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

2022 Graduation Celebration Registration

2022 Black Graduation Celebration

The 2022 Black Graduation Ceremony will be back in person this year!!! The ceremony will take place on April 29th from 1-3pm. We are looking forward to seeing all of you there!

Graduation Kente Stole Requests

The graduation symbol for this year is the Umoja sign for Unity.

Graduation stole requests for December 10, 2022. All requests must be made by December 1, 2022. No exceptions!


Page last modified November 8, 2022