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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.

Participant registration is closed.

Guest Ticketing Open Until June 6

Frequently Asked Questions
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 be an in-person event on Sunday,  May 15th at 5:00 PM CDT in the Guild Lounge on the Evanston Campus

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 register and participate will receive a rainbow and/or trans stole. 

Lavender Graduation will be an in-person event on Thursday, June 9th at 1:00 PM CDT in Cahn Auditorium on the Evanston Campus

students at lavender graduation
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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 an in-person event on Thursday, June 9th at 5:00 PM CDT in Cahn Auditorium the Evanston Campus

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 an in-person event on Friday, June 10th at 1:00 PM CDT in Cahn Auditorium on the Evanston Campus

a student receiving his stole at JOY
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APIDA Senior Send-Off

The APIDA Senior Send-Off is an annual celebration hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs to recognize and celebrate Northwestern's graduates of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi descent. All students who participate will receive an "APIDA NU Grad" stole. 

The APIDA Senior Send-Off will be an in-person event on Friday, June 10th at 5:00 PM CDT in Cahn Auditorium on the Evanston Campus.  

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