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Students at Commencement at Kleinhan's Music Hall.

Celebrate the achievements of our students. Join us as we welcome family and friends to honor the work and dedication of D'Youville graduates.

D'Youville holds two formal commencement ceremonies in May and one formal ceremony in December. All eligible students are allowed to graduate at the May ceremonies which are divided between undergraduate and graduate degree conferrals. Students who are eligible to graduate at the end of the fall semester now have the option to attend D’Youville’s December commencement.

For all commencement ceremonies, students must first submit a Verification to Graduate.


May 2020 Commencement Events

May 2020 Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday, May 17 at 10:00 AM
Kleinhans Music Hall
Graduates must be at Kleinhans no later than 9:00 am for line-up. Further information to be posted. 

May 2020 Graduate and Doctoral Commencement

Sunday, May 17 at 2:30 PM
Kleinhans Music Hall
Graduates must be at Kleinhans no later than 1:30 pm for line-up. Further information to be posted.

December 2020 Commencement Events

December 2020 Commencement

Details coming soon.


Details coming soon.


Academic Attire




For women, academic attire includes the academic gown, hood, cap and dark shoes, preferably black. A dark dress or slacks and blouse are highly recommended.


For men, this attire consists of the academic gown, hood, cap, tie, shirt, dress slacks and dark shoes, preferably black.

Academic Hood

The academic hood is not worn until it is officially placed on each student by a faculty member.

The Tassel

The tassel is worn on the right side until the very end of the graduation ceremony.


The cap, gown and hood that is required for Commencement will be available from the D'Youville Bookstore on a sales basis only.

The cost for graduate's academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood) is as follows:

  • Bachelor degrees: $94.29
  • Master degrees: $107.90
  • Doctoral degrees: $160.29
  • Honor Cords: $15.69

These prices include tax.

If you have questions, please contact the College Bookstore at 716-829-7666. Orders may be placed by phone, 716-829-7666, via email at

When placing orders, please provide your name, highest degree you’re receiving, and your specific area of academic achievement.


Details coming soon.

Graduating Students

Check your eligibility, review degree requirements, submit your application to graduate, and learn about the academic verification process.

Prepare to Graduate

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Congratulations Class of 2020

Being part of the D’Youville family doesn’t end at graduation.

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