Schedule of Events

Graduation/Commencement 2015

Graduation Rehearsal and Graduate Lunch

Thursday, May 14, 10:00 AM rehearsal
Location: Kleinhans Music Hall
Lunch at 11:30 AM
Location: Porterview Room, College Center

Lunch is free of charge for graduates and family members who are D’Youville alumni. There is a $14 cost for other friends and family who would like to attend with you.

Reservations are required. Fill out and return the Graduate Lunch Reservation Form by Friday, May 8, 2015 to reserve a spot.

Interfaith Hooding Service

Friday, May 15, 7:30 PM, lineup begins at 7:00 PM

Location:  Holy Angels Church
348 Porter Ave Buffalo, NY 14201

D'Youville College's Interfaith Hooding Service reflects both the religious traditions of the college and the academic degree that each student earns.

At this ecumenical service, each student has the academic hood placed upon them by a faculty member, which represents the student's official entrance into the academic community. The hood itself bears the colors of D'Youville College (red and white), as well as the special colored velvet trim noting your field of academic achievement.

To participate in the Interfaith Hooding Service, graduates must contact Lori Stutzman by Monday, April 13, 2015 at or (716) 829-8100.


Saturday, May 16, 9:00 AM, lineup begins at 8:15 AM. Doors open at 8:00 AM.

Location: Kleinhans Music Hall

Tickets are required. Each graduate who registers their attendance will receive a total of six tickets, which includes one for him or herself. Each graduate will also receive six graduation announcements. Graduates must contact Lori Stutzman by Monday, April 13, 2015, to indicate whether they will or will not attend: or (716) 829-8100.

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Commencement Speaker

Commencement Speaker D'Youville Graduation

Dr. L. Nelson Hopkins will be the speaker for D'Youville College's May 2015 commencement ceremony. Learn more


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


  • What to Wear

    You are required to have academic attire to participate in both the Interfaith Hooding Service and Commencement.
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  • DYC Bookstore

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