Class of 2018 - Jabulani Celebration Black African Baccalaureate and Masters Ceremony




"Our Legacy: Cultivating Change"


The Mission of the  Black African Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctorate Ceremony is an Afrocentric celebration of the scholarly achievements of Black, African and African American students at San Francisco State University. 

The purpose of this celebration is to provide graduates and their families in a more intimate setting. Each graduate will be recognized for their accomplishment as they walk across the stage before their elders, friends and family.


 Congratulations to the graduates for their dedication, determination and self-motivation.






Friday, May 25, 2018

1600 Holloway (Main Gym)

San Francisco, CA 94132  

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(Doors open at 4 pm) 



Steps for Black Grad Registration 

1. Pay for Black Grad Online using Paypal using provided link below in the Payment section.

2. Complete the Jabulani Application 

Jabulani Registration (1).pdf
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 and email registration form to  

3. If you are interested in being a Student Speaker, complete Black_Grad_Student_Speaker_Form and email the form to

4. Email a current graduation and baby picture PDF or JPEG only to    

5. Receive a conformation for your complete registration May 1st -18th, 2018 from Black Grad Committee. 

We will not turn students away for lack of funds therefore if you are facing hardships and would still like to participate for jabulani we have a Hardship Scholarship funded by Career Services and Leadership Development(CSLD).

Jabulani Hardship Scholarship

Scholarship Form 1 (1).pdf
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Payment Information

Registration Fees are payable February 26, 2017 – May 18, 2018. Fees are as follows:

February 26, 2018 - March 23, 2018: $60

March 24, 2018 - April 13, 2018: $65

April 14, 2018 – May 4, 2018: $70

May 5, 2018 - May 18, 2018: $75

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**Students if someone else is purchasing your registration for you please email us with the receipt # or confirmation # with your registration form to ensure that it is YOUR name in our program and not who ever is purchasing the ticket.**

Black Grad Questions :


1. What do I wear?

Graduates can wear their Cap and Gowns or Cultural traditional clothing or their Sunday Best - Professional attire only. No jeans or flip flops. 

2. How many ticket do I get?  

Each Graduate will be given 11 to 15 tickets, depending on the amount of graduates attending. 

3. What should I do if I need more tickets?

All graduates should network with other Graduates at rehearsal and obtain extra tickets that they may need to accommodate their family needs.

4. When can I pick up my tickets?

All Graduates will be given their tickets at rehearsal.

5. When is rehearsal?

Rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, May 22 from 5-7pm and Wednesday, May 23 from 5 - 7pm in the Main Gym.

Any other questions please email or join us on Facebook


Thank you









Food For Thought

"I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. . . . Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife." - Zora Neale Hurston

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