Black Graduation

Sunday, May 5 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Olscamp Hall, Olscamp 101
Olscamp Hall, Bowling Green, OH 43403

Black graduation to be held this year on May 5th in Olscamp 101 starting at 5 pm, gives parents, students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to celebrate the success of our students. Graduates participating in the ceremony have persisted against the many obstacles confronting them in their journey towards their degrees. In conjunction with the traditional commencement, it is meant to celebrate the long tradition of cultural awareness at BGSU. Black Graduation is student ran with the guidance of Multicultural Affairs staff. Over the past 15 years, this event has grown in attendance to more than 600 family, friends, faculty, staff and alumni. An integral part of the ceremony includes a family member joining their graduate on stage to place a Kente Cloth around their shoulders when their name and degree are called. 


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Sierra Greer

Sierra Greer left a positive review 5/5/2019

Black graduation was wonderful! I enjoyed the performances and speakers as well as the refreshments that followed. It was organized (for the most part) and entertaining for all who attended. I would suggest more seating next time though!

Paige Douglas

Paige Douglas left a positive review 5/5/2019

It was awesome !

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