BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo are both postponing its 2020 commencement ceremonies in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The president of Buff State issued a statement on Tuesday, reading in part, "I have decided that we must reschedule our spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies to a date and format yet to be determined. Please be assured, if you are on track to complete your degree this spring, you will graduate and go on to do amazing things in this world. But unfortunately, we must postpone our celebration together until a later time."
To read the full statement, click here.
Commencement is one of our most cherished traditions, and I remain fully committed to celebrating the achievements of our graduates with their families and our campus community. However, we must reschedule our celebration together until a later time. https://t.co/jnZaXw21iE pic.twitter.com/Hw4RZ63ycn— Kate Conway-Turner (@BuffStatePrez) March 24, 2020
UB's President Satish Tripathi issued a similar statement on Tuesday, reading in part, "While we know this is disappointing news to UB’s Class of 2020 as well their families, friends and our university community, this is a necessary decision given the unprecedented circumstances we face. As we look forward to celebrating our 2020 graduates in a manner befitting their accomplishments, I thank you for your continued patience and understanding."
To read UB's full statement, click here.
Due to unprecedented circumstances we all face, #UBuffalo’s May 2020 commencement ceremonies will not take place as scheduled. We look forward to celebrating our graduates in a manner befitting their accomplishments. We will update our UB community ASAP. https://t.co/A9OeVZ31aG pic.twitter.com/ainafBSPyJ— UBuffalo (@UBuffalo) March 24, 2020