Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in attending the Black/Pan-African Graduation Celebration. Registration is now closed.

Event Information

WhenFriday, May 17, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.
DeadlineFriday, April 19, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.
Important Note: Only online payments will be accepted, and payment is required to submit your registration.
LocationThe Walter Pyramid
Parking Map
Cost to Participate


  • Registration and payment to participate in the program are completed online. All payments are final and there are no refunds.
  • You will receive two confirmation emails after registering. One will confirm your registration information while the other will confirm your payment receipt. Please be sure to list your email correctly to receive these important confirmation emails.
  • Submit your online payment with a major credit card/debit card or electronic check (e-Check) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2024.

*Note: Credit and/or Debit Card payments will incur a 2.75% service fee that will be added to the purchase total. This charge is assessed by CASHNet, Inc. and is paid directly to CASHNet, Inc. Service fee charges are non-refundable. E-Check payments are free of charge but please make sure your routing and account information is correct. If any returned e-Check payments occur for any reason, you will be charged a $20.00 dishonored e-Check fee per occurrence. Please check with your banking institution if you are not sure about your routing and/or account numbers for e-Check payments before making a payment. 

AttireGraduates must wear their graduation cap and gown.
Participants Will Receive
  • 5 Complimentary Digital Guest Tickets. No ticket is needed for the graduate. Additional guest tickets may be purchased for $5 each after the registration deadline if seating is available, or on the day of Black Grad at the Pyramid Box Office.
  • 1 Traditional Kente Sash
  • 1 Celebration T-Shirt
  • 1 Program
  • Unlimited Electronic Announcement
ADA Accommodation

To request disability-related accommodations for the graduate, complete the Bob Murphy Access Center Event Request Form.

*Note: Guest ADA accommodations may be requested during registration. Keep in mind, our event location is physically accessible via elevator, ramps, accessible pathways, etc. The CSULB Interactive Map may be utilized to view campus accessibility routes.

Student ConductParticipants are expected to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon the university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and to contribute positively to student and university life. For additional information, please review the CSULB Campus Regulations.