Commencement 2024

SUNY Buffalo State University's 152nd Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, in the Sports Arena.

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For Students

Congratulations, you've made it! Learn everything you need to know about registration and tickets, caps and gowns, and the big event, Commencement Day.

Information for Students Graduates Prepare Regalia Information Events
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For Families

Warmest wishes and congratulations to the Class of 2024! We look forward to celebrating and recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments of our graduates with you.

Information for Families
Commencement student with professors

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to celebrate the Graduating Class of 2024 by marching or volunteering on Commencement Day.

Information for Faculty and Staff Marchers Registration Form Volunteers Registration Form Submit Student Awards


9:00 a.m.

School of the Professions

Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Advanced Graduate Certificates Ceremony

1:00 p.m.

School of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Advanced Graduate Certificates Ceremony

5:00 p.m.

School of Education Including Individualized and Multidisciplinary Studies

Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Advanced Graduate Certificates Ceremony

Helpful Contacts

Registrar's Office

Website: Registrar's Office
Phone: (716) 878-4811

  • Graduation preparation (Bachelor's and Master's)
  • Graduation application status
  • Degree Works
  • Diploma status

Academic Affairs Office

Website: Academic Affairs Office
Phone: (716) 878-5550

  • Commencement Invitation Letters
  • Early Commencement Ceremony Participation 
  • Student Awards
  • Honors Status
  • Commencement Committee 
  • Commencement Policies

Events Management Office

Website: Events Management Office
Phone: (716) 878-6114

  • Ceremony format, logistics, accessibility, and hearing/interpretive assistance.
  • Commencement Code of Responsibility
  • Requests for large-print programs (request within one week prior to the ceremony).
  • Ticket distribution