Graduation Celebration

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.

Photos from the 2018 Celebration

Photos from the 2017 Celebration

Photos from the 2016 Celebration

2019 Graduation Celebration Registration

2019 Black Graduation Celebration

The 2019 Black Graduation Ceremony is being held at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.  The ceremony begins promptly at 2pm.

 Each year we request that graduates wear ALL BLACK attire.  This uniform look allows the African stoles to pop and enhance our presentation.

 For your convenience please consider the GRCC parking ramp at 140 Bostwick Ave. NE (entrance on Ransom Ave. or Fountain St.)