AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2014
Bridging our past with our present, the African American Cultural Celebration (AACC) serves as a traditional rite of passage that recognizes and affirms students of African descent who have completed a rigorous journey through academia at the University of Southern California. This largely attended and highly anticipated event unites students, families, and friends through culture and achievement. An outstanding speaker is chosen each year who insights words of wisdom, encouragement and adoration to the audience allowing all participants to evaluate their life experiences while empowering them to reach all future endeavors.
This year’s ceremony will be held on May 15, 2014 the Thursday evening before the University’s Commencement, honoring all undergraduate, graduate and professional school students.
This event is for any USC student that is graduating anytime in 2014!!!
AACC 2014 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Starting Monday, 21, 2013 you will have the opportunity to register to participate in the African American Cultural Celebration 2014.
- ALL participants are required to register for the celebration
- Registration means that you will ONLY participate in the AACC 2014 Ceremony
- Registration to participate in the AACC 2014 Ceremony is FREE
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
AACC 2014 A LA CARTE MENU
Registered graduates, family and friends have the option of purchasing a la carte items online at www.usc.edu/cbcsa beginning April 1, 2014.
African American Cultural Celebration 2014 RECOGNITION DINNER
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tutor Campus Center Ballroom
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
$25.00 per non-USC Student
African American Cultural Celebration 2014 CEREMONY
Thursday, May 15, 2014
8:00 pm-10:00 pm
$10.00 per non-USC Student
African American Cultural Celebration 2014 SOUVENIR & PROGRAM BOOK
$10.00 starting Friday, May 16, 2014 through July 31, 2014
SPECIALLY DESIGNED USC CLASS OF 2014 KENTE SASH
$45.00 each (USC Bookstore sells for $55 or so with tax)
**Please note: CBCSA will have a limited number, so please purchase ASAP**
African American Cultural Celebration 2014 DVD
$35.00 each (Last day to purchase is July 31, 2014)
African American Cultural Celebration 2014 AFTER PARTY
Friday, May 16, 2014
(Location to be determined)
*Special Pre-sale Additional Guest Ticket $10.00 each
(Please Note: Price at door could vary from $15.00-$25.00)
**Registered participants of the AACC enter for free before 11:00pm**
**Students who purchased a package also receive an After-Party Guest Ticket as a part of the package**
PURCHASE ONLINE NOW!
IMPORTANT DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
MANDATORY REHEARSAL @ BOVARD: Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 5:00-7:00 pm
All students who plan to participate in the 2014 Celebration MUST attend. Graduates, who purchased AACC 2014 Package, will receive their reserved tickets & Kente sash at the mandatory rehearsal.
AACC 2014 RECOGNITION DINNER: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Ronald Tutor Center, Ballroom
- The Recognition Dinner is included for those graduates who purchased the AACC 2014 Package.
AACC 2014 CEREMONY: Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm @ Bovard Auditorium
- All participants need to arrive by 6:45 pm to prepare for the line up and take pre-celebration photos.
- The ceremony will start promptly at 8pm.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY:
Friday, May 16, 2014 –8:00am – 10:00am, Alumni Park
THE OFFICIAL AACC 2014 AFTER-PARTY: Friday, May 16, 2014 –Place & time to be determined
For more information & questions about the African American Cultural Celebration 2014, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at (213) 740-8257.