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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.

2024 Ceremony

The 2024 Black Graduation Ceremony will take place on Friday June 14, 2024 at 4pm at the LionTree Arena on campus. Black Graduation occurs prior to UC San Diego commencement ceremonies.  


  • You must be a registered undergraduate or graduate/professional student
  • You must complete your degree requirements by the end of Fall 2024 to participate in the 2024 Ceremony.
  • You must fill out the registration form no later than May 10, 2024 for Black Grad 2024.
  • Registered graduates must attend a Black Graduation Rehearsal meeting (time and date to be determined).

Black Grad Parking

  • Black Grad guests are instructed to enter the campus via Campus Point Drive to Voigt Dr.
  • Event signage will be placed from Genesee Ave. and Campus Point Dr. directing Black Grad guests to the Hopkins Structure.
  • Disabled cart service will be available from the Super Computer driveway to the elevator leading to the Lion Tree Arena.


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


2024 Black Graduation Ceremony Recording

2024 Black Graduation Program


2023 Black Graduation Ceremony Recording

2023 Black Graduation Program