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REMINDER: 2021 Commencement Registration & Academic Regalia

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:29 pm
by Student Life
The University announced its plans to hold in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies for students graduating this academic year. We are very pleased to announce the School of Law ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, 2021 beginning at 3 p.m. in a tented, outdoor space on North Campus. Additional details including the exact location will follow at a later date.

Mandatory mask-wearing, physical distancing, and compliance with UB’s weekly testing requirement will be in effect for all students, faculty, and staff at all ceremonies. A decision on whether guests will be permitted to attend the ceremonies will be made by the University at a later date, in consultation with the county and state departments of health. All ceremonies will be live streamed so that anyone unable to attend in person may join in the celebration.

Should changing public health conditions make it necessary, the University is prepared to convert the ceremony to a virtual event to protect the health and safety of our university community.

Additional information regarding the law school’s ceremony can be found on our Commencement webpage ... ation.html. Deadlines are quickly approaching. Please be sure to review the following action items:


All prospective J.D./LL.M. graduates who wish to attend the graduate commencement ceremony must register online - and indicate their interest in participating in-person or via a virtual/livestream format. Registration is required to participate in the ceremony. ... -form.html

ACADEMIC REGALIA – Orders Due April 2, 2021
The University requires all graduates to wear the authorized University at Buffalo School of Law academic regalia provided for you by the cap and gown vendor.

Due to COVID restrictions, all student academic regalia must be purchased. J.D. and LL.M. students can place orders by calling the UB Bookstore 716-636-6290. The law school will help to defer the cost of purchasing your regalia. You will receive a special discounted purchase price of $70 (regularly $170) plus shipping. You will need to provide your name, phone number, email, shipping address, height, weight, and have your method of payment available when placing your order. To avoid LATE FEES, orders must be placed by April 2, 2021.

To discuss any special concerns regarding regalia, please contact Amy Atkinson, Commencement Coordinator, at

Congratulations graduates! If you have any questions as we prepare for your big day, please feel free to contact me.