The DMS Student Success & Multicultural Graduation Ceremony

About the Graduation:

The Department of Multicultural Services Student Success & Multicultural Graduation Ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  We are eager to coordinate with the Asian Presidents’ Council (APC), Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC) and Hispanic Presidents’ Council (HPC) to celebrate the successes of Texas A&M University’s Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA), Black/African American, and Hispanic/Latinx/a/o students.  This event will formally address a growing student interest, align campus initiatives with peer institutions, serve as the complement to our DMS Welcome Social for incoming Aggies, and celebrate the ultimate goal of our campus Student Success Initiative.

During the ceremony, recognition items will be presented individually to graduating students by cultural community, efforts of student organizations will be showcased, impact of individual students will be celebrated, and culture and family will be honored with the Aggie community.

The DMS Student Success & Multicultural Graduation ceremony will occur every Spring and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students graduating in May, August, or December of that year.

Registration:

There is a $15 registration fee for graduating students who choose to participate in this formal celebration. Family, friends, and mentors may attend for free.  This fee includes a stole and dessert reception immediately following the ceremony.

Register by April 12, 2019, to formally participate in the ceremony. For accommodations or information please contact the Department of Multicultural Services through email or call 979-862-2000.

The DMS Student Success & Multicultural Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

6:00pm (Cultural Performances start at 5:45pm)

Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300)

  • Cultural Performances and Reception
  • Welcome & Keynote
  • Awards and Presentation of Graduates
  • Closing and Networking

Each graduate will receive a stole for the cultural group that they choose to identify. View each stole below.

What is The DMS Student Success & Multicultural Graduation Ceremony (SSMG)?

The DMS SSMG is a ceremony to celebrate commencement with cultural affinity groups. Specifically the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA), Black/African American, and Hispanic/Latinx communities. Each participant will have an opportunity to be acknowledged and appreciated by his or her respective community. During this time we will also celebrate successes from programs within the Department of Multicultural Services.

Why is the DMS having a Multicultural Graduation Ceremony?

In the past few years, we have had an increasing interest from students heavily involved on campus who wanted a ceremony like this. The department saw the feasibility of this coming to fruition this year.

Who can participate?

Any student who is graduating in 2019

Who are the sponsors of the event?

Department of Multicultural Services, Asian Presidents’ Council, Black Student Alliance Council, Hispanic Presidents’ Council, Division of Student Affairs and the Association of Former Students.

Is there a cost to participate?

The cost to participate is $15

How do I register?

Unfortunately, registration is closed at this time.

Can I register at the event?

No, there won’t be onsite registration

Can I invite my family?

Yes, you can invite family and friends to the ceremony. As the event gets closer, more information will come forth as to how many additional guests can attend.

What can I expect during the ceremony?

The ceremony will begin with a short reception that will feature cultural performances and music. There will be a few words from a couple of distinguished guests. Then each cultural council (APC, BSAC, and HPC) will each celebrate their respective communities, this will include each participant coming to the stage and receiving their stole.

When will I receive my cultural stole?

You will receive your stole on stage

Can a loved one present me my stole?

Yes, they are able to go up with you on stage to present your stole

What is the attire for the ceremony?

Business casual to cocktail attire or traditional cultural dress

Do I need to have my cap and gown?

No, you do not need your cap and gown.

Will I be celebrated with my cultural affinity group?

Yes, the three different groups celebrated at the ceremony will be the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Black/African American, and Hispanic/Latinx

Will there be food at the event?

There will be desserts and drinks before the formal ceremony.

Do I have to graduate in May in order to participate?

All 2019 (May, August, and December) graduates are eligible to participate.

Is there a way I can pay for the ceremony even if I have already registered?

Yes, there is. Click here to complete your payment.