Karamu Ya Wahitimu Celebration for Spring and Summer 2015 Graduates | Kent State University

Karamu Ya Wahitimu Celebration for Spring and Summer 2015 Graduates

Registration Deadline

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

MANADATORY Rehearsal

Monday, April 21st, 4-6 p.m., Student Multicultural Center

Register to Participate

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.