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THE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS ENDED. PARTICIPANTS ARE STILL ABLE TO ATTEND AND REGISTER AS A WALK-IN WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE EVENT. PLEASE NOTE THAT KENTE CLOTHS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR WALK-INS BUT ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS DUE TO THE LIMITED NUMBER OF KENTE CLOTHS. PLEASE CONTACT LEONDRA GULLY AT 502-852-0231 OR LKGULL01@LOUISVILLE.EDU FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS.
University of Louisville Cultural Center presents the:
2014 Graduation Celebration
“Our Journey: Many Cultures, One Celebration”
The Graduation Celebration is an annual event where the purpose is to pay homage to the past, while celebrating the future and endless possibilities of all graduating underrepresented students at the University of Louisville. This year's celebration will feature an alumni keynote speaker, music that will reflect the occasion, and individual recognition. Attire for graduates will be cap & gown. (Summer or December Graduates: If you are unable to secure a gown from someone that you know who has graduated from the UoL or another institution whose gown was black, feel free to wear business casual attire.)This event is open to the public. Graduates are welcome to invite friends and family to the event. Tickets are only required for those who are purchasing Kente cloths.
This year's event will include:
·Special message from guests including the Vice Provost for Diversity & International Affairs Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer, and representatives from the University of Louisville Alumni Association
·Kente Cloth distribution (Graduates are not required to wear Kente cloth during event)
The Kente cloth is a cloth that is typically worn at graduation on top of your gown to symbolize your journey to graduation. Graduates have the option of purchasing a red, black, white, or purple (for current Porter Scholars only) Kente cloth based on personal choice. (Picture below features 2013 graduates with Kente cloth worn on top of gown)
·Photo Opportunity with family & friends (Beginning at 5pm)
·Dessert reception to follow event
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL 2014 GRADUATES (MAY, SUMMER & DECEMBER) INCLUDING CANDIDATES SEEKING UNDERGRADUATE,GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL DEGREES.
DEADLINE TO RSVP IS SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014.
PLEASE NOTE: WALK IN REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE BUT KENTE CLOTHS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.
Persons visiting UofL, attending University-sponsored workshops or seminars, attending special events held at the University and athletic events held on campus must display a temporary parking permit in their vehicles. Printable temporary permits can be obtained by clicking on the below link and creating a Guest account. Evening rate (Floyd Street Garage only) beginning at 4:00 pm until 6:00 am: $4.00
University of Louisville Cultural Center
120 E Brandeis
THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PROGRAMMING FUND, THE COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY & RACIAL EQULAITY ANDTHE WOODFORD R. PORTER SCHOLARS.