25th Annual Black Graduation set for June 2 at CSUSB

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The Black Faculty, Staff and Student Association at Cal State San Bernardino will honor black students in the 25th annual Black Graduation on June 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Coussoulis Arena.

The ceremony is a cultural recognition for graduating black students, and a great opportunity for family and friends to celebrate with them.

Participating graduates must wear a cap and gown, traditional African or business attire, and arrive at 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. and ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

To participate in the recognition ceremony, register online with the BFSSA 2018 Black Graduation registration form. Participants will be presented with a Kente sash during the ceremony, and receive a t-shirt and certificates of recognition. The cost to participate is $50, payable by May 25.

Participants may pay with credit/debit card online at the BFSSA 2018 Black Graduation payment portal, or with cash/check made in person at the Santos Manuel Student Union Administration Office, Room 222. All checks must be payable to the Black Faculty, Staff and Student Association or with exact change. For payment questions, contact Anthony Roberson, Student African American Brotherhood adviser, at (909) 537-7198.

There is no additional cost or tickets required for family and friends.

For accessibility or accommodation requests, contact Lori Caruthers Collins at (909) 537-5328 or lcollins@csusb.edu; 72-hour notice required.

For any questions regarding the event, contact blackcsusbgrad@gmail.com.

For safety purposes, all guests are asked to not bring backpacks, large bags, oversized purses, wrapped gifts, balloons, outside food or drinks, silly string, selfie sticks, lasers, chains, fireworks, lighters, matches, weapons or anything that may cause concern. Searches will be conducted at the doors.

Visit the BFSSA website to learn more about its membership and organizations.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit inside.csusb.edu.

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