Family members gather for photos at the 2019 December Recognition Ceremony.

St. Bonaventure University

December Recognition Ceremony


St. Bonaventure University celebrates graduate and undergraduate students who complete their degree requirements in the fall semester at its annual December Recognition Ceremony.

The 2020-2021 academic year's December Recognition Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

The December Recognition Ceremony is an opportunity for the university president, provost, members of the Board of Trustees, faculty members and others to formally acknowledge each student's accomplishments. A student and faculty member are chosen to address the degree candidates, their family members, friends, professors and others in attendance.

A light reception is held immediately following the ceremony.

Graduates are not required to wear caps and gowns for this ceremony. We adhere to a semi-formal dress code, with suits and ties for men and appropriate attire for women.