MSU Denver

What is the Black, African & African American Graduation?

The Black, African & African American Graduation Celebration is an annual tradition sponsored by msu denver’s african american affairs council. In addition the council will be collaborating with the community college of denver and university colorado at denver to honor their graduates as well.

We encourage our graduates to reflect on their experiences at msu denver by realizing that they have the skills, knowledge, resources, and strength to be successful with their new endeavors.  the program will consist of a welcome by senior level administrators and faculty, followed by dinner, and a keynote speech. Our graduates will be presented with a kente cloth stole which symbolizes very special occasions within african culture. Graduates are encouraged to where their kente stoles during the college’s graduation ceremony. Then the graduates will then have an opportunity to share with the group any thoughts or emotions regarding this very special time in their lives. Last the graduates will be charged by the director of alumni as official graduates of the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Spring 2022 Black, African & African American Graduation

The African American Affairs Council will host a graduation ceremony and dinner on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Tivoli Turnhalle.  The theme for the ceremony, “WAWA ABA”, is West African and represents strength, toughness, and inspires an individual to persevere through hardship. At the ceremony, the AAAC will present graduates with a West African Kente Stole for you to display with their cap and gown at Commencement.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Donelyn Jones at [email protected]