2021 Black Graduation- Graduation Reflection Moment
Where: Texas Union Ballroom
When: 12-4 p.m., Thursday, May 20
About Black Graduation
Black Graduation is an annual program that gives graduates the chance to commemorate and cherish all the accomplishments, memories and challenges throughout their college years. This year’s event will include a graduate reflection moment with an opportunity for students to walk the stage and share a celebratory moment with two guests. Black Graduation is a celebration of Blackness hosted by various members of the UT Black community including students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Hey Black graduates! We hope that you are doing well and taking care of yourselves during these unprecedented and uncertain times! The Black Graduation Planning Committee is working hard to make sure we continue the 25-year legacy of celebrating UT’s Black Graduates. Last year we were unable to celebrate in person due to COVID-19, but this year we will be back in action with a hybrid celebration including both an in-person and virtual celebration.
Black Graduation Bundle & In-person Participation
The first 250 students to register by April 30th will receive a bundle at no cost, which includes a 2021 graduation stole, small tumbler, Black Longhorn lapel pin, and a Black Ex-Students of Texas t-shirt. For those who opt to participate virtually, your Black Graduation Bundle will be mailed to you at no additional cost so that you can still take part in the celebration at home. Click here to register for your Black Graduation bundle.
Note: You have the option to CHOOSE whether you would like to participate in person or virtually on the registration form. Please take time to consider how you would like to participate as we can only accommodate a certain number of students in abidance with University rules and restrictions regarding gatherings on campus. Please be patient with us as we continue to gather necessary information from university officials.
Virtual Package Open Day
Graduates who choose to participate virtually can still take part in the celebration! On Thursday, May 20th, we want you to open your Black Graduation Bundles, take a photo with the gifts inside and post your photos to social using #UTBlackGrad21
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Give Back to Black
Please consider making a donation to Afrikan American Affairs for their various programs that benefit the Black community including: New Black Student Weekend, From Us For Us Scholarship & BBQ, and Black Graduation. All proceeds will go towards Afrikan American programming. Pledges can be made for future donations or you can make a one-time gift now at our giving page. Please place the program that you are contributing to in the notes section.
Afrikan American Affairs is an agency within the Multicultural Engagement Center. We strive to provide support, enrichment services, and leadership development to Black students on campus, those in the greater Black community as well as anyone interested in Black culture.
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