Commencement Information

Saturday, May 20, 2017, Center for the Arts, 1 p.m.

The following information applies to all students in SPHHP, which includes students in the Master of Public Health degree program and the following departments:

  • Department of Biostatistics
  • Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
  • Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
  • Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
  • Department of Rehabilitation Science

The 2017 School of Public Health and Health Professions Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Center for the Arts (North Campus) on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 1 p.m. It is imperative that all graduates arrive by noon and report to the Drama Theatre, Center for the Arts (follow the posted signs). 

Please locate your program area as identified by signs on the stage to check in with your program. You will receive further information at that time. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1 p.m. and is expected to last approximately two hours. A congratulatory reception for graduates, family and friends will immediately follow the ceremony in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts.

Check In Time

Students who do not check in by noon may lose the opportunity to participate in the ceremony.

Caps and Gowns

Commencement attire is required:

  • Bachelor and master degree candidates must purchase appropriate academic cap, gown, colored tassel and hood at the UB Bookstore on the North Campus between March 7 - May 21. It is best to purchase early to ensure proper sizing.
  • Doctoral candidates must purchase appropriate academic regalia at the UB Bookstore on the North Campus Feb. 24 in order to guarantee the correct hood colors. A late charge will be added to all orders placed after Feb. 20.
  • Rentals can be picked up at the bookstore after April 13 and should be returned to the bookstore no later than May 29.

Tassel colors:

  • PhD: Blue
  • DPT: Teal
  • MPH: Salmon
  • Masters, Epidemiology: Salmon
  • Masters, All others: Sage Green
  • Undergraduates: Sage Green

If you are out of town, you can place your order for commencement attire over the phone by calling the UB Bookstore at (716) 636-6290. ext. 19 or 25.