No preregistration. Simply show up during the times below and have some pre-commencement fun.
A new Bengal tradition! Grads and the campus community had so much fun last year, we had to bring it back for 2022! Seniors and graduating master's and advanced graduate certificate candidates are invited to wear their caps and gowns, cross a decorated portable stage set in the Student Union Plaza, and be congratulated by Buffalo State leadership. A professional photographer will take pre-commencement photos as you cross the stage. Photos will be available online following the event. Faculty and staff are welcome to come and join in the celebration and cheer on their grads.
Decorated selfie-stations will also be set, and USG is hosting Senior Week activities!
This event is optional, informal, and offered as a fun pre-celebration to the official commencement ceremonies on May 21.
Purchase your caps and gowns in person in the Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore beginning April 14 during regular store hours to have your regalia in time for the Cross the Stage event. Online orders will not arrive in homes in time for Cross the Stage.
The President, Provost, deans, and senior administration will be on stage to congratulate graduates. If you are interested in being greeted and having your photo taken with a particular member of college leadership, please show up according to the schedules below.
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