commencement dvd imageEach year Creative Media Services tapes each of the Commencement Ceremonies.

The 146th Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018

in the Buffalo State Sports Arena.


There are three ceremonies. The first two are Baccalaureate Ceremonies:

  • 9 a.m. Ceremony: School of Education & School of the Professions
  • 1 p.m. Ceremony: School of Arts and Humanities & School of Natural and Social Sciences, Individualized Studies.

5 p.m. Ceremony: Graduate School

Each dvd is $5.00


To order the dvds, please fill in the form (below).


For prompt delivery, please have all order forms and payments in before June 1st   (Orders will still be accepted after this date)

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Important Information for Graduates:


Event to Attend:

Commencement Kickoff

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

10 am - 7 pm

Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore


Graduation Day Photos:

Creative Media Services' Photographer, Bruce Fox and his student assistants attend each of the ceremonies and take photos during and after. These photos can be viewed in his Photo Gallery.
These are high resolution and are free to download.


Island Photography is the one that takes the individual portraits photos during the ceremony. Graduates who would like to receive a direct link to the photos, please visit Island Photography to register. You may register several e-mail addresses to allow your family and friends also to receive a direct link to your commencement photo proofs, and there is no obligation to purchase photos. Please register by May 1st. Images will be posted within 72 hours of your commencement. Please make all inquiries to Island Photography at (800) 869-0908.


Buffalo State Commencement Site

This site contains all the information students need to know about graduation, diplomas, requirements, etc.

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