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

2023 Black Graduation Celebration

The 2023 Black Graduation Ceremony will be back in person this year!!! The ceremony will take place on April 28th from 1-3pm. We are looking forward to seeing all of you there!

Location: Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 

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Click here for a copy of the program 2023 Black Graduation Celebration

Page last modified April 27, 2023