Donning of the Kente Graduation Ceremony

May 19, 2017

Thirteenth Annual

Donning of the Kente Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 19, 2017

Old Cabell Hall

6:00 pm

Tickets are required

Create A Final Grand Memory

The most appropriate  way to celebrate our University of Virginia students’ success is to honor our undergraduates. Thus, the UVA Black Leadership Institute of the Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA)  will recognize all graduating undergraduate students in our annual  “Donning of the Kente Ceremony.”  This event will honor  your son or daughter and his or her achievement.   At this special ceremony, your child will be adorned with a Kente Graduation Stole.  He or she can then wear the  stole during the University-wide graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

How Your Family Can Participate? By Friday, April 28, 2017…RSVP via phone to Ms. Deanna Carter at 434 924-7923, ( ), and come to OAAA to pay $40 (cost of the custom Kente stole).

Please note that all graduating undergraduates will recieve an email with Kente Ceremony details. If you did not recieve an email and have questions please contact Ms. Angela Comfort (