African Heritage Graduation Ceremony
2020 African Heritage Graduation Ceremony Update:
Kean University’s Office of Africana Studies and Concerned Black Personnel, in the interest of public safety, due to the spread of the Corona Virus Pandemic have canceled the African Heritage Graduation Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020.
Students already registered and those who wanted to attend but had not yet registered are invited to participate in the 2021 ceremony by contacting us at email@example.com. Please provide your Full Name, Student ID#, Email, Major/Minor, Address and Phone number. This information will be used to contact you at a later date for the details of the ceremony and you will have the option to participate in the 2021 ceremony.
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 4 p.m. - Wilkins Theater
Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey
The 2020 African Heritage Graduation Ceremony includes undergraduates, graduates and doctorates from January and candidates who have filed for graduation in May and August. This ceremony is a cultural celebration which family, friends and the Kean community come together to honor students’ personal success and academic achievements in the spirit and traditions of our African culture.
Please arrive at Wilkins theater no later than 2:30 p.m. wearing your African Attire. Proceed to Room 143 for Graduate Check-in. You will be able to pick up your pre-purchased kente stole with one of our committee members. You will be given a graduate kit with documents to fill out prior to the ceremony. Graduates will take a photo (optional) and line-up for the processional according to their college; which will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. No guests will be allowed in the graduate room or line- up area.
Tickets will not be required for entry into the Ceremony. This ceremony is open to the Public and the Kean Community. However, online pre-registration of all participating graduates will be required. If you have not registered, please click the link below:
GRADUATE REGISTRATION WILL LAUNCH ON MONDAY 3/16/2020.
Friday, April 17th, by 12:00 am midnight
Deadline to submit an online registration to participate as a graduate in the 2020 African Heritage Graduation Ceremony. Registration will close at midnight, eastern time.
Friday, April 24th, by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to purchase your GRADUATE PACKET. (OPTIONAL FOR GRADUATES TO PURCHASE)
The A.F.H.G. GRADUATE PACKET consists of a:
- A Customized Kente Sash
- A Graduate Photo (1)
- DVD copy of the ceremony
Please make your check/money order payments payable to:
Kean University write on memo line: “C.B.P- African Heritage Graduation Ceremony"
Visit the Office of Africana Studies in Hutchinson Hall, Room 103 S & T for payment inquiries.
Please plan accordingly and allow plenty of time to arrive at the venue no later than 2:30 pm.
Please remember to wear your African Attire to the ceremony.
Since part of the ceremony will include walking of stairs, we recommend that you wear comfortable flat to low heel shoes.
Please follow the instructions of the A.F.H.G. volunteers and staff who will be wearing committee badges. They are there to make sure that the event proceed in an orderly fashion.
Never leave your belongings unattended.
Please be courteous and turn off all electronic devices.
Do not leave the theater until the ceremony has finished in its entirety.
No food, beverages, coolers, bottles or cans will be allowed inside Wilkins theater.
Refrain from bringing balloons for your loved one into Wilkins Theater.