Multicultural Graduation Celebration
Friday, April 23 • 3 p.m.
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.
Spring 2021 FAQs
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.
When and where will the Multicultural Graduation Celebration take place? The Multicultural Graduation Celebration will be held April 23, 2021, in the Student Union at Hubbard Hall.
What ceremony can students participate in? Students can participate in one of the following celebrations:
- Multicultural Celebration: Multicultural Stole; Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, Multiracial identities, etc.
- People of Nia Celebration: Kente Stole; African, African American, Black identities
- La Raza Celebration: Serape Stole; Hispanic/Latinx identities
- Lavender Celebration: Lavender Stoles; LGBTQIA identities
Who can participate in the Multicultural Graduation Celebration?Any TWU student (undergraduate or graduate) who is registered to participate in Spring 2021 Commencement and identify within the above-mentioned communities can apply to participate. *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!
Where can I find the registration form? Application will be available March 15 - April 2. Students who registered for graduation through the Registrar's Office will receive an email with application information in March. Application will also be available on our website when available.
When is the deadline to apply? The deadline to apply is April 2nd. Once the application closes no late applications will be accepted.
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. Online students can participate in the ceremony. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, there will not be a ceremony for Houston campus students Spring 2021. Although a ceremony is not available for students at all campuses or online, students on all campuses and online can apply to be selected to receive a symbolic stole.
If selected, do I need to attend the event to receive my stole? Because this year is different due to COVID-19, selected students will not be required to attend the ceremony although attendance is highly encouraged.
Can we sign up to have our stoles delivered or picked up? Upon confirmation, students will be sent more information on receiving their symbolic stole.
How many guests may I invite? Due to COVID-19, no guests will be allowed this year.
What does it cost? Nothing! It is FREE.
What if I graduated in December, August or missed the application deadline?
While the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, & Outreach is currently hosting a Spring Multicultural Graduation Ceremony, those who graduated in December, August or missed the application deadline can still purchase a stole at Midwest Global Group. There are various options for purchasing stoles, and students are not required to use the same vendor as DIO
Who do I contact if I have questions? If you have a question, please contact us at 940-898-3679 or email Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach.
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