Kente Ceremony 2024

Kente Ceremony 2024

Kente Stoles

Donning of the Kente Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 17, 2024
Old Cabell Hall
University of Virginia
6:00 p.m.

Create A Final Grand Memory

As you approach graduation day, we want to ensure it's not just a milestone, but a cherished memory for you and your family. That's why we're inviting you to participate in our annual "Donning of the Kente Ceremony" hosted by the Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA).

During this special ceremony, you'll be adorned with a Kente Graduation Stole, symbolizing your achievements and the journey you've undertaken. This distinctive stole can then be proudly worn during the University-wide graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 19, 2024.


How You and Your Family Can Participate:
To secure your spot in this memorable event, kindly RSVP using the link below by Friday, April 19, 2024. Due to limited space, this is a first-come, first-served event.

Yes, typically there is a cost to participate in the ceremony. However, we are pleased to announce that the fee will be waived for the 2024 Donning of the Kente Ceremony.

Due to limited space, each graduate will be initially offered 2 tickets. There's a possibility of obtaining more tickets once all graduates have been accounted for. However, we will also be providing a limited number of Remote Viewing Tickets that will be available on a "first come, first served" basis.

Let's come together to celebrate this significant achievement and create a final grand memory as you cross this academic milestone.


We will host a Parent/Family Reception in Wilson Hall, 1st Floor Lobby, starting at 5:00 p.m.