Graduation Celebration

University of Louisville Cultural Center presents the
2015 Graduation Celebration

“Our Journey: Many Cultures, One Celebration”

 

 

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.

Goals:

  1. Acknowledge the success of underrepresented students at the University of Louisville
  2. Motivate and encourage current and future underrepresented to reach degree attainment at the Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral level
  3. Pay homage to the past of underrepresented and celebrate the graduation of current students.


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 take place on Friday, May 8 at 6pm in the School of Music School Comstock Hall and 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)

·Live entertainment

 

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL 2015 GRADUATES (MAY, SUMMER & DECEMBER) INCLUDING CANDIDATES SEEKING UNDERGRADUATE,GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL DEGREES.


DEADLINE TO RSVP IS SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015.
PLEASE NOTE: WALK IN REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE BUT KENTE CLOTHS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Parking Information:
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

https://louisville.t2hosted.com/cmn/auth.aspx

Contact: 
Leondra Gully 
University of Louisville Cultural Center
120 E Brandeis
502-852-0231

THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PROGRAMMING FUND THE WOODFORD R. PORTER SCHOLARS.

Event Pictures: 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.569537026402152.1073741825.184698928219299&type=3

 

REGISTER HERE:

https://uoflccgrad15.eventbrite.com

 

ADDITIONAL GRADUATION EVENTS TO CHECK OUT:

Thursday, May 7th
Drive by Decal
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Located at the University Club and Alumni Center roundabout
Hosted by the Alumni Association

 

Thursday, May 7th
Alumni Association and Diploma Frame and Class Ring Info Table
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Located at
commencement rehearsal for University-wide ceremony
Hosted by the Alumni Association

 

Thursday, May 8, 2015
Graduate Day at the Downs
11:30am

In celebration of your graduation from the University of Louisville, you are invited to attend a special day at Churchill Downs with the Alumni Association. Tickets are complimentary for students who graduated in December 2014 or May 2015 (and one guest per person). Additional tickets can be purchased for $5.

Tickets for Graduate Day at the Downs may be picked up at the Student Activities Office (SAC W310) on Tuesday, May 5, from noon - 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 6, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Reserve your tickets here.