Graduation Celebration

The purpose of the Black Graduation Celebration is to provide a 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 Grand Valley State University after seeing the success of their peers. 

Over the years, Black Graduation Celebration 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

2020 Graduation Celebration Registration

2020 Black Graduation Celebration

Due to COVID-19, The 2020 Black Graduation Ceremony will be a virtual experience.  Please use the form below to register in order to receive your stole by mail.