AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2013
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 16, 2013 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 2013!!!
Online registration is closed.
OPTIONAL PACKAGE INFORMATION:
Online registration is closed. Each registered graduating student who purchases the AACC 2013 Package will receive the following:
African American Cultural Celebration 2013 Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
This includes the GRADUATING STUDENT plus two (2) guests. There will be a cost for extra guests.
- (8) RESERVED GUESTS TICKETS to the African American Cultural Celebration 2013
- African American Cultural Celebration 2013 SOUVENIR BOOK & the opportunity to have your photo included with the graduating class
- SPECIALLY DESIGNED USC CLASS OF 2013 KENTE SASH
- AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2013 DVD
- African American Cultural Celebration 2013 AFTER PARTY, Friday, May 17, 2013 (location to be determined) Free Admission for the graduate and a guest
SOUVENIR AD BOOK INFORMATION:
Online registration is closed.
IMPORTANT DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
USC GRAD FAIR @ Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-821-6239
Tuesday, February 12th 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday, February 13th 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday, February 14th 10:00 am-6:00 pm
The Grad Fair is your one-stop event to purchase commencement-related items and ask questions. Vendor tables will be set up where students will be able to do everything from ordering caps and gowns to buying announcements and class rings. Graduating students are encouraged to attend!!!
AACC 2013 SOUVENIR BOOK PHOTO SHOOT: Each graduating student will have the opportunity to have his or her photo taken for the AACC 2013 Souvenir Book. Drop in at Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA), Student Union 415, no appointment necessary.
Monday, February 28th 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday, March 1st 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday, March 11th 10:00 am-5:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: The AACC 2013 Souvenir Book is included with AACC 2013 Package
LAST DAY TO PURCHASE/PLACE ADS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2013 SOUVENIR BOOK: March 31, 2013
LAST DAY TO PURCHASE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2013 PACKAGE: March 31, 2013
MANDATORY REHEARSAL @ BOVARD: Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 5:00-7:00 pm
All students who plan to participate in the 2013 Celebration MUST attend. Graduates, who purchased AACC 2013 Package, will receive their reserved tickets & Kente sash at the mandatory rehearsal.
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2013 RECOGNITION DINNER RECEPTION:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom.
The Recognition Dinner is included for those graduates who purchased the AACC 2013 Package.
Please note: A la carte dinner tickets will be available starting April 1, 2013.
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2013: Thursday, May 16, 2013
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 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY:
Friday, May 17, 2012 –8:00am – 10:00am, Alumni Park
THE OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY: Friday, May 17, 2013–Place & time to be determined
For more information & questions about the African American Cultural Celebration 2013 please email email@example.com or contact the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at (213) 740-8257.