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Karamu Ya Wahitimu

Karamu 2012 - Dr. Dorsey embraces Ben Moten
Karamu 2012 - Dr. Dorsey embraces Ben Moten
Karamu 2012 - Students Marvin and Dorothy
Karamu 2012 - Students Marvin and Dorothy
From Left to Right: Dr. M. Temu, Dr. Marlene Dorsey, Mr. David Garcia, Dr. Joseph Ortiz
From Left to Right: Dr. M. Temu, Dr. Marlene Dorsey, Mr. David Garcia, Dr. Joseph Ortiz

Spring & Summer 2014 Graduates

Click Here to register to participate in this year's Karamu Ya Wahitimu celebration for Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 Graduates to be held Friday, May 2nd, 6:00-8:00 pm in the KIVA

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

MANADATORY Rehearsal:  Monday, April 28th, 4:00-6:00 pm, Student Multicultural Center

 


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.