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Join us for our Commencement Celebration on December 9th, 2022.  
Come together as we celebrate the amazing achievements of our students.


Commencement Information


  • Please arrive to the College Center Auxiliary gym at 8:30 am Friday morning. You can park in any lot EXCEPT the one directly next to the College Center- University ticketing will be suspended that day.
  • Doors to the regular gymnasium will open at 9am for family members. Ceremony begins at 10am and will last about 2 hours.
  • Family members are NOT permitted into the auxiliary gym- please be prepared to visit with family and friends after the ceremony at the Hub


  • There are no physical tickets, nor will you show tickets to enter into the gymnasium; we have you register so that we know how many to plan for. If you have not registered; we are not able to accommodate any other guests at this point.


  • University ticketing is suspended for the day on Friday- but city parking enforcement is not. I would recommend parking in lots ‘c’ or ‘d’ (near the Hub)- but parking will be tight on Campus.

Cap Decorating

  • If you’d like to gather with friends to decorate your cap; we will provide supplies from 12-2 on 12/8 in the Auxiliary Gym!

Additional Items:

  • Do not bring ANYTHING (purse, phone chargers etc.) with you. You won’t need a thing! After the ceremony graduates will process directly to the Hub, and family members will meet you there for our toast and after party.
  • Wear “smart” shoes. There is a significant amount of walking including stairs and outside…be smart.
  • The bookstore will be open the morning of the ceremony so if you need to pick up regalia or DYU swag you can do so at that time. You will need to purchase regalia; we are not able to offer rentals.
  • The gym will be FULL- please plan for a full occupancy in the gym and prepare your loved ones as well.
  • We have prepared a video for you to review ahead of time which will outline the procession, route and other important items which will be distributed tomorrow- be on the lookout for that.

Live Stream

Fall 2022 Commencement program



Date: Friday 9th, 2022 | 10am - 12pm (reception to follow).
Location: College Center Gymnasium | Buffalo, NY 14201 

Tickets: 3 tickets per student. 

Watch the walk through on what you need to do during commencement:


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