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Commencement will be held on Friday May 20, 2016

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

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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, 2016) could result in a delay of diploma and/or graduation conferral date.  For detailed instructions, click here.

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.  For detailed instructions, click here.


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.

Commencement Documents and Information

Need more information about graduation?

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

Graduate Student Ceremony

1:00 p.m.


Kathleen C. Hochul portraitKathleen C. Hochul
Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York

Kathleen C. Hochul was inaugurated as the 77th Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York on January 1, 2015. Hochul was elected with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on November 4, 2014.

Prior to her election, the Lieutenant Governor served as a Group Vice President for Strategic Relationships at M&T Bank, serving as liaison for community matters and significant economic development projects.

From 2011 to 2013, then Congresswoman Kathy Hochul served in the House of Representatives from New York’s 26th Congressional District.Prior to her time in Congress, Hochul was the highest-ranking female elected official in Erie County while serving as County Clerk from 2007 to 2011.The Lieutenant Governor also served 14 years as a Hamburg Town Councilmember.

The Lieutenant Governor holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a JD from Catholic University in Washington, DC. At the start of her legal career, she worked at a large firm in Washington and later as in-house counsel to a major corporation engaged in homeland security. Hochul then gave up private practice for public service. She was asked to serve as a legal counsel and legislative assistant to Congressman John LaFalce (D-NY) and later to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

In 2006, the Lieutenant Governor joined her mother and aunt in establishing the Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for victims of domestic violence, and served on its Board of Directors. She co-founded the Village Action Coalition to help local businesses survive competition from big box stores.

Hochul has been married to her husband, Bill, since 1984, and is the mother of Will and Katie.

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Undergraduate Student Ceremony

7:00 p.m.


Tearai Trent, Ph.D. portraitTererai Trent, Ph.D.
Founder/President Tererai Trent International

Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, mentor, and the founder of Tererai Trent International.

As a young girl growing up in rural Zimbabwe, Tererai’s dream was to go to America for higher education,but cultural practices and a war that liberated her country charted the course of her life. Without an opportunity to go to school, she was undeterred and determinedly taught herself to read and write from her brother’s schoolbooks. Despite being married young and having three children by the time she was eighteen, she never lost sight of her dreams for an education.

Dr. Trent could not have imagined that her steadfast determination, hard work and belief in her dreams would eventually earn her multiple degrees from American Universities,and a prominent global platform with world leaders and international businesses and audiences where she advocates for universal access to quality education. Dr. Trent's new picture book, The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can is based on her story of perseverance.

Currently an adjunct professor in Monitoring & Evaluation in Global Health at Drexel University, School of Public Health, Dr. Trent is a senior consultant with more than 18 years of international experience in program and policy evaluation, and has worked on five continents for major humanitarian organizations. With the firm belief that education is the pathway out of poverty, and a desire to give back to her community, Dr. Trent founded Tererai Trent International with the mission to provide universal access to quality education while also empowering rural communities in Zimbabwe. Leading the global charge in the fight for quality education for all children and women’s rights, Dr. Trent has become a symbol of hope for everyone, and living proof that anything is possible. Her favorite motto is “Tinogona,” meaning, “It is achievable!”


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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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Transfer Equivalency List
Transfer Policy
Articulation Agreements