We look forward to you and your guests attending your ceremony and reception. There is no fee to participate. Tickets are required so we can plan adequately and accommodate as many guests as possible.
Ceremony registration and ticket distribution begins with the Commencement Kickoff on Wednesday, April 10, 10 am-7 pm in the Bookstore. Each master's degree or C.A.S. candidate is allotted up to 10 guest tickets. Should you find that you will not use all your guest tickets, kindly return any unneeded tickets to the Events Management Office, Cleveland Hall 112, so another graduate can use them.
Master's/C.A.S. Ceremony Registration 2013
Your ceremony will be in the Sports Arena, located in the sports complex. You confirm your place in the processional by registering in the bookstore from April 10 through May 10 (see ticket distribution below). There is no rehearsal for master's/C.A.S. candidates.
To register: Print and complete the master's and C.A.S. ceremony registration card. Or just complete a card available in the bookstore. Either way, you will need identification and a completed registration card to register and receive guest tickets. Learn more about master's/C.A.S. degree application deadlines.
Regarding faculty and staff: Faculty and staff who wish to attend a ceremony in the Sports Arena but do not intend to march or usher must obtain a guest ticket from a graduate to be admitted. Faculty/staff invitations are provided for students to acknowledge professors and advisors and do not change the number of tickets each graduate is allotted. Faculty and staff can register online to march and volunteer.
During ticket distribution, master's/CAS candidates receive:
- Registration for the 6:00 p.m. Master's/CAS ceremony.
- An entrance ticket to the processional lineup in the Ice Arena.
- Up to 10 guest tickets for the ceremony to the point tickets are still available.
Commencement Kickoff, Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Commencement registration and ticket distribution begins with the Commencement Kickoff event in the bookstore from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Ticket Distribution Continues April 11-May 10, 2013
Following Commencement Kickoff, registration continues in the bookstore during regular hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12-4 p.m. back to top
Information ONLY for graduates who currently do not live in Western New York, see the Master's Caps and Gowns page.
Caps and Gowns 2013
Caps and Gowns may be purchased in the bookstore when you register for your ceremony and receive your guest tickets. Call the bookstore with any cap and gown questions. 716-878-5509.