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The purpose of our African American Graduate Recognition Ceremony is to celebrate the successful matriculation of our African American students. This event is open to all African American students who have registered for graduation through the Office of the Registrar and who will complete Associate, Bachelor, or Master Degrees.

We invite all APSU Alumni, families of the graduates, as well as the campus community to attend the ceremony.

During the ceremony we provide Kente stoles for each graduate who participates in the program, a formal induction into the Alumni Association, as well as a reception for the graduates and their families.

This ceremony is held each fall and spring semesters the day before the University’s official Commencement.  This year, the ceremony will be held on May 4, 2017.


*Note students who are scheduled to graduate in the summer, may participate in the spring ceremony if they have 9 hours or less to complete their degree. This is also by the approval of the Director.