People of Nia Celebration

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 our capacity of 150 students. After receiving your registration we will contact you to confirm your attendance and give you further details about the event.***

Multicultural Graduations FAQ


When and where are the Multicultural Graduations?

People of Nia

Date/time/location will be posted by February 2020!


La Raza

Date/time/location will be posted by February 2020!


Multicultural Stole: At this time, there is not a specific ceremony for students who register for a multicultural 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 groups:

  • Multicultural Stoles – Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, 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 apply 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:

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 contact us at 940.565.3424 or email