Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Final Honors Ceremony

Event Details

Friday, April 26
6 PM
Penn Pavillon


A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in Penn Pavillon.

Additional Information

The Final Honors Ceremony is held annually to honor the accomplishments of members of the graduating class. It was first instituted in 1993 and allows graduating students and their families space to commemorate their shared experiences and preserve their heritage within the realms of the University. It is also the time to hear words of wisdom from invited speakers and bid farewell to the traditional Sankofa carving. Aside from Commencement, Final Honors is truly the final event where graduating undergraduate and graduate/professional students of African descent and their allies are able to gather, socialize and reflect on their years at the University. It gives family, friends, and mentors, who have played important roles in their academic career, a chance to recognize and honor the graduates’ successes.


Accessible parking available in Bryan Center Lot and adjacent parking garage (PG4). Drop off area in Bryan Center Lot/Traffic Circle.

Event Contact

ChaNiyha Alston,