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Black Graduation Ceremony

The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students; who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. The Ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, embraces the value of community and scholarship, and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation. This is a Celebration for Graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and provided an opportunity to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting, and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication.

Participation in the UT Arlington Black Graduation Ceremony is open to all UTA undergraduate and graduate students who have earned their degree between fall '16, winter '16, spring '17. or will earn their degree summer '17.

Graduates must purchase their ticket by March 31, 2017 at to be listed in the program. 

Family members can attend for free but must register their vehicles through the link below. 

Event Parking:

Please enter your vehicle information via the registration link below. This will give your vehicle access to park in student lots 30 & 34, and faculty lot F8  only which are located at W. Nedderman Dr. & Greek Row.  Please see the University Map and enlarge to view parking lot locations You may park in any space that is not marked as reserved, service vehicle, blocked by cones, or an ADA space without the proper permit. This permit is valid only on April 22nd from 2-6pm. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact or (817) 272 – 3907.

Click here to register your vehicle


This event is sponsored by the African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA).

If you have any questions or are in need of an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Demarice Bowling at 817-272-3364 or

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Lone Star Auditorium, MAC, Lone Star Auditorium
500 W. Nedderman, Arlington, Tx

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Campus & Community, Academic Calendar


Alumni, Local Community, Faculty & Staff, Students, Undergraduates



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