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High school students and transfer students who want to enroll in day classes at the Buffalo campus.

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Commencement 2017next

Commencement will be held on Friday May 19, 2017

At Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
1:00 p.m. Graduate Student Ceremony; 7:00 p.m. Undergraduate Student Ceremony

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for reviewing and conferring degrees and for printing diplomas.

All students MUST apply for graduation through MedailleOne. Failure to do so by the published deadline (March 1, 2017) could result in a delay of diploma and/or graduation conferral date.  View graduation application instructions

If you do not apply, we will not know you are ready to graduate and will not review your program or confer your degree.

Certificate Students

Students applying for a certificate, will follow the same process of applying for graduation as degree seeking students. The fee for applying for a certificate is $10.00.  View certificate application instructions


Diplomas are mailed out approximately four to six weeks after each conferral date.

Diplomas are mailed certified mail "return receipt requested" to the address indicated on each graduate's graduation application. If your address changes between the time you apply for graduation and when your degree is conferred, please contact the Registrar's Office immediately so that your diploma is mailed to the right place.

  • A signature is required upon delivery. The post office will attempt delivery three times. If no one is there to sign for it, the diploma will be held at the post office for pick up.  After a certain period of time, it will be mailed back to the Registrar's Office where it will be kept
  • Diplomas will be mailed once all financial, academic, and student affairs holds are resolved

Should your diploma arrive damaged, contact the Registrar's Office immediately.

Students who have lost their diploma may order a replacement. Medaille College does not issue "extra" diplomas. We will only issue a replacement if the diploma is lost, damaged, or stolen. Please use the Diploma Reorder Form to request a replacement.

Commencement Ceremony

Medaille College's annual commencement ceremony is a time for celebration and recognition of accomplishment. It is held in May of each year.

Students who graduated within the past year are eligible to participate. Also, students who are within six credits of degree completion and who are applied for June or August conferral are eligible to participate. Students must have an active graduation application to participate. All students who intend to participate in their graduation ceremony must wear the appropriate academic regalia.

Commencement Documents and Information

Ticket orders can be placed by graduating students only through the Eventbrite Ticket Request Form which will be available April 19 - May 19. Tickets are required for all guests attending the ceremony and will be scanned for verification prior to entry at Kleinhans Music Hall. No admission ticket is required for graduates.

Medaille College Graduate Commencement Ceremony Tickets

Medaille College Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Tickets

If you need extra tickets*, please submit the following information to

  • Student Name
  • Student ID
  • Program
  • Number of extra tickets needed

*Extra ticket requests will be reviewed after May 1st

Need more information about graduation?

Please contact the Registrar's Office @ 880-2365 or at

Graduate Student Ceremony

Kriner Cash, Ed.D. Speaker:

Kriner Cash, Ed.D.
Superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools

On August 26, 2015, the Buffalo Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Kriner Cash to serve as superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools.

Dr. Cash came to the Buffalo Public Schools at a pivotal time when the district had twenty-five schools in state receivership, it had seven superintendents in a span of six years, and its last contract with the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) had been ratified in 1999. He acknowledged the complex issues faced by the district, and offered, “Where there are great challenges, there are even greater opportunities.”

Since his arrival, Dr. Cash has aligned the leadership team and introduced his “New Education Bargain” with students and parents. Through the plan, adopted by the Board of Education in January 2016, the district has instituted rigorous early elementary education with significantly reduced class sizes in the early grades, launched five new innovative high schools and thirteen community schools, and ratified a new contract with the BTF. Ten of fifteen schools in receivership met their Demonstrable Improvement Index Targets in 2016, and sixteen Priority or Focus schools increased achievement levels of students and moved into a higher performing accountability level. Additionally, the district graduation rate has risen from 57% to 64% in two years.
Dr. Cash and his team are also collaborating with regional businesses, the judicial community, higher education institutions, civic organizations, health care partners, and all levels of government to spur continued gains in student achievement.

A lifelong change agent and advocate for high-quality education for all children, Dr. Cash brought with him over twenty years of executive leadership experience in education. He has been responsible for successful outcomes for children as past superintendent in Memphis, Tennessee, and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. He also served as chief of accountability and system-wide performance for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Miami, Florida. There, he and his staff designed and developed a cutting-edge Human Capital Performance-Management System for the fourth largest school district in the country.

Dr. Cash earned a doctor of education degree in cultural diversity and curriculum reform from the University of Massachusetts, an M.A. in administration and policy analysis from Stanford University, and a B.A. in political science from Princeton University. Dr. Cash points to the importance of releasing the potential in each child, and encourages administrators to set their own high goals and standards for student achievement, be caring, and use data as a powerful tool in intervention and guidance.

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Undergraduate Student Ceremony

Gail HunterSpeaker:

Gail Hunter
Vice President, Public Affairs, Community Relations and Event Management, Golden State Warriors

Gail Hunter is in her fifth season as vice president of public affairs, community relations and event management for the Golden State Warriors. In this multifaceted role, Hunter leads the organization’s community affairs efforts in the Bay Area as well as the Warriors’ engagement efforts in San Francisco with regards to the planning and construction of Chase Center, the proposed privately financed sports and entertainment center in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.  Hunter also serves as the organization’s liaison with the groups that collectively operate Oracle Arena, including the Joint Powers Authority, AEG and Levy Restaurants.  Additionally, she leads the Warriors Events department and serves on the board of the Warriors Community Foundation.

Hunter joined the Warriors in September of 2012 after thirteen years at the National Basketball Association, the last ten of which she served as the league’s Senior Vice President, Events and Attractions.  In that role she managed the NBA’s and WNBA’s domestic and international grassroots marketing programs, including NBA All-Star, NBA All-Star Jam Session, NBA Jam Van, NBA Summer League and NBA Nation.  Hunter’s duties with these events included the conceptualization of overall event themes, designs and elements, while also overseeing production, operations, sponsorship management, execution, public relations, marketing and advertising.  Additionally, she served as the NBA All-Star liaison with the host team, city and governmental entities, and community organizations.

Prior to joining the NBA, Hunter served as the Director of Corporate Marketing for the Seattle Mariners, where she was in charge of corporate sponsorship sales, corporate development, marketing, and ballpark planning for Safeco Field.  Before joining the Mariners, she spent seven years as Director of Promotional Events for Major League Baseball, where she developed and managed baseball’s premier All-Star event, All-Star Fan Fest.

Hunter earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and Business Administration from the Fredonia campus of the State University of New York and earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina.  A member of the Washington State Bar, she practiced with the firm of Schweppe, Krug and Tausend in Seattle before beginning her sports business career as the Assistant Director of Championships for the NCAA.

Among her many awards and accomplishments, Hunter was inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame in March of 2016, being honored for her outstanding commitment and service to local communities and youth.  Additionally, the SportsBusiness Journal selected Hunter as a member of their 2014 class of “Game Changers: Women in Sports Business,” which recognizes women in the industry who have played key roles in their respective fields.  An active member of WISE (Women In Sports & Events) who serves as a mentor in the WISE Within mentorship program, she was named a 2012 WISE Women of the Year Award recipient. Hunter resides in Oakland with her wife Nadine and their two children Olivia and Bryant.

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The Registrar's Office is located at the Buffalo Campus, on the first floor of the Main Building (M133).

Office hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Call us at:
(716) 880-2365

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