Black Graduation Ceremony

Black Graduation

18th Annual Black Graduation Ceremony

Date: June 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: University Presbyterian Church
Address: 4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Note: This event is non-denominational
Parking: Available on site. More information here.
Note: You can park on the UW Campus and walk to the church. The most convenient lot is located at NE 45th St and Memorial Way by the Burke Museum. There is a cost associated for parking.

Please register here

The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Washington. The event recognizes their accomplishment and provides an opportunity for graduates to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting, and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication. 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.

The 18th Annual Black Graduation Ceremony is open to all 2014 graduates regardless of race who support, advocate for and appreciate the guiding principles of the event. In order to participate, students must register by May 5th, 2014. Only students who have registered by this date are guaranteed to be listed in the program, receive a recognition gift, and complimentary guest tickets.

*Due to budget constraints and a minimal number of on-campus venues to accommodate our graduates, their families and the campus community, churches within the surrounding area have been our best alternative option. The Black Graduation Committee is currently considering other viable options to return this celebration to the UW Seattle campus.


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