Congratulations on Your Graduation!

All graduating students must file a graduation application through Self-Service. Unless you apply, you will not be reviewed for graduation eligibility. Daemen College traditionally had two Commencement Ceremonies on one day in May each academic year. Daemen College graduates students every September, January, and May. 

May Commencement Ceremony

Location: Daemen College

Friday, May 28

  • 9:00 A.M. PA White Coat Ceremony and Commencement (Graduate)
  • 12:00 P.M. Graduate Student Commencement (DPT)
  • 4:00 P.M. Graduate Student Commencement (MSW, MPH, MBA, MS (including Graduate Nursing Students), BS/MS)

Saturday, May 29

  • 9:00 A.M. Undergraduate Student Commencement (Education, English, Global & Local Sustainability, History & Political Science, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Nursing (Undergraduate), Philosophy & Religious Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts)
  • 12:00 P.M. Undergraduate Student Commencement (Accounting & Information Systems, Business,  Health Promotion,  Modern Languages, Paralegal Studies, Psychological Sciences, Social Work)
  • 4:00 P.M. Undergraduate Student Commencement (Natural Sciences)

Graduation FAQs:

Graduation Checklists:

Potential Graduates Checklist All September, January and May graduates for this academic year can participate in our May Commencement. For example, all September 2020 and January 2021 graduates may participate in May 2021 commencement.)

  • Fill out RSVP form, if you are planning on attending our Commencement Ceremony. Update: the RSVP Link has been closed. If you have questions please contact Registrar's Office at 716-839-8214 or
    • Order your Cap and Gown: 
    • A Cap and Gown are required to be worn by all participants at our MayCeremony. You will be able to purchase cap and gownMore information on ordering your cap & gown will be coming.
    • Any questions concerning Commencement attire should be directed to the Bookstore, 716-839-8263​
  • Find out more about Walking at the ceremony, if you are close but not going to complete your degree requirements by the end of spring term - Click here- Walking Criteria Link
  • Periodically check back to this website for form access, commencement festivities information as well as award information. (see below)

Graduation Activites:

Commencement Fair - Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Lumsden Gym.  Getting you ready for Daemen’s Graduation and beyond.  Order your cap and gown as well as other graduation fun items.  Verify your graduation status! Get information on the May ceremony. Win Prizes!  Enjoy some snacks!  Start getting excited to graduate!

For information on the events happening during Graduation week.

For information on Daemen College Award Nominations: TBA