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2020 Black Congratulatory Ceremony

2019 Black congratulatory, BNAACC, graduation, UIUC

The Black Congratulatory Ceremony is an annual event held to honor the African American graduates on the Illinois campus. The BNAACC recognizes those students of African descent who have graduated from the U of I with a bachelor, masters, Ph.D. or professional degree in a ceremony reflecting the African American tradition.

If you are interested in serving on the 2020 Black Congratulatory Ceremony Planning Committee, please submit your application using this link:

The 2020 Black Congratulatory Ceremony will be Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm . The doors open at 6:00 pm and academic attire is required for participants. This is a non-ticketed ceremony. No tickets are needed to attend as a guest.

The registration for Black Congratulatory will close on April 1st. There will be no late registrations accepted!


2020 Black Congratulatory is Saturday, May 16, 2020at 7:00 pm!

After reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions page, all questions should be directed to BNAACC Director Nathan Stephens at (217) 333-2092 or