Join us as we celebrate the academic achievements of our Hilbert graduates, ushering in a new chapter of their lives.
Images of graduates crossing the stage will be available through GradImages. Be on the lookout for information from them via email and social media.
Watch our graduating class walk across the stage and receive their diplomas in celebration of their hard-earned academic achievements.
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Pre-order graduation gifts for your special graduate before May 19th or purchase the day of. A table of representatives will be on hand on the big day to sell graduation bouquets and teddy bears.
The Most Reverend Michael W. Fisher, Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, will lead our Baccalaureate Mass and be our commencement speaker on May 19, 2023.
An American Sign Language Interpreter will be present for the ceremony. Accessibility seating will be available for guests or graduating students in wheelchairs or with other accessible needs. A companion seat will also be made available, upon request. Please contact Krisi Kopp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 926-8778 to reserve seating in this area.
Graduating students attending Mass should arrive by 10:30 am. Students should wear their black commencement gown. They should not wear their hoods or caps to Mass. At the conclusion of Mass, graduating students will report to Bogel Hall with all their required regalia (gown, hood, and cap).
Guests & Support Systems
Invited guests may head directly to Swan Auditorium to be seated.
At the conclusion of Mass, graduating students will report to Bogel Hall with all their required regalia (gown, hood, and cap). They must arrive by 12:00 pm. Upon their arrival in Bogel Hall, graduating students will be directed to their respective robing/staging area.
Graduating students arriving after 12:00 PM may not participate in Commencement.
Invitations provided to graduating students will serve as tickets for admittance to the Commencement Ceremony in the Hafner Recreation Center. Invitations may be retrieved at the conclusion of commencement as a keepsake.
Doors will open for invited guests at 12:15 pm for the Commencement Ceremony. To maximize the number of invited guests per graduate, the majority of guest seating will be bleacher seating in the Hafner Recreation Center. The guest seating area will be open/general seating, except for accessibility seating reserved in advance.
Invitations provided to graduating students will serve as tickets for admittance to the Commencement Ceremony in the Hafner Recreation Center. Each invited guest must provide a ticket in exchange for admission into the Commencement Ceremony. Please note all children, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter.
If needed, seating for up to two additional guests of graduating students will be available in Swan Auditorium to view the live stream of the Commencement Ceremony.
Tickets will be collected by Hilbert staff members upon entry. At the conclusion of the ceremony, collected invitations will be available for graduates and guests to take as mementos.
The President’s Reception for graduates, family, and friends will immediately follow the Commencement Ceremony.
Hilbert College is located approximately 10 miles south of Buffalo on South Park Avenue (NY Route 62) in Hamburg, N.Y. The most convenient way to reach South Park Avenue and the campus is via the New York State Thruway.
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At Hilbert, our parking lots are wide-spread, easily accessible, free, and more importantly, available. Parking for events take place in Lot G.
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