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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.

2022 Ceremony

The 2022 Black Graduation Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 10, 2022 during the evening.  This page will be updated with the time and location at a later date.  There is no cost to participate in the ceremony.


Our plan is to be able to host an in-person ceremony in accordance with the most up to date guidelines for event planning on campus. This page will be updated as more information is made available.


  • You must be a registered undergraduate or graduate/professional student
  • You must complete your degree requirements by the end of Fall 2022
  • You must fill out the registration form by no later than Friday, April 8, 2022.
  • Registered graduates must attend a Black Graduation Rehearsal meeting (time and date to be determined).


Registration for the 2022 Black Graduation Ceremony is open now.  Register today!

The priority deadline for registration is Friday, April 8, 2022.

Text Alerts and Reminders

Interested in staying updated with everything related to the 2022 Black Graduation Ceremony? 

Text BG2022 to (866)985-2208 to receive periodic test reminders about the ceremony related to registration deadlines and events and programs related to our graduating students. (Standard messaging & data rates may apply).


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Black Graduation Series

The Black Resource Center will be planning specific programming for our graduating students (both undergraduate and graduate) that will help YOU prepare for your next steps!

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Student at podium with cap and gown