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Congratulatories

Every year, the Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) hosts a series of congratulatory celebrations to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. Graduates are invited to register and take part in these joyous celebrations. Below is a list of Congratulatory Celebrations.

In light of President Schapiro's message regarding moving the commencement ceremonies virtually, our Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) staff extends our sadness in not being able to celebrate your accomplishment in-person.  MSA is committed to honoring this milestone; therefore, MSA Congratulatory Ceremonies will move forward virtually.  

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex, asexual and ally community from Northwestern University.

The 2020 Lavender Graduation is a pre-recorded video that premiered on June 17, 2020.  To ensure safety and respect the varying levels of disclosure within our community, the ceremony video is not available to the public. 

students at lavender graduation
a student receiving his stole at JOY

The Joy: NU's Black Congratulatory

The Journey of Our Years, or The JOY, is our way of recognizing and celebrating all of NU's Black graduates. While the event has a special emphasis on our undergraduates, participation is open to any and all NU graduates who might want to participate.

Click here to view The JOY 2020

Click here for a copy of the Program (PDF)

Latinx Congratulatory

The Latinx Congratulatory is our way of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Northwestern's Latinx graduates. While the event has a special emphasis on our undergraduates, participation is open to any and all graduates who identify with the Hispanic/Latinx community.

Click here to view the Latinx Congratulatory Celebration 2020

Click here for a copy of the Program (PDF)

student celebrating with family
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