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Karamu Ya Wahitimu/

Celebración de los Graduados

This pre-commencement celebration and final Rites of Passage is graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African American, Native American, Latinx,Hispanic and Multiracial undergraduate and graduate students. A senior speaker will provide remarks before students are recognized and bestowed with a cultural cloth by a faculty member in their respective college.

Celebration Date and Time

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in the Memorial Athletic Convention Center (MACC) at the Kent campus.

How to Participate

Students must register to participate. Registration is now open and closes on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Please note: If you do not register or participate in the ceremony, you will not able to receive a cultural stole.


Eligibility Requirements

African American, Latinx American, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial students graduating in spring and summer 2018.

Information and Questions

If you have any questions, please call the Student Multicultural Center at, (330) 672-3560 or email us at, STUDENT_MULTICULTURAL_CENTER@kent.edu.