Multicultural Graduation

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and President Smatresk's latest mandate, we are canceling our identity based graduations. Please check our Multicultural Center webpage and follow us on social media for updates. If you would like to order a stole they are available from our vendor.

In addition, once campus resumes back to normal operations we will share how students can pick up their stole prior to UNT's August graduation ceremonies.

The Multicultural Center collaborates with numerous departments, in addition to cultural and ethnic student groups, to coordinate culturally-based graduation ceremonies that complement the University’s commencement celebrations. These cultural celebrations acknowledge the value and uniqueness of underrepresented student experiences and serves to commemorate and highlight the accomplishments of individuals within a familial and cultural context.

*** Please note that registration will automatically close once we reach capacity. After receiving your registration we will contact you to confirm your attendance and give you further details about the event.***

Multicultural stoles are for identity groups that include but are not limited to: Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Indigenous, multiracial identities, etc.

Multicultural Graduations FAQ

When and where is the Multicultural Graduation?

At this time, there is not a specific ceremony for students who register for a multicultural stole. Instead, we will contact you with information about picking up your stole.

Who can participate in the Multicultural Graduations?
Any UNT student (undergraduate or graduate) who will be graduating in Spring 2020 can participate. We provide stoles for the following identities:

  • Multicultural Stoles – Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Indigenous, Multiracial identities, etc.
  • Kente Stoles (People of Nia) – African, African American, Black identities
  • Serape Stoles (La Raza) – Hispanic/Latinx identities

Do I need to fill out an application/register to participate?
Yes! The registration form serves to inform the graduation committees who to include in their programs, how many students to expect, etc. While we would like to provide a stole and celebrate every graduating senior, stoles are limited so please register early!

Where can I find a registration form?
Spring registration information can be found below!

Do I still need to apply for graduation with the Registrar’s Office?
Yes. This is NOT an application for graduation. It is an application for identity based graduation ceremonies that complement the University’s commencement celebrations.

How many guests may I invite?
As many as you like!

What does it cost?
What does it cost? Nothing! It is FREE for you, your family, and friends.

What if I am graduating in the Fall?
While the Multicultural Center only hosts identity based graduation ceremonies during the Spring semester, those graduating in December can still purchase a stole at: https://www.midwestglobalgroup.com/

There are a variety of options for purchasing stoles and students are not required to use the same vendor as the MC.

Who can I speak to if I have questions?
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at multicultural@unt.edu.

Please see below to register for a Multicultural Stole:

 

Multicultural Stole: 2020 Registration Link