Commencement 2018

*The anticipated weather forecast for the morning of Saturday, May 12, is 48 degrees with rain. Please dress accordingly, as the building is not heated.

Due to the likelihood of rain, the back wall of Artpark’s Mainstage Theater will not be open for the 10 a.m. ceremony; however, the event will be streamed on televisions in Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.

We will make a determination in the early afternoon if the back wall will be open for the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

5:30 p.m. Police Academy Graduation Castellani Art Museum

Thursday, May 10, 2018

7:30 p.m. Graduate/Ph.D. Commencement Artpark

Friday, May 11, 2018

9 a.m. Nurse Pinning Ceremony Upper Level Gallagher Center
12 p.m. Arts & Sciences Day of Recognition Upper Level Gallagher Center
4 p.m. Commencement Liturgy Upper Level Gallagher Center
5-7 p.m. Senior Class Family Dinner Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons
7 p.m. ROTC Commissioning Upper Level Gallagher Center


Saturday, May 12, 2018

10 a.m.

Undergraduate Commencement Exercise for the Colleges Business Administration, Education, and Hospitality & Tourism Management

Students must arrive by 8:30 a.m. to Artpark. A shuttle will be available to and from campus. 

3 p.m.

Undergraduate Commencement Exercise for the College of Arts and Sciences 

Students must arrive by 1:30 p.m. to Artpark. A shuttle will be available to and from campus.


Artpark is located at 450 South 4th Street, Lewiston, NY 14092 

For the undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, 2018, a sign language interpreter, a large screen and accessible seating (on a limited basis) for those individuals using wheelchairs will be available at Artpark. To seek assistance in locating this seating, you may see one of the ushers located at the entrances the day of the ceremony. Please also note that wheelchairs will not be available onsite for use during the event.

Each student will receive a total of six tickets to allow family and friends to attend their commencement in assigned seats inside the auditorium. Tickets are required by all who plan to attend the ceremony. No one will be admitted without a ticket. However, weather permitting, the back of the auditorium will be open, with lawn seating available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no ticket required. Please watch the myNU website for notifications regarding lawn seating.   

Tickets will be distributed online. Please stay tuned to this website for details on dates and times.

Shuttle service will be available at each parking lot for your convenience.

Note: All commencement exercises will be streamed live  at and also on the large screen in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus. Tickets are not required for the on-campus screening.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

7 p.m. Ontario Commencement – BPS Toronto Centre for the Arts