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Graduation recognition ceremonies set for second week of May

graduates dancing on stage as part of the Umoja celebration

Graduates at the 2017 Umoja: Black Graduation Celebration on stage

Illinois State University can join together to celebrate the success of underrepresented students with graduation recognition ceremonies set for the second week of May.

MAPS, helping to honor the achievements of Middle Eastern, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian students, will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 6 in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center. Find out more information.

Nuestros Logros, which will celebrate the accomplishments of Latinx students, will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center. Find out more information.

Lavender Graduation, a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex graduates, will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Prairie Room. Find out more information.

Umoja: Black Graduation Celebration, which will honor African American and other students of color with the theme “Transgress, Transcend, TRANFORM!” will be from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. Find out more information.

Students interested in participating must register to take part in the ceremonies, and deadlines vary. Faculty and staff volunteers can assist during the events. Learn more at the Dean of Students website.