Karamu Ya Wahitimu
Spring & Summer 2013 Graduates
Click Here to register to participate in this year's Karamu Ya Wahitimu celebration for Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 Graduates to be held Friday, April 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm in the KIVA
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 17th
MANADATORY Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 23rd, 4:00-5:30 pm
The Karamu Ya Wahitimu, Swahili for Celebration of the Graduates, is a pre-commencement celebration and final Rites of Passage graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African, African American, Native American and Latino/Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students.
Students are recognized in a culturally relevant format by a faculty member of color in their respective colleges, which includes the presentation of the Kente cloth and certificate. The program also includes a keynote speaker and reception.
The Karamu Ya Wahitimu is held twice a year, fall and spring semesters. Traditionally held the last Friday of the semester, the Karamu is co-sponsored by the Student Multicultural Center, Department of Pan-African Studies, and Research and Graduate Studies.