Black Congratulatory

The 2024 Black Congratulatory ceremony will be held in-person on Saturday, May 11th at 7:00 PM CST.

Black Congratulatory is a celebration to honor Black students across the diaspora who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. Students graduating in Spring 2024, Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 are eligible to participate.

The registration cost for participation is $85.00 and includes a stole and class memento. No refunds will be given.

You must register and pay with a debit or credit card in order to guarantee your participation. Your paid registration guarantees your stole and memento. You will receive a confirmation email. No refunds will be given.

Registration closes Sunday, April 07, 2024 at 11:59pm. No late registration will be accepted.

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