Education is a part of the strong heritage that was assiduously fought for many years. This tradition of perseverance and resolve has enabled many students to have the opportunity and privilege to not only attend but also graduate from an institution of higher education. The Cultural Center Graduation Celebration is an opportunity for the university to acknowledge the achievements of underrepresented students and for the graduates to also thank their families, friends, faculty, and mentors for their support.
- Acknowledge the success of underrepresented students at the University of Louisville
- Motivate and encourage current and future underrepresented to reach degree attainment at the Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral level
- Pay homage to the past of underrepresented and celebrate the graduation of current students.
University of Louisville Cultural Center presents the
2014 Graduation Celebration
“Our Journey: Many Cultures, One Celebration”
The Graduation Celebration is an annual event where the purpose is to pay homage to the past, while celebrating the future and endless possibilities of all graduating underrepresented students at the University of Louisville. This year's celebration will feature an alumni keynote speaker, a graduating student speaker, music that will reflect the occasion, and individual recognition. Attire for graduates will be cap & gown. Assistance will be provided to Summer and December graduates to secure cap and gowns. This event is open to the public. Graduates are welcome to invite friends and family to the event.
This year's event will include:
·Special message from guests including the Vice Provost for Diversity & International Affairs Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer, and representatives from the University of Louisville Alumni Association
·Kente Cloth distribution (Graduates are not required to wear Kente cloth during event)
The Kente cloth is a cloth that is typically worn at graduation on top of your gown to symbolize your journey to graduation. (Picture below features 2013 graduates with Kente cloth worn on top of gown)
·Dessert reception to follow event
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL 2014 GRADUATES (MAY, SUMMER & DECEMBER) INCLUDING CANDIDATES SEEKING UNDERGRADUATE,GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL DEGREES.
DEADLINE TO RSVP IS SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014.
PLEASE NOTE: WALK IN REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE BUT KENTE CLOTHS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.
Persons visiting UofL, attending University-sponsored workshops or seminars, attending special events held at the University and athletic events held on campus must display a temporary parking permit in their vehicles. Printable temporary permits can be obtained by clicking on the below link and creating a Guest account. Evening rate (Floyd Street Garage only) beginning at 4:00 pm until 6:00 am: $4.00
University of Louisville Cultural Center
120 E Brandeis
THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PROGRAMMING FUND THE WOODFORD R. PORTER SCHOLARS.