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From the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Call for Marchers: Honors Convocation - April 19

The campus community is invited to attend the university’s traditional celebration of Honors Convocation on Friday, April 19, at 3:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. 

In an effort to add to the pomp and circumstance of this traditional event, we will have a procession of marchers wearing academic regalia. We invite faculty and staff members to march in the academic procession. If you are planning to march, please register by Monday, April 8; however, if you are invited to attend Convocation by a student, we encourage you to sit with your student as his or her guest instead of participating in the procession. Academic regalia is encouraged but optional.

Regalia rentals are available through the Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore. Please email Marybeth Keller, general merchandise manager, or call (716) 878-5509 by Friday, March 22, to place rental orders. If you are also planning to march in Commencement, you will not be required to return the rented regalia until the Monday after Commencement. If you are not participating in Commencement, rented regalia must be returned by Monday, April 22.

A limited inventory of doctoral and master’s gowns, hoods, and caps is available for loan through the Academic Affairs Office. Hoods will not match the marcher's discipline or institution where the degree was earned. For guaranteed colors, marchers should purchase or rent hoods through the bookstore. Please email Ann Delmont, administrative assistant 2, by Monday, April 8, to arrange for regalia loan for Honors Convocation. Sizes and hood colors are limited, and requests are filled in the order they are received.

Honors Convocation provides us with a great opportunity to celebrate the academic excellence of our outstanding students. We hope you will join us.

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