Multicultural Graduation Celebration

Students and their families enjoy graduation at Texas Woman's.

The Multicultural Graduation Celebration acknowledges the value and uniqueness of underrepresented student experiences and serves to commemorate and highlight the accomplishments of individuals within their familial and cultural context. The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach encourages all TWU Pioneers to learn more about how to apply and participate in this culturally-based graduation celebration.

The Denton/Dallas Multicultural Graduation Celebration will be held Saturday, November 12 at 11 a.m. in the Student Union at Hubbard Hall, Southwest Ballroom.

The Houston Multicultural Graduation Celebration will be held Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the TWU Institute of Health Sciences building.

Denton/Dallas Campuses - Multicultural Graduation Application
Houston Campus - Multicultural Graduation Application
Livestream the Ceremony • Nov. 12

Fall 2022 FAQ

What is a Multicultural Graduation Ceremony?

The Multicultural Graduation Ceremony is a ceremony to celebrate historically marginalized communities of students. As listed on the website for Multicultural Graduation, that would include those of racially and ethnically minoritized identities and LGBTQIA+ identities. 
Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach hosts the following identity based ceremonies:

  • People of Nia Celebration: Kente Stole; African, African American, Black identities
  • La Raza Celebration: Serape Stole; Hispanic, Latina/o, Latinx identities
  • Lavender Celebration: Lavender Stoles; LGBTQIA identities
  • Multicultural Celebration: Multicultural Stole; Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, Multiracial identities, etc.

Who can participate in the Multicultural Graduation Celebration?

Any TWU student (undergraduate or graduate) who is registered to participate in Fall 2022 Commencement and identify within the above-mentioned communities can apply to participate and receive one free symbolic stole. 

Students must be registered to graduate through the Office of the Registrar.

Do I need to fill out an application/apply to participate?

Yes! This is an application process and does not guarantee you a spot in the ceremony or a stole. While we would like to provide a stole and celebrate every graduating senior or graduate, stoles are limited so please apply early!

I'm on another campus or online; can I still participate?

Yes! Denton and Dallas campus students can participate in the ceremony at the Denton campus. Details for Houston are still being finalized.

Where can I find the application form?

Applications will be available Monday, Oct. 17. Students who registered for graduation through the Registrar's Office will receive an email with application information Oct. 17. Application is available on our website.

What does it cost?

There is no cost. It is FREE to you, your family, friends and other invited guest.

When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 28. Once the application closes no late applications will be accepted.

If selected, do I need to attend the event to receive my stole?

Yes. You must participate in the ceremony to receive your symbolic stole. 

How many guests may I invite?

As many as you would like! 

What is the ceremony attire?

This is a formal celebration. Graduates are encouraged to dress up for this event! Traditional/cultural attire or your cap and gown are encouraged, but not required. 

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you any questions please free to email the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach

Graduates wear stoles with familial and cultural meanings.

Page last updated 4:36 PM, November 7, 2022