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Donning of the Kente

Donning (or putting on) of the Kente stole is a rites of passage for students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to move to the next chapter in their lives. The Kente cloth is to be worn with graduation regalia. It is made of fabrics from Ghana, woven together intricately with symbolism. We invite undergraduate and graduate students who have participated in programing, a CMSS organization, or have worked in the office to join the ceremony and reception. 

The Donning of the Kente Graduation Ceremony is held each December and May to celebrate commencement. 

Join us on May 04, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Festival Ballroom for the May 2023 Donning of the Kente Celebration. 

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