Student at podium for virtual commencement ceremonies

Virtual Commencement: September 26, 2020

The spring 2020 semester was one we won't soon forget. To our new graduates: We are so proud of your hard work and accomplishments during this unprecedented time. Now we celebrate!

Our Virtual Commencement ceremony will honor the Class of 2020 and mark their transformation from students to alumni. Congratulations, Bengals!

Stream our Virtual Commencement Ceremonies live:

Baccalaureate Ceremonies at 12:00 p.m. | Graduate Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

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Programs by Academic School
Programs by Academic School

What academic school is my graduate in?

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School of Arts and Humanities
School of Arts and Humanities

Baccalaureate Ceremony – Noon 

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School of Education With Individualized Studies
School of Education

Baccalaureate Ceremony – Noon 

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School of the Professions
School of the Professions

Baccalaureate Ceremony – Noon 

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School of Natural and Social Sciences
School of Natural and Social Sciences

Baccalaureate Ceremony – Noon 

Graduate Commencement student on stage
Graduate School
Graduate School

Graduate Ceremony – 2:00 p.m

Commencement student with the bengal statue

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, September 26

  • Baccalaureate (Undergraduate) Ceremonies at noon
  • Graduate Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.
  • President Conway-Turner will confer degrees, and graduate names will be announced by academic school.
  • Five virtual ceremonies from the School of Arts and Humanities; School of Education, Individualized Studies; School of Natural and Social Sciences; School of the Professions; and The Graduate School 

         See list of majors by academic school

E-mail commence@buffalostate.edu with ceremony questions.

Honoring

Bachelor's Class of 2020

  • August 2019 Graduates
  • December 2019 Graduates
  • January 2020 Graduates
  • May 2020 Graduates
  • August 2020 Degree Candidates

Includes bachelor's degrees. Does not include undergraduate certificates.

 

Graduate School Class of 2020

  • August 2019 Graduates
  • December 2019 Graduates
  • January 2020 Graduates
  • May 2020 Graduates
  • August 2020 Candidates

Includes master's degrees, certificates of advanced study, and graduate certificates. Does not include post-baccalaureate programs.

 

From the President

"In the spirit of Bengals supporting Bengals, we will gather together virtually to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the Class of 2020."

Katherine Conway-Turner
President, Buffalo State College 

Letter from the President
President, Katherine Conway-Turner
Online Grad Wall

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All submissions are organized and collected through an online Grad Wall.

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SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Four Buffalo State students received the highest student honor bestowed by SUNY, the Chancellor’s Award recognizes students who have integrated academic excellence with distinguished achievement in areas such as community service, campus involvement, creative and performing arts, athletics, entrepreneurship, leadership, and career achievement. 

Read about Our Chancellor's Award Recipients
Chancellor's award medal