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Black Graduation Celebration 2023

Thurs. June 8, 2023 at 6:30pm

Presented by UCI Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research

The tradition of the Black Graduation continues as a pre-commencement celebration open to all students who identify as part of the African diaspora and acknowledges graduates, who through unyielding determination, have successfully completed an undergraduate or post baccalaureate degree at the University of California, Irvine. The event recognizes their accomplishments and provides an opportunity for graduates to honor those who have helped them achieve their milestone. Graduates are honored together in one setting, as their families celebrate their hard work and dedication. This celebration reinforces the bonds of scholarship and extends the sense of community. It honors African and African American heritage and culture, which culminates with a Kente Ceremony where traditional stoles are presented to the graduates.

All graduates participating in the Black Graduation Celebration on June 8th and have registered, please claim your 5 complimentary tickets for your guests. Tickets will be available on May 15, 2023 @ 10am and the last day for all graduates participating in the ceremony to claim their 5 tickets from Irvine Barclay Theatre website will be May 27, 2023 @ 11:59pm.

NOTE: Any unclaimed complimentary tickets will be released to the general public and available on a first come first serve basis or until sold out.

If you need more than the 5 complimentary tickets, general admission tickets will go live on May 28, 2023 @ 8:00am and are on a first come first serve basis. These tickets are for current UCI student(s), family, friend(s) and community members. Last day to claim general admission tickets is June 7, 2023 @ 11:59pm or until sold out.

NOTE: Any general ticket claimed are not guaranteed to be seated next to your 5 original complimentary tickets.