The annual Honors Convocation is held each spring to recognize students who achieve academic excellence in their studies at Buffalo State and also to recognize the current top achieving undergraduate student in each academic department. Families, guests, and the campus community are invited to attend the ceremony and reception.
Students who achieve a cumulative 3.50 GPA or higher and have completed a minimum 60 credit hours at Buffalo State (30 for transfer students) by the close of grades in January 2019 are invited to attend the April 18, 2019 ceremony. Eligible students will receive an e-mail invitation and instructions at their Buffalo State student e-mail addresses in March.
The invitation directs you to this website for all the information you need. Use the RSVP form posted above to attend. The names of eligible students will be printed in the program that is distributed at Honors Convocation. Students who respond by April 2, 2019 will also see the names of their invited faculty and staff included in the program.
Please know that the invitation to graduating seniors to wear the gold honors cord at Commencement is separate and different from your Honors Convocation invitation. Please see the Gold Honors Cord section of the Commencement website for detailed information.
The Marketing and Communications Office at Buffalo State will send you e-mail notification that your achievement can be seen online at https://buffalostate.meritpages.com. You are welcome to share it using social media and e-mail at your discretion. In addition, Marketing and Communications will send a news release to your hometown paper. The releases are not individual; you will be grouped with other students who have the same community newspaper. An individual release will be sent only when a student is the only student in a community paper’s zip code. The Buffalo News and other major daily papers do not publish these types of announcements. Questions regarding news releases can be directed to the Marketing and Communications Office at (716) 878-4201.
Both the campus community and your family are proud of your academic achievements. You are welcome to invite those with whom you wish to share this special occasion.
E-Mail Invitation to Faculty (to be posted)
Please use this e-invitation to invite a favorite faculty or staff member to sit with you during the ceremony. Their names will be included in the program when you respond using the online RSVP form at the top of this page by April 2, 2019.
Plan to meet your guests by 2:45 p.m. in the lobby outside Rockwell Hall Auditorium so you can enter and sit together. You and your guests are invited to a reception with light refreshments following the ceremony from 4-5 p.m. (The building offers barrier-free accessibility.)
A personalized certificate recognizing your achievements will be available in the lobby of Rockwell Hall following Honors Convocation. Students who do not attend the ceremony are welcome to pick up their certificates and pins in the Academic Affairs Office, Cleveland Hall 519 during regular office hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
General parking will be available in any of the student or faculty parking lots that day. Rockwell Hall parking lot I-30 has been reserved for persons with disabilities or special needs. Parking is also available in the Burchfield Penney Art Center parking lot. Please do not park in fire lanes, driveways, or parking reserved for persons with disabilities (unless authorized).
Faculty and staff attending the ceremony are invited to wear academic regalia if they wish. Regalia rental information is provided below. For Honors Convocation, order by March 12. You may use your rental for both Honors Convocation and Commencement and return it by Monday, May 20. If not participating in Commencement, return Honors Convocation regalia rentals to the bookstore by Monday, April 22.
Honors Convocation, rental orders are due March 12.
Regalia Rental Pricing
Faculty and staff who do not own regalia may rent it through the Barnes and Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore. Each unit includes cap, gown, hood, and tassel. Tax included. Contact (716) 878-5509.
Academic Affairs offers a limited supply of gowns for loan. Please use the form below.
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