Multicultural Graduation Celebration
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.
Fall 2021 Multicultural Graduation Celebration applications will be available Friday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Oct. 29. Only students who are registered to graduate Fall 2021 with the Office of the Registrar are eligible to participate in this semester's celebration. Space and stoles are limited, so submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to celebrating you!
Fall 2021 (Nov. 12) 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 Friday, November 12 in the Student Union at Hubbard Hall, Southwest Ballroom (ceremony times will be sent to accepted applicants via email).
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, Latina/o, 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 Fall 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 application form? Applications will be available Friday, Oct. 15. Students who registered for graduation through the Registrar's Office will receive an email with application information Oct. 15. Applications will also be available on our website when available.
When is the deadline to apply? The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 29. 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. Details for Houston and Online students are still being determined.
If selected, do I need to attend the event to receive my stole? Yes.
Can we sign up to have our stoles delivered or picked up? Students in Denton, Dallas and Houston must attend events in person to receive the symbolic stole. Only online students will receive their stole in the mail.
How many guests may I invite? Due to COVID-19, we are still determining how many (if any) guests will be allowed this year.
What does it cost? Nothing! It is FREE.
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.
Page last updated 11:52 AM, October 18, 2021