Annual Commencement

Graduation is a joyous occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of students.

Every May, D'Youville holds one formal commencement ceremony (degree conferral) and Interfaith Hooding Service for students receiving bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

2015-2016 Academic Year

The commencement ceremony for the 2015-2016 academic year will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 9 a.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall. Tickets are required due to limited seating.

Those eligible to participate in the commencement are:

  • December 2015 graduates
  • May 2016 graduates
  • August 2016 graduates

Please note that certificate-only students are not eligible.

We look forward to welcoming families and friends of D'Youville graduates to join in graduation festivities.

Learn More:

Apply to Graduate

  • Are you preparing to graduate from your academic program? You'll need to apply to graduate two semesters prior to your expected graduation date.

Graduation Events

  • View information about graduation events, including Graduate Lunch, Interfaith Hooding Service and Commencement.

Graduation Calendar

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

Academic Attire

  • View information on attire, including caps, gowns and hoods.

Visitor Information

  • See directions and maps to Kleinhan's Music Hall (Commencement venue), campus, view hotels, and learn more about the Buffalo-Niagara region.



Commencement Speaker

Commencement Speaker D'Youville Graduation

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, President and COO of Catholic Relief Services will be the speaker for D'Youville College's May 2016 commencement ceremony.

Commencement Highlights 2015


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

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