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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

From the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Call for Commencement Marchers and Volunteers

Online registration for Commencement is open. The graduating Class of 2020 eagerly anticipates celebrating at the 148th Commencement on Saturday, May 16, in the Sports Arena. Your participation in the most auspicious campus event of the year makes it especially meaningful for our graduates and their families. Please honor them by marching in the procession or serving as a volunteer usher to help with graduate lineup or to greet and guide guests.

Recent graduates and degree candidates will attend their ceremonies by school. Please note the new times for the afternoon and evening ceremonies.

  • 9:00 a.m. Baccalaureate Ceremony
    School of Education | School of the Professions
  • 1:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Ceremony
    School of Arts and Humanities | School of Natural and Social Sciences | Individualized Studies
  • 6:00 p.m. Graduate School Ceremony
    Master’s Degree | Certificate of Advanced Study | Graduate Certificate

Volunteer Usher Registration | Volunteer Rehearsal

Marcher Registration: All Marchers, Platform Party, Hooders

Marcher Regalia Rentals and Loans
Regalia rentals are available through the Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore until Monday, April 20. (Order by Wednesday, March 18, if you wish to use rented regalia for both Honors Convocation and Commencement.) A limited inventory of doctoral and master’s gowns, caps, and hoods are available for loan through the Academic Affairs Office until Monday, May 4. Place loan requests early for best options. Rental pricing and the loan request form are provided in the Marcher Regalia section of the Marchers web page.

Thank you for your dedicated service on Commencement day!