated with any application for employment, licensure, credentialing, visa application, and/or other processes that require verification of your education records.

Printed Diploma

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.

Certified Electronic Diploma

Students 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 Contact

Student and Academic Affairs Coordinator

Julis Szrama.

Julie Szrama

Student & Academic Affairs Coordinator

955 Main Street, Room 1214 Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-2802; Fax: (716) 829-2798