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May 6, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Student Activity
Location: General Lectures 100 & 150 | Map
5045 Anthony Wayne
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: NONE
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The purpose of the African American Graduation Celebration is to provide an African-centered ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of the graduates, and the support received from family and friends. The African American Graduation Celebration provides a forum where excellence among students can be celebrated and achievements acknowledged.  It is not an alternative graduation, but rather a celebration of success. We strongly encourage your participation in the University Commencement to be held May 9 and 10, 2017 at The Fox Theatre- please visit www.commencement.wayne.edu for more information.

Bridging the past with our present, the African American Graduation Celebration serves as a cultural rite of passage that recognizes and affirms all graduating students who have completed a rigorous course of study at WSU.  The African American Graduation Celebration is an African-centered ceremony that honors undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who have successfully completed their studies at Wayne State University.

Theme: “A Cultural Celebration of Academic Achievement” 

It is FREE to participate in the 2017 African American Graduation Celebration on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm-8:00 pm in the General Lectures Building Room 100 and 150.

The Strolling Reception: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Graduation Celebration: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

**Keep in mind there is NO COST to participate in the Celebration**(However if you would like to purchase a Kente Sash/Souvenir Ad Booklet cost is $35.

Additional Souvenir Ad Booklets are $10 each.  

Costs of Ads: Whole Page Ad - $100.00/Half Page Ad - $50.00/Quarter Page Ad - $35.00/Eighth Page Ad - $25.00 and Patron Name - $5.00.  ALL MONIES ARE DUE BY MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017.)



For more information and questions about WSU 2017 African American Graduation Celebration, please contact:

Maxine G. Hudgins, Coordinator at 313-577-5052 and/or ab2684@wayne.edu


Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE), Office of Federal TRIO, The Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Black Student Union (BSU), Department of African American Studies and the Organization of Black Alumni (OBA)

For more information about this event, please contact Maxine G. Hudgins at 313-577-5052 or ab2684@wayne.edu.