Celebrating African American Student Achievement

You are invited to participate in the PCC Black Grad Celebration! Is your last term in Spring or Summer 2023? 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 Excellence Celebration


Friday, April 21st, 2023

Time: 5:30PM

Location: Creveling Lounge (CCL)

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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 (CC-203):
  • March 14th          2pm - 3pm   
  • March 28th          2pm - 3pm
  • April 5th               2pm - 3pm 
  • April 11th             3pm - 4pm                       
Virtual, Zoom Meeting ID: 882 3870 3932
  • March 22nd           4pm - 5pm
  • April 18th               4pm - 5pm 

Application Deadline:

Priority Deadline

  • Friday, April 7th, 2023

Contact Information: