Commencement Speakers

Niagara University will hold three commencement events during commencement week — one for graduate and two for undergraduates — as well as a special Liturgy and ROTC commissioning, all of which will take place on the upper level of the Gallagher Center.

Tickets are required for admission to the commencement ceremonies. 

Please note: Tickets are not required for the Liturgy and ROTC commissioning.

Graduate Commencement

  • Jahana Hayes

    2016 National Teacher of the Year

Undergraduate Commencement - Colleges of Business, Education and Hospitality/Tourism

  • William Polian (Speaker)

    Pro Football Hall of Famer; ESPN Personality; Former Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts General Manager

  • Michael Tobin

    Fox News Channel International Correspondent

Undergraduate Commencement - College of Arts and Sciences

  • Very Rev. Michael Carroll, C.M.

    Former Provincial Superior of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission; Vice Chair of Niagara University's Board of Trustees

  • Ronald Chernow (Speaker)

    Acclaimed Biographer; Author of Alexander Hamilton