2014 Commencement at Kleinhans Music Hall

Enrollment (Fall 2012)

  • Total full-time enrollment: 2307
  • Total part time enrollment: 280
  • Total full time undergraduate: 1618
  • Total part time undergraduate: 185
  • Total full time graduate: 689
  • Total part time graduate: 95
  • Resident students: 371
  • Average class size: 17
  • Student to faculty ratio: 14:1

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18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 880-2000
(800) 292-1582

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1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-0030
(866) 212-2235

Dr Jurasek greets a student

Medaille's 2014 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 16 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, New York 14201. The Graduate Student Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. and the Undergraduate Student Ceremony will be at 7 p.m. 

For answers to the most frequently asked commencement questions, see the Commencement FAQs.

2014 Commencement Ceremony Speakers

Graduate Ceremony: Rocco Termini, President Signature Development, Member of Medaille College Board of Trustees since 2010
Rocco Termini is a real estate residential developer and managing member of the Buffalo-based development group, Signature Development of Buffalo, LLC. The company engages in the development of luxury and urban apartments in New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Canisius College.

Signature Development has been responsible for the development of six mixed-use buildings in downtown Buffalo, the most recent of which is the newly renovated Hotel @ Lafayette. He serves as a guest lecturer at both the University at Buffalo and Medaille College and serves on the board of directors of many local nonprofit organizations, including Buffalo Downtown Development, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Buffalo Place.

Undergraduate Ceremony: Darius G. Pridgen '07, Senior Pastor True Bethel Baptist/Council President Ellicott District Common Council, Member of Medaille College Board of Trustees since 2011
Darius Pridgen is the Senior Pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church and Council President Ellicott District Common Council.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State College and obtained his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College in 2007.

Pridgen received the First Student Veterans Alumni Award from the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs at Medaille College and has received countless awards and appointments such as the 36th Annual Black Achievers Award, New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice and the “Do Something for Others Award”, an award that exemplifies the teachings and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Ordering Tickets

Beginning March 1, students can confirm attendance, order tickets, and read important information by accessing the Online Commencement Packet.

Academic Regalia (cap, gown, & hood)

All graduates participating in the commencement ceremonies are required to have the proper academic regalia (cap, gown & hood).


Students may now purchase their regalia online through the Campus Store, Buffalo Campus by following this link:


Once at the site above, students should search "Medaille College" and a series of drop down boxes will appear to place their order.


Online ordering will only be available until Monday March 17, 2014.  Students who need to place an order after March 17th must stop into the Campus Store, Buffalo Campus or contact the Store directly at 716-880-2132.

Pick Up

Buffalo Campus

Regalia will be available for pick up at the Campus Store, Buffalo Campus beginning April 28th and ending Thursday May 2nd. Store hours: Monday through Thursday (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and Friday (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Amherst and Rochester Campuses Regalia will be available for pick up in Student Sevices beginning May 1st.
At Kleinhans Regalia can also be picked up at Kleinhans Music Hall in the lower level on the day of the ceremonies, May 16th.

The link and instructions for ordering your regalia can also be found in the online commencement packet.

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