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Commencement #UBclassof2017

In an effort to accommodate all graduates and their families for this important celebration, the College of Arts and Sciences will hold two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 21, 2017.   The arts, natural sciences and mathematics, and the interdisciplinary programs ceremony will take place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  The humanities and social sciences ceremony will take place in the afternoon from 3 – 5 p.m.  Students should check with their advisor to ensure that all degree requirements have been met and then register on-line for commencement beginning Monday, February 16, 2017.  Note that registering to participate in commencement is a separate process from applying for degree (graduation).  Please check that you have done both.

Visit the ceremony schedule page and click on your ceremony listing to view registration and other participation info specific to your ceremony.

Cap Decorating Contest #UBClassof2017

Be creative and stand out in the crowd!

  1. Decorate your cap
  2. Post a photo on Instagram or send it to by May 7
  3. Include #UBClassof2017 in your post (make sure your post is public)
  4. Vote for your favorite on (May 8-11)
  5. Win prizes: Top 3 caps with most votes win prizes:
    1. 1st and 2nd place wins a pair of tickets to the College of Arts and Sciences commencement and UB swag
    2. 3rd place wins UB swag
    3. Winners will be announced on May 11 noon on our Instagram

PC: Douglas Levere

Please note that by submitting any pictures, you agree to let UB use them publicly on our website and social media pages and in future marketing/publicity materials.


Share Your UB Memory

Congratulations! You’re almost to the finish line. Before we say goodbye, the College of Arts and Sciences wants to know: What’s your favorite UB memory? We’ll share these stories on our websites and across social media channels so everyone knows why it’s great to be a UB Bull. Everyone who submits a story will be entered for a chance to win a bag of UB swag.

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What's your favorite UB memory?

Don’t forget to share your Countdown to Commencement photos with #ubclassof2017!