Please use this form to request a Kente Stole for the GVSU December 2017 Commencement Ceremony. All submissions must be completed by December 5th at 5pm.
The purpose of the Black Graduation celebration is to provide a graduation celebration that is representative of Black/African American and African tradition, heritage, culture, and legacy. We want to encourage students to set their sights on the completion of their chosen majors, and as a recruitment tool to motivate others to pursue advanced degrees at GVSU after seeing the success of their peers.
Over the years, Black graduation recognition ceremonies have become an essential expression of a rite of passage at many colleges and universities throughout the nation and it is our hope that celebration will serve as a tool to encourage academic excellence and community responsibility. We encourage all Winter, Summer, and Fall 2017 Black graduates to participate. Everyone is invited to attend!
Registration for 2017 Black student participants is open - STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM
Registration for faculty/staff volunteers is open - FACULTY AND STAFF REGISTRATION FORM
Registration for alumni and community members is open ALUMNI AND COMMUNITY REGISTRATION FORM
Black Graduation Celebration 2016 Video