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End-of-Year Celebrations

Every year, the Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) hosts a series of End-of-Year celebrations to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. Graduates are invited to register and take part in these joyous celebrations.

In light of President Schapiro's message on March 16, 2021 regarding moving the commencement ceremonies virtually, our staff extends our sadness in not being able to celebrate your accomplishment in-person.  MSA is committed to honoring this milestone; therefore, End-of-Year Celebrations. will move forward virtually.  Below is a list of End-of-Year Celebrations. 

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JubilAsian Senior Send-Off

JubilAsian is an annual MSA event that celebrates the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) community on campus as part of May’s APIDA Heritage Month. For JubilAsian 2021, we are piloting our first-ever Senior Send-off video in order to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Northwestern's graduates of Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or Desi descent.

All students who participate will receive an "APIDA NU Grad" stole.  The JubilAsian Senior Send-Off is a pre-recorded video that will premiere on Vimeo on Friday, May 28th at 6:30 PM CDT.  Along with the video is the JubilAsian Senior Send-off program booklet.

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Native American Community Celebration

Native American and Indigenous Community Celebration

The Native American and Indigenous Community Celebration is an annual event co-hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) that celebrates the yearly contributions of Native and Indigenous graduates, students, faculty, staff, and community members.   All students who participate will receive a white stole with purple and maple and oak leaves appliquéd by hand. 

The Native American and Indigenous Community Celebration ceremony will premiere on Vimeo on Thursday, June 3rd at 5 PM CDT.  

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs that celebrates the achievements of graduating students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community from Northwestern University.

All students who participate will receive a rainbow or trans stole. Lavender Graduation will premiere on Vimeo on Tuesday, June 8th at 6:30 PM CDT.  The Lavender Graduation ceremony will be a pre-recorded video.  To ensure safety and respect for the varying levels of disclosure within our community, the ceremony video will be password protected.

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a student receiving his stole at JOY

The JOY: NU's Black Congratulatory 

The Journey of Our Years, or the JOY, is an annual celebration hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Northwestern's Black graduates.   All students who participate will receive a Kente stole.  

The JOY ceremony will be a pre-recorded video that will premiere on Vimeo on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30 PM CDT.   Along with the video is the JOY Program booklet.

Latinx Congratulatory

The Latinx Congratulatory is an annual celebration hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Northwestern's Latinx graduates.   All students who participate will receive a Sun stole.  

The Latinx Congratulatory ceremony will be a pre-recorded video that will premiere on Vimeo beginning on Thursday, June 10th at 6:30 PM CDT.  Along with the video is the Latinx Congratulatory program. 

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northwestern Black house

Class of 2021 Black House Tours

We know that you have missed the Black House.  For one day only, members of the Class of 2021 can sign up for an exclusive 20 minute tour of the space.  Learn more at: Class of '21 Black House Tours Website.

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