Afrikan American Farewell Celebration

The 26th Annual Afrikan American Farewell Celebration

Saturday | May 5, 2018

Archie Griffin Ballroom | Ohio Union


History of the Afrikan American Farewell Celebration

In 1992, the Afrikan American Farewell Celebration was created to observe the scholastic achievements of African American students, as well as to celebrate their current and future successes.

In the face of the many struggles and obstacles related to college life, those who have participated, have persevered in obtaining their respective educational degrees and accolades.

This annual tradition has grown to include more than 150 graduates, along with 2,000-plus family and friends, and serves as an ongoing staple within the African American community here at The Ohio State University.

Program Details:

The Afrikan American Farewell Celebration is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students at The Ohio State University. The program designed to celebrate the transition of college through rituals, traditions and ceremonies of Afrcan and American culture welcomes all students. Registration for the program will open November 17, 2017. 

Registration Information: 

**Register online at

Early Bird Registration- Friday, November 17, 2017 until Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Cost $30.00 

Regular Registration- Monday, February 19, 2018 until Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Cost $40.00 

Late Registration- Monday, March 26, 2018 until Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Cost $60.00 


Cost Associated:

The fee for the program includes:


Actual Price

Our price

Kente stole priced




Lapel pin




Graduate certificate




Diploma cover




Four tickets to the reception held directly after the ceremony




Personalized press release




Commemorative graduate booklet




Total actual cost: $105

Early Registration: $30.00 (70% discount, best value)

Regular Registration: $40.00 (62% discount)

Late Registration: $60.00 (43% discount)

For more information/questions about the Afrikan American Farewell Celebration email us at

Sponsoring Organizations:

The Office of Student Life:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

The Office of Student Life, Sorority and Fraternity Life:

National Pan-Hellenic Council:

The Office of Student Life, Multicultural Center:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Hale Center:

Alumni Association: