Applying for Graduation

We are currently accepting graduation applications for the Fall 2022 semester. To apply, please follow the steps below.

1. Meet with your Advisor

Student Advisement
Before you apply for graduation, you must meet with your advisor / department and review your Degree Audit to ensure you meet all graduation requirements.

2. Complete your Graduation Application in Workday

  1. Log in to Workday and search for 'Apply for Program Completion.'
  2. Submit the required information.
  3. Complete required Workday inbox questionnaires to submit your application


3. Commencement 2023

Commencement 2023 will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - Time TBA.

Buffalo State Sports Arena
1300 Elmwood Avenue
*Enter from Grant Street*
Buffalo, NY 14222

As a Fall 2022 graduate, we encourage you to walk during the Spring 2023 Commencement to celebrate your accomplishments with your family, friends, and faculty. More information on Commencement 2023 will be published shortly. 

4. Contact Career Services

Career Services
The Career Services department is available to assist you with writing a resume, cover letter and with your job search process. We encourage all graduates to create an account with Handshake to view job openings and upcoming career events.

5. Transferring to a 4-year College or University?

transfer info
Counselors are available to speak with students regarding their transfer plans. Ask about our Transfer Fairs and our Counselor in Residence Days, where you can meet one-on-one with a four-year college representative on campus.

Please note that upon completion of your program you will not be eligible for additional Financial Aid unless you are accepted to a new degree/certificate program. In addition, your student account will remain active for one year following the last day of the semester that you attended. After that time, your account is made inactive and you will no longer have access to your email, OneDrive, Workday, or MyECC.