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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2016

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 12, 2016 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 2016!

 


AACC 2016 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

For the first time in USC’s history, the AACC 2016 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  Please note that we have been advertising the AACC since October 2015.  There are no more seats for graduating students.

 


AACC 2016 A La CARTE MENU

ON SALE NOW - PURCHASE HERE!

African American Cultural Celebration 2016 RECOGNITION DINNER
Wednesday, May 12, 2016
Tutor Campus Center Ballroom
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
$25.00 per non-USC Student

 

African American Cultural Celebration 2016 CEREMONY
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Bovard Auditorium
8:00 pm-10:00 pm
**SOLD OUT as of 11:50 am 4-24-2016**

 

African American Cultural Celebration 2016 SOUVENIR & PROGRAM BOOK
$15.00 (Last day to purchase is July 31, 2016)

 

SPECIALLY DESIGNED USC CLASS OF 2016 KENTE SASH
$50.00 each (USC Bookstore sells for $60-ish/with tax)
**Please note: CBCSA will have a limited number, so please purchase ASAP**

 

African American Cultural Celebration 2016 DVD
$45.00 each (Last day to purchase is July 31, 2016)

 

African American Cultural Celebration 2016 AFTER PARTY
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Charleston Haus
1024 Santee Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.thecharlestonhaus.com
9:30 pm-2:00 am
21+up

ALL registeredUSC AACC 2016 Graduating Students=FREE
USC AACC 2016 Optional Package Holders
=1 ADDITIONAL FREE GUEST

Otherwise, Pre-Sale Tickets are $10 and can be purchase online at www.usc.edu/cbcsa

$20 at the door –Cash will not be accepted at the door however we will accept major DEBIT & CREDIT CARDS ONLY. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE, NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO EXCEPTIONS!

 


IMPORTANT DATES

MANDATORY REHEARSAL @ BOVARD
Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 5:00-7:00 pm
All students who plan to participate in the AACC 2016 Celebration MUST attend. Graduates, who purchased AACC 2016 Package, will receive their reserved tickets & Kente sash at the mandatory rehearsal.

 

AACC 2016 RECOGNITION DINNER:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016,
7:00pm – 9:30pm, Ronald Tutor Center, Ballroom

  • The Recognition Dinner is included for those graduates who purchased the AACC 2016 Package.

 

AACC 2016 CEREMONY:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 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 and video.
  • The ceremony will start promptly at 8pm. 

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY:
Friday, May 13, 2016 –8:00am – 10:00am, Alumni Park

 

THE OFFICIAL AACC 2016 AFTER-PARTY:
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Charleston Haus
1024 Santee Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.thecharlestonhaus.com
9:30 pm-2:00 am
21+up

Come celebrate in your best “club attire” at a swank downtown loft in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

ALL registeredUSC AACC 2016 Graduating Students=FREE
USC AACC 2016 Optional Package Holders
=1 ADDITIONAL FREE GUEST

Otherwise, Pre-Sale Tickets are $10 and can be purchase online at www.usc.edu/cbcsa

$20 at the door –Cash will not be accepted at the door however we will accept major DEBIT & CREDIT CARDS ONLY.

Please note, there are no physical tickets.  If you purchased your ticket or package, your name will be on the list at the door.

For VIP Seating, call 323-385-0773


For more information & questions about the African American Cultural Celebration 2016, please email blkgrad@usc.edu or contact the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at (213) 740-8257.

Natalie Waldon
AACC 2016 Director of Administration

Dr. Corliss P. Bennett-McBride
AACC 2016 Advisor

 
 
 
 

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