Many universities across the nation this month and next will host graduation ceremonies dedicated to their black student populations.
The voluntary celebrations are held in addition to regular, mainstream commencements put on for all students. These special events aim to highlight and fete African-American students’ accomplishments.
- Standford Student Groups – There’s even a “Black Graduation” ceremony:
- MSU of Denver: African & African American Graduation Celebration
- University of Washington: University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty and staff. Black Graduation ceremony
- UC San Diego: Student organizations – Black Graduation ceremony
- CAL State Northridge: – Black graduation ceremony “This annual event gives African-American parents, students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to celebrate the success of our students.”
- Univ. of California, Riverside black graduation
- California State University, Los Angeles – black graduation ceremony
- San Francisco State University – black graduation ceremony