Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center invites you to join us and our campus partners to celebrate the Class of 2024.  These graduation celebration events recognize the success of students and their families, as well as celebrate their multi-identity and multicultural heritage. 

Undocu Graduation

Friday May 24, 2024 at 5:00pm
Kelly ECC Unity Suite

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, The Purple Group and Leadership Without Partners along with its partners is proud to announce the Annual Undocu Graduation Ceremony.  The event  honors the accomplishments and resiliency of Undocu graduating students.

Visit our Undocu Graduation Celebration site
For more information, please contact:

Filipino Graduation

Saturday June 1, 2024 at 4:00pm
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House

The Filipino Graduation Celebration is an opportunity for graduates to celebrate their accomplishments amongst friends and family while highlighting the Filipino culture that’s a part of their lives.  Participating graduates receive a cultural stole and are celebrated in an intimate event prior to commencement.

For more information, please contact Cicero Delfin:

Latine Graduation

The 23rd Annual Latine Graduation Celebration honors the accomplishments of Chicanx and Latinx graduating students in the spirit and traditions of Latine culture. Students can participate in a digital yearbook and sign up for a Graduation Ceremony. The graduation celebration will be held at the Meany Hall on Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 7:30pm – 10:00pm.

Contact: Magdalena Fonseca

Lavender Graduation

Tuesday June 4, 2024 at 5:30PM
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House

The University of Washington Q Center has held a Lavender Graduation ceremony since 2002. This year, our 21st celebration, will be a return to in-person programming since the onset of the COVID19 pandemic in 2020. If you would like to learn more about the queer history of Lavender Graduations, please visit this Human Rights Campaign webpage

For more information, please contact

Pasifik Graduation

Wednesday June 5, 2024 at 5:00pm
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House

This year marks the 20th Annual Pasifik Graduation Celebration! We are excited to recognize the accomplishments of our Pacific Islander graduates with their family, friends, and community.


For more information, please contact Carolyn Graham:

Black Graduation

Sunday June 2, 2024 at 7:00pm
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

The celebration will be held Sunday, June 2nd at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Ed, 7-9:30pm. Doors open at 6:15PM.  The Black Graduation and Kente Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Washington. The ceremony is representative of African and African American culture, embraces the value of community and scholarship, and culminates with a Kente stole presentation. This is a celebration for graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and provided an opportunity 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.

Contact: Black Grad Committee

Native Graduation

šǝqǝd tiiɫ slǝʔibǝš (Honor the Journey) is a celebration for our American Indian and Alaska Native families to gather and honor UW graduates. We are excited to celebrate the graduating class of 2024 and their accomplishments here at UW while expressing our deepest gratitude. This year, Native Graduation will be on Friday June 7, 2024 at 6 PM. All graduates will be offered a program and gift, and have an opportunity to address the attendees during the ceremony.

Contact: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House