UB will hold in-person commencement ceremonies – UB Now: News and Views for UB Faculty and Staff

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Some 6,450 students are applying to receive 6,876 degrees and certificates at UB’s opening ceremonies in 2022, which will be held from April 29 to May 22.

For the first time in two years, all launch ceremonies will be held in person, with no vaccine or mask requirements for graduates or attendees.

Although the current increase in COVID-19 cases locally is expected to subside in the coming weeks, UB health and safety officials recommend that UB visitors and members of the campus community to use their personal best judgment to protect themselves when attending commencement ceremonies and other end-of-semester entertainment.

The launch season began on April 29 with the ceremony for graduate students of the medical program at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The rest of the startup program:

School of Dentistry: 3:00 p.m., May 6, Arts Center. Judith Albino, president emeritus of the Colorado School of Public Health, will speak. A. Scott Weber, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will confer degrees.

Law School: 3 p.m., May 14, Center des Arts. The speaker is Hon. Eugene Fahey, 1984, retired associate judge of the New York State Court of Appeals and adjunct professor at UB Law School; President Satish K. Tripathi will confer degrees.

Higher School of Education: 9 a.m., May 20, Arts Center. No guest speaker is scheduled; Weber will confer degrees.

School of Nursing: 9 a.m., May 20, Alumni Arena. No guest speaker is scheduled; Tripathi will confer degrees.

College of Arts and Sciences (Graduate): 1 p.m., May 20, Center des Arts. No guest speaker is scheduled; Weber will confer degrees.

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Graduate): 1 p.m., May 20, Alumni Arena. No guest speaker is scheduled; Tripathi will confer degrees.

School of Architecture and Urban Planning: 5 p.m., May 20, Arts Center. The speaker will be Charles L. Davis II, Associate Professor of Architectural History and Criticism, School of Architecture and Urban Planning; Weber will confer degrees.

School of Management (Graduate): 5 p.m., May 20, Alumni Arena. No guest speaker is scheduled; Tripathi will confer degrees.

School of Social Work: 9 a.m., May 21, Arts Center. India Walton, Senior Advisor, NY Working Families Party, will speak. Weber will confer degrees.

School of Management (Undergraduate): 9 a.m., May 21, Alumni Arena. No guest speaker is scheduled; Tripathi will confer degrees.

School of Engineering and Applied Science (Undergraduate): 1 p.m., May 21, Alumni Arena. No guest speaker is scheduled; Tripathi will confer degrees.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: 5 p.m., May 21, Arts Center. The speaker will be Patricia D. Kroboth, Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh; Tripathi will confer degrees.

School of Public Health and Health Professions: 5 p.m., May 21, Alumni Arena. Daniel Stapleton, Director of Public Health, Niagara County Department of Health, will speak; Weber will confer degrees.

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (undergraduate and graduate, including Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center): 9:30 a.m., May 22, Arts Center. The speaker will be Daniel J. Kosman, SUNY Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry, Jacobs School; Weber will confer degrees.

College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate arts, natural sciences and mathematics): 9:30 a.m., May 22, Alumni Arena. No guest speaker is scheduled; Tripathi will confer degrees.

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate Humanities and Social Sciences): 3 p.m., May 22, Alumni Arena. No guest speaker is scheduled; Tripathi will confer degrees.

Other special ceremonies taking place this season include Military and Veteran Recognition Ceremony on April 28, Lavender (LGBTQ) Reception on May 13, Educational Opportunity Center Graduate Recognition Ceremony on May 18 , the ALANA celebration of achievements (African, Latin American). , Asian and Native American) on May 19 and the University Honors College Graduate Recognition Ceremony on May 19.

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