Commencement is Saturday, May 19, 2018, 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:

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

The 2018 School of Public Health and Health Professions Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Center for the Arts (North Campus) on Saturday, May 19, 2018 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, Master and Doctoral degree candidates must purchase appropriate academic cap, gown, colored tassel and hood at the UB Bookstore on the North Campus. It is best to purchase early to ensure proper sizing. Please see below for important details or visit the UB commencement website for more information.

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.


Date Action
Jan. 22 - Feb. 23

Place your order.

Feb. 27

Late fee of $20 applies after this date. Beginning May 5, the late fee becomes $50 with limited availability.

Mar. 9

Correct hood color can no longer be guaranteed.

Apr. 16

Pickup begins; all rentals are picked up from the University Bookstore on North Campus.

June 1

Rentals must be returned to the University Bookstore on North Campus.