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Black Graduation Ceremony

The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration that takes place at the end of every spring quarter to honor African and African American students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. The event recognizes their accomplishment and provides an opportunity for graduates to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. The ceremony reinforces the bonds of scholarship and extends the sense of community. The intimate ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation.


Participation Requirements:

  • Submit a Black Graduation Registration Form by Monday, April 27th, 2020 (be prepared to attach a senior photo when submitting the form)


  • Refundable fee of $20 by Monday, April 27th, 2020. (Submit cash, check, or money order to Black Resource Center (BRC). This payment will be returned to you following your participation in the ceremony. If you register to participate and do not show up, the payment will be processed as a donation to the BRC to offset the cost of your participation.


  • Completion of degree requirements before or by the end of Fall 2020


  • Mandatory attendance at the participant meeting/rehearsal (Monday, June 8th at 5pm at Mandeville Auditorium)



The 2020 Black Graduation Ceremony will be taking place on Friday, June 12th.

Please fill out the form below to register for the ceremony.