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2022 Black Graduation Ceremony Recording

Black Graduation

At the end of every academic year, the Black Resource Center partners with the Black Student Union to host our annual Black Graduation Ceremony.  The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor Black students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate/professional 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 and belonging.  The intimate ceremony is representative of African and African-American culture and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation.

2023 Ceremony

The 2023 Black Graduation Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 16, 2023.  More details will be shared at a later date.


  • You must be a registered undergraduate or graduate/professional student
  • You must complete your degree requirements by the end of Fall 2023 to participate in the 2023 Ceremony.
  • You must fill out the registration form by no later than deadline (TBD for Black Grad 2023)
  • Registered graduates must attend a Black Graduation Rehearsal meeting (time and date to be determined).


Registeration has not opened yet for the 2023 ceremony. 


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