August & December Graduates

D'Youville holds one graduation ceremony for all students in May of each year

No matter when you graduate (May, August or December), D'Youville holds one formal graduation ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students. This takes place each May at the end of the spring semester classes and exams. The college calendar should be referred to for the exact date.

The ceremony itself will take place at Kleinhans Music Hall, which is four blocks east on Porter Avenue.

December Graduates

Any student (undergraduate or graduate) who completes their studies the prior December is eligible to take part in the May graduation ceremony of that academic year. For example, a student who completes their degree program in December 2014 is eligible to attend the May 2015 commencement activities.

Please note: Your name will appear in the graduation program as a December graduate.

August Graduates

Those students (undergraduate or graduate) who anticipate completing their degree program by August are eligible to attend the May graduation ceremony. For example, a student who completes their degree program in August 2015 is eligible to attend the May 2015 commencement activities. 

Please note: Your name will appear in the graduation program as an August graduate. You will not receive your diploma until all program requirements are completed.

Check with the Registrar

All students must be cleared by the Office of the Registrar to be certain that they have completed all the requirements for graduation or can realistically complete the requirements for their degree by August at the latest. Inclusion in the graduation program is solely determined by the Registrar.

Resources

Questions?

Contact Student Affairs

Robert (Butch) Murphy
Vice President, Student Affairs
Lori Stutzman
Assistant to VP
Campus location: College Center 118/119
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: (716) 829-8100

Learn More

  • DYC Bookstore

    Order the cap, gown and hood that is required for the Interfaith Hooding Service and Commencement from the College Bookstore.
    Read more

  • Commencement

    Get information about undergraduate and graduate commencement festivities, academic attire and deadlines.
    Read more

  • Deadlines

    Look here for the schedule of commencement activities, requirements and due dates.
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  • Commencement Venue Info

    Directions to get to Kleinhan's Music Hall (Commencement Venue).
    Read more

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