Celebrating African American Student Achievement

You are invited to participate in the PCC Black Grad Celebration! Is your last term in Spring or Summer 2024? Are you transferring to a university or moving into the world of work? Please join us for the Black Grad Celebration. 

Pasadena’s City College’s Black Grad Celebration complements the campus’ Commencement Exercises by acknowledging and celebrating African American students and their families in a way that is culturally relevant.

This event is free! We will honor our graduating students with music, performers, speakers, and a certificate of achievement.

Note: In accordance to LA County and the City of Pasadena, PCC will be following COVID-19 safety protocols and regulations. Please keep in mind that we are actively monitoring the pandemic; if there are any changes to the planned celebration, participating students will receive and email notification with the latest update.

Black Graduation


Friday, May 31, 2024

Time: 5:30PM

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Participation Requirements

  • Fill out an application
  • Attend one orientation session
  • Attend graduation rehearsal

Included in the Ceremony 

  • Kente Stole
  • Certificate of achievement 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Orientation Dates:

In-person/Virtual Zoom (CC-203):
  • April 24th             11am -12pm
  • May 1st                2-3 pm 
  • May 8th                4-5 pm 
  • May 15th              11am-12pm                   
Virtual, Zoom Meeting ID: 8531036135

Application Deadline:

Priority Deadline

  • Friday, May 10, 2024

Contact Information: