Commencement Information

Important Update Regarding Spring 2020 Commencement

Spring and Summer 2020 graduates, please check your emails for this update.

Greetings May 2020 Graduates, I hope that this communication finds you and yours safe and well. Trocaire College continues to hold the safety and wellbeing of our students and employees as our top priority as we combat the historic and catastrophic circumstances that surround COVID19. In doing so the college will adhere to the safety guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Governor’s Office. Though it was our hope that a commencement ceremony could be held by the end of the summer, I’m writing to you today to inform you that due to the continued need to keep gatherings of people to a safe level, it is not feasible to do so. Rather, at this time we plan to combine the Spring 20 and Fall 20 Commencements to be held in December 2020, with the caveat that it is safe to do so, and that our reserved venue (UB Center for the Arts) will allow it. If this December Commencement does occur, diploma covers, as well as cap and gowns, will be provided by the college for those attending the ceremony. Further updates will be provided as they become available. Please visit: for updated information. Commencement is a sacred time shared by the campus community, and the manner in which we recognize and celebrate the remarkable achievements and diligent work of our graduates. Yet the current circumstances require that we maintain the safety of our students and their families as our first priority. Your understanding and patience is greatly appreciated as we all work together to navigate the circumstances of this pandemic. Wishing you safety and good health, Kathleen Saunders Chief Student Affairs Officer



Communication to Spring & Summer 2020 Graduates

Any updates regarding the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony will be sent to all graduates via their Trocaire email address. Students who have difficulty accessing their Trocaire emails may contact [email protected].


Virtual Celebration

We are proud of our graduates and their achievements. In May 2020, we launched Celebrating Our Graduates, a virtual celebration honoring our graduates and their hard work. This virtual celebration does not replace the Commencement ceremony. Click here to view the videos from Celebrating Our Graduates. In addition, graduates were mailed a personalized card from the Trocaire College family.



  • Diplomas were mailed to graduates in early June for Spring 2020 graduates
  • Please notify the Registrar’s Office if your address or name has changed since you completed the Diploma Order Form.


Nursing Pinning

As of June 2020, the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing will be mailing out pins to its Spring 2020 nursing graduates.



  • Transcripts are obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
  • An official transcript cannot be released if tuition and/or fees are not paid in full.
  • Students may request an electronic copy of their transcript through the Electronic Transcript Request Form on the Registrar’s webpage.
  • 24-hour business day notice is required for all requests.


Name or Address Change

  • We encourage all graduates to keep their names and address up-to-date with the Registrar’s Office. If you had a name or address change recently, we encourage all recent Spring and Summer graduates to update their information through the Change in Name or Address digital form.
  • Any questions may be directed to [email protected]


Career Resources

  • Need help with your job search or career opportunities, contact Career Services. 
  • Graduates are always welcome to utilize Career Services whether updating a resume or needing job search assistance.
  • In June 2020, 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 [email protected] or Monica Stage at 716-827-4342.

Below are THREE forms:

  • Graduate Information Form
  • Diploma Order Form

You must complete all three forms by Saturday, October 24, 2020. You will receive an email confirmation after submitting each form. 

Please complete the Graduate Information Form below by October 24, 2020.

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?

Please complete the Diploma Order Form by October 24, 2020.

Ensure the information you submit is how you would like it to appear on your Trocaire College Diploma.

Diplomas will be ready for pick up upon successful completion of your semester on Monday, June 8, 2020 from the Registrar’s Office.

Diploma Order Form

You must complete this form to receive your diploma. Diplomas will be available for pick up from the Registrar starting June 3, 2020 until June 10, 2020.