Sat., May 4, 2024
7:00 - 9:00pm
Power Center



The Black Celebratory celebrates the commonalities and differences that characterize the experiences of African Americans and other students at the University of Michigan.  In upholding the expectation of the first Black Celebratory in 1994, this program serves as an example of the University of Michigan’s commitment to diversity and African American students.

The ceremony acknowledges the value and uniqueness of the African American experience and serves to commemorate the accomplishments of those students who participate in the Black Celebratory.  The Black Celebratory recognizes faculty and staff who provide academic enrichments, research opportunities, programs, and activities that promote the communal striving and sense of accountability that help students achieve. 

The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), in partnership with the Black Celebratory Planning Committee, this annual celebration to honor, respect, and remember those from our past and present communities who could only dream of the opportunity.  This ceremony marks a tradition of valuing our cultural offerings, not only to the University but to the world.



Black Celebratory 2024


Black Celebratory 2023


Black Celebratory 2022


The Black Celebratory was first held in 1994.