As we approach the end of another school year, ceremony season is upon us. Among all of the final assignments, projects and exams, remember to congratulate our soon-to-be graduates, as well as other notable student organization, leadership and service award winners. Ceremonies coming in April and May listed below will celebrate all of their hard work and dedication at VCU.
Leadership and Service Awards: Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m., University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
The Leadership and Services Awards are considered the premiere awards at VCU for student leadership and service. These awards recognize students for their contributions to student organizations, community service and co-curricular excellence.
Student Organization Awards: Wednesday, April 25, 6 p.m., James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303.
The Student Organization Awards recognize student organizations and SGA members for their leadership and service to the VCU community during the 2017-2018 academic year. The theme is Springtime in Paris. RSVP is required.
Lavender Graduation Ceremony: Friday, April 27, 6 p.m., Academic Learning Commons, Room 1107
This will be the seventh annual Lavender Graduation, a ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and all other marginalized sexual and gender students. This year’s theme is Limit.Less. A reception in the Academic Learning Commons Lobby will follow to ceremony and allow friends and family time to congratulate all graduates.
Donning of the Kente Ceremony: Thursday, May 10, 2 p.m., Grace E. Harris Hall Auditorium
Latinx Achievement Ceremony: Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m., Grace E. Harris Hall Auditorium
The Donning of the Kente and Latinx Achievement Ceremonies celebrate the accomplishments of black (Kente) and Hispanic/Latino/a (Latinx) undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. candidates. These ceremonies recognizes students’ hard work, dedication and perseverance and provides an opportunity to recognize their achievements and the support received from family and friends.