Student at podium for virtual commencement ceremonies

Virtual Commencement: May 15, 2021

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 honors the Class of 2021 and marks your transformation from hard-working students to proud alumni. Congratulations, Bengals!

Commencement Booklet (Web)

Commencement Booklet (PDF)

Watch our Virtual Commencement Ceremonies:

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

Rockwell tower seen through trees
Programs by Academic School
Programs by Academic School

What academic school is my graduate in?

Students working in fibers class
School of Arts and Humanities
School of Arts and Humanities

Baccalaureate Ceremony – Noon 

Young child writing in a workbook
School of Education with Individualized Studies
School of Education with Individualized Studies

Baccalaureate Ceremony – Noon 

Student in Smart Grid Lab
School of the Professions
School of the Professions

Baccalaureate Ceremony – Noon 

Student in organic chemistry lab
School of Natural and Social Sciences
School of Natural and Social Sciences

Baccalaureate Ceremony – Noon 

A student at Graduate Commencement
Graduate School
Graduate School

Graduate Ceremony – 2:00 p.m

Ceremonies

Saturday, May 15

  • President Conway-Turner will confer degrees. The Provost and deans will announce individual graduate names by academic school.
     
  • Five virtual ceremonies from the schools of Arts and Humanities; Education/Individualized Studies; Natural and Social Sciences; The Professions; and The Graduate School 

 

Bachelor's Class of 2021

Ceremonies at noon

Honoring

  • August 2020 Graduates
  • December 2020 Graduates
  • January 2021 Graduates
  • May 2021 Graduates

Graduate Class of 2021

Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

Honoring

  • August 2020 Graduates
  • December 2020 Graduates
  • January 2021 Graduates
  • May 2021 Graduates
  • August 2021 Graduates

Includes master's degrees, certificates of advanced study, and graduate certificates.

Congratulatory Messages

Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras
Eunice Lewin
SUNY Trustee Eunice Lewin
SUNY Trustee Eunice Lewin
President, Katherine Conway-Turner
President Katherine Conway-Turner
President Katherine Conway-Turner
Online Grad Wall

Our Grad Wall

Share your photos, congratulatory messages, and words of encouragement with our graduates by using the hashtag #BuffStateGrads on Instagram and Twitter.

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

Sign our Grad Wall!
Chancellor's award medal

Awards

Buffalo State proudly recognizes those students, alumni, and community members who have integrated academic excellence with distinguished achievement. 

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence

President’s Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Student

Alumni Recognition

President's Distinguished Service Award