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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2017

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 celebration consists of 2 events, the AACC Recognition Dinner and the AACC Ceremony. This highly anticipated celebration unites students, families, and friends through culture and achievement.

AACC 2017 RECOGNITION DINNER: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Ballroom

AACC 2017 CEREMONY: Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Bovard Auditorium

AACC 2017 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration to participate in the AACC 2017 Ceremony is FREE for ALL graduating students. ALL participants are required to register, click here to complete your registration.

Step #1: REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

 


AACC 2017 OPTIONAL PACKAGE

Registered graduates have the option to purchase the AACC 2017 Packagebeginning Wednesday,November 9, 2016. The last day to purchase a package is March 31, 2017. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE through the CBCSA WEBSITE. Please note that all purchases are non-refundable.

Packages include:

(3) Tickets to the AACC 2017 Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (graduate +2 guests)
(8) Reserved Guest tickets to the AACC 2017 Ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017
(1) AACC 2017 Souvenir Book
(1) Specially designed USC Class of 2017 Kente Sash
(1) AACC 2017 Ceremony DVD

PAYMENT SCHEDULE DEADLINES

  • November 4, 2016 - December 31, 2016, your total cost is $120.00
  • January 1, 2017- February 28, 2017, your total cost is $150.00  
  • March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017, then your total cost is $170.00

Step #2: MAKE ONLINE DUES PAYMENT NOW!

 


AACC 2017 A la CARTE PURCHASES

Individual purchases of package are available through the A la carte menu. The A la Carte Menu will become available on Monday, April 3, 2017. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE through the CBCSA WEBSITE. Please note that all purchases are non-refundable.

 

 


AACC 2017 SOUVENIR AD BOOK INFORMATION

Want to give a shout-out to your graduating friend? Do your parents want to give a shout-out to express how proud they are of you? Does your organization want to commend a student leader for a job well done? If so, submit an ad in the AACC 2017 Souvenir Book.

Payments for the Ad Book will begin Monday, November 7, 2016, all ads must be received by February 20, 2017.  Please visit www.usc.edu/cbcsa for additional information about the AACC 2017 Souvenir Book.

CLICK HERE FOR SOUVENIR BOOK PACKET INFORMATION

CLICK HERE TO PAY FOR YOUR SOUVENIR AD


 


IMPORTANT DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

EL RODEO YEARBOOK PHOTOS
Each year, El Rodeo features a Graduates section with portraits of those students who are receiving degrees (as undergraduates or graduates). All portraits are taken on campus, in the Student Union Building (STU) on the fourth floor. We will be using these portraits for the AACC Souvenir Books. If you have questions, or would like to place an order for your copy of the 2015 El Rodeo, please visit www.uscelrodeo.com   or call (213) 740-2707.

To sign up for a phot session visit: http://uscelrodeo.com/portraits
Please use the USC password: TROY

 

USC GRAD FAIR
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.

February 2017 (TBA). For additional information contact gradfair@usc.edu or 213-821-6239

 


AACC 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

LAST DAY TO PURCHASE/PLACE ADS IN THE AACC 2017 SOUVENIR BOOK: February 20, 2017

LAST DAY TO PURCHASE AACC 2017 PACKAGE: March 31, 2017

MANDATORY REHEARSAL Monday, May 8, 2016, 5:00pm-7:00 pm, Bovard Auditorium
All students who are registered to participate in the AACC 2017 Ceremony must attend. Graduates who purchased the AACC 2017 package or a la carte items, will receive their items at the rehearsal.

AACC 2017 RECOGNITION DINNER: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Ronald Tutor Center, Ballroom

AACC 2016 CEREMONY: Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Bovard Auditorium
All graduates will need to arrive in cap and gown by 6:45 pm to prepare for the processional and take pre-celebration photos.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY:
Friday, May 12, 2017 –8:00am – 10:00am, Alumni Park

For additional information & questions about the African American Cultural Celebration please email blkgrad@usc.edu or contact the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at (213) 740-8257.

 
 
 
 

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