2013 Commencement Headquarters
Commencement Headquarters is located in the Barnes and Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore in the Campbell Student Union. There, you can register for Commencement; obtain your guest tickets; and purchase your cap, gown, hood, stole, tassel, announcements, diploma cover, and other graduation accessories.
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Call the bookstore with any Commencement registration or ticket questions. 716-878-5509
2013 ceremony registration and ticket distribution begins with the Commencement Kickoff event on April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the bookstore. This special one-day event provides one-stop shopping for all your ceremony needs.
Following the event, Commencement Headquarters continues to be located in the bookstore during regular bookstore hours listed above. Ticket distribution ends May 10 and regalia (caps, gowns, accessories) are available through Commencement day.
2013 Bachelor's Accessories Prices (sales tax included)
Tassel only - $7.59
Cap only - $11.50
Diploma cover - $16.30
Graduation announcements (package of 10) - $20.90 [Graduation announcements are not guest tickets.]
*About the Gold Honors Cord: Bachelor's degree candidates who qualify for honors at Commencement and who applied for their degrees by the appropriate deadlines receive congratulatory letters at their permanent addresses in March. These names also will be on an honors eligibility list at Commencement Headquarters in the bookstore when degree candidates register for Commencement. Learn more about the gold honors cord.
ONLY if you currently live out of town...
If you currently live out of town, complete the out-of-town cap and gown order card. Mail it with payment and your registration card to the Barnes and Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Campbell Student Union, Buffalo, NY 14222-1095. Orders must be received by April 19, 2013. You may request to have your academic regalia purchase sent to your home (add $7.95 for shipping and handling), or indicate that you will pick up your order in the bookstore when you are on campus for Commencement.
Should you need assistance in obtaining your guest tickets because you currently live out of town (e.g., Syracuse, Long Island, Saratoga, out of state, etc.), you may contact the bookstore at (716) 878-5509 to make arrangements. Student teachers and other graduates, remember, the bookstore is open until 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and is also open on Saturdays 12-4 p.m., so you should not contact the bookstore to arrange for your tickets but should register for Commencement and obtain your guest tickets in person.