Commencement 2021

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General Information

An accessible PDF of the commencement program for the School of Dental Medicine Ceremony, including a listing of all graduates in the class of 2021, is available to view and download. Click here

Mandatory mask-wearing, physical distancing and compliance with UB’s health check requirement is in effect for all attending the ceremony.

For students, faculty & staff participating in this ceremony:

If utilizing a campus testing site it is recommended that you test on Tuesday, May 4 between 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. to gaurantee your results. No reservation is required.

On-campus testing sites are located at the Student Union, Greiner Hall, Allen Hall and Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The School of Dental Medicine is pleased to announce that commencement ceremonies for the class of 2021 will be held in person beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at UB Stadium, North Campus.

Note that all participants must be in full cap and gown. Dean Zambon will be hooding all graduates.  

The outdoor ceremonies will require mandatory mask-wearing, physical distancing and compliance with UB’s weekly testing requirement.

A number of details are still being coordinated. We ask your patience as we work through these critical components. Ceremony updates will be posted as soon as they become available. Be sure to check your UB email and visit the School of Dental Medicine’s commencement website daily.

All ceremonies will be live streamed.

*Should changing health guidelines make it necessary for safety, the university is prepared to convert to a virtual ceremony.


Graduates will receive communication with a custom registration link. All students that wish to participate must log in and choose how they wish to participate - either in-person or virtually.

Accessibility for Students and Guests

If you need accommodations to enable you to participate in a commencement ceremony, please reach out to the ceremony coordinator.

The university is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities, including physical access to events and reasonable accommodations for members of the university community.

Please refer to the Accessibility for Guests webpage for additional information.

What if my guest has an accessibility issue or needs handicap seating?

There will be handicap seating, you do not need to notify us in advance. When your guest arrives to the gate to enter, they will be brought up a ramp to handicap seating. It is important to note that there is not an easy drop off area. Family members can park and help them to the gate, wheelchairs will be made available at the gate if needed.

If your guest requires a sign language interpreter, please let us know as soon as possible. There will be closed captioning on the screen.