Commencement Information

Employee Attendance Form for May 2019 Commencement

    Help us plan properly, please check out the appropriate boxes by Tuesday, May 7th if you are planning to attend

Important Dates and Graduation Timeline

Deadlines:The Graduation Information Form and the Diploma Order Form must be completed by March 22, 2019.

April 1st: Deadline for Student Commencement Speaker Application

Week of April 29th Ticket & Information Pickup

  • Monday April 29th – Thursday May 2nd
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Choate Campus Student Life (Room 141)
  • Transit Road: If you wish to pick up your tickets at Transit Road, please mark accordingly on the Graduate Information Form.

April 22 – May 14 Caps & Gowns: Visit the Trocaire Bookstore to pick-up

  • Transit Road: If you wish to pick up your Cap & Gown at Transit Road, please mark accordingly on the Graduate Information Form.

Tuesday, May 14th Graduation Rehearsal & Graduate Dinner (3:00pm – Margaret Wendt Center)

  • A half-hour rehearsal followed by a graduation meal in the Commons
  • The dinner is proudly sponsored by the Commencement Committee
  • All graduates are encouraged to attend
  • Sorry, no guests (due to space).

Wednesday, May 15th Commencement 7:00 p.m. : (Mainstage Theater – UB Center of the Arts)

  • Doors to the Mainstage Theater open at 6:00pm
  • You must be in the Drama Theater (inside of the Center of the Arts) by 6:15 p.m.
  • Please be on time, being late will affect your place in the lineup
  • Parking is free but allow enough time to find the facility
  • Commencement is approximately 90 minutes


For Nursing Pinning Ceremony Information please contact Dr Cindy Leffel at 

Commencement Parking

Free parking is available in Slee and Baird lots in front of the Center for the Arts. Please refer to this map for information. #2 is the Center for the Arts. Please allow enough time to find a parking spot.

UB Center for the Arts
103 Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY 14260-6000

Commencement Information

Not Attending

  • If you are not attending Commencement, it is very important that you notify the Student Life Office. Please contact us by April 1st (Choate room 141, 716-827-2433, or

Commencement Tickets

  • Each student is allotted 5 tickets for guests (graduate does not need a ticket).
  • Tickets are determined by the size of the graduating class and the capacity of the Center for the Arts.
  • Guests without tickets will not be allowed to enter the theater.
  • Tickets are distributed the week of April 29th.
  • For children, if your child is under 4 years old or can fit comfortably on someone’s lap for the entire ceremony, they do not need a ticket.
  • If you are not going to use all your tickets, please consider sharing with your fellow graduates or returning the extra ones to Choate room 141.

Extra Tickets:

  • An email has been created to allow students to place themselves on a waiting list for up to two (2) extra tickets.
  • Please email your name and if you would like one or two extra tickets.
  • Extra tickets are generated by graduates not attending the ceremony.
  • Extra tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.
  • Adding your name to the list does not guarantee extra tickets.

Academic Attire

  • Graduates are required to meet in the Drama Theater (at UB Center for the Arts) in Academic Attire.
  • Women: cap, gown, dark slacks, dress, or skirt with blouse
  • Men: cap, gown, dress shirt, dress pants, tie
  • Trans or Gender Non-Binary: cap, gown, dress attire
  • Avoid: sandals, flip flops, sneakers, jeans, shorts

Phi Theta Kappa

  • Information regarding the commencement regalia for graduating members will be emailed to members. If you have questions, please contact PTK Advisor Colleen Steffen at or 716-827-2577.


  • Diplomas will be mailed:
    • May graduates (unless there is a financial hold):  June 1.
    • RT Graduates (unless there is a financial hold): June 30
    • All others (unless there is a financial hold): August 31.
    • Please notify the Registrar’s Office of any address changes.


  • Transcripts are obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
  • An official transcript cannot be released if tuition and/or fees are not paid in full.
  • 24-hour business day notice is required for all requests.

Career Resources

  • Please check with the Career Services (716-827-2444) to make sure your reference file is completed. Files are kept for 6 years.
  • Graduates are always welcome to utilize Career Services whether updating a resume or needing job search assistance.
  • In November 2018, you will receive a brief employment and continuing education survey via email from Career Services. It is essential that you take a few minutes to complete the survey, as the information is needed for accreditation and program purposes. Reporting of information is in aggregate form only and confidential.


You will be inducted in the Trocaire College Alumni Association upon graduation. The association provides a point of contact, support, and connections with other alumni and the college. To speak with someone in the Alumni Office, contact or 716-827-4342.

There are THREE forms on this page. You MUST complete the three forms. After hitting submit, proceed down the page to complete the next form.

1. Graduate Information Form – Due March 22, 2019

Graduate Information Form

  • Example: Raul: rah-OOL If you have a difficult first or last name to pronounce, please fill out your name phonetically. This is to help our readers pronounce your name more accurately.

    (Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú, Ý CTRL+' (APOSTROPHE), the letter)
  • Example: Gonzalez: gon-SAH-les If you have a difficult first or last name to pronounce, please fill out your name phonetically. This is to help our readers pronounce your name more accurately.

    (Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú, Ý CTRL+' (APOSTROPHE), the letter)
  • Note: If you are concerned about the gown size, first try a taller height. Many times a plus size is NOT needed.
  • Will you be picking up your tickets, cap, and gown from the Transit extension site?

2. Diploma Order Form – Due March 22, 2019

Diploma Order Form

You must complete this form to receive your diploma. Diplomas are mailed to the address provided by February 1st.

This will ensure the information on diploma is correct.

If your order form is not in by March 22, 2019 we will assume you are not attending and your commencement tickets will be distributed to those students looking for extra tickets.

3. Graduation Rehearsal RSVP Form – Due March 22, 2019

Graduation Rehearsal RSVP