The Black Graduation Ceremony is a non-denominational and pre-commencement celebration that honors African and African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Washington. The event recognizes their accomplishment and provides an opportunity for graduates to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting, and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication. The Ceremony reinforces the bonds of scholarship and extends the sense of community. The intimate Ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation which allows significant people to bestow a kente cloth around the shoulders of the graduate as a sign of honor and accomplishment.
No, tickets will not be required for this event. Graduates will need to check-in at the registration booth.
Kente Stole Presenters will need to check-in at the Kente stole presenter check-in booth.
Cap and Gown Required?
regalia is strongly
For Further Information Contact
Black Graduation Planning Committee