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Black Excellence Ceremony

African American Programs and Services is honored to host the Black Excellence Ceremony, formerly known as Black Graduation. The ceremony honors graduating students and award honorees.

All Spring and Summer Graduates of the 2021-2022 academic year are welcome to attend. Along with a complimentary dinner, graduates receive verbal recognition, a graduation certificate, and a complimentary Kente Cloth stole. The common dress attire for the event is business casual/formal.

Please join us for the 2022 Black Excellence Ceremony

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

6:00 PM

David L. Boren Auditorium
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072

Registration Deadline is Sunday, April 10th at 11:59 PM



Kente Cloth Stole

All graduating students are honored with a complimentary Kente Cloth stole during the Black Excellence Ceremony. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, you may claim a stole by indicating so on the registration form.

For any questions regarding the Black Excellence Ceremony or Graduation Stoles, please contact Derica Smith at