Class of 2019 - Jabulani Celebration Black African Baccalaureate, Masters & Doctorate Ceremony




"I Am Because We Are: Unity Is Strength, Division Is Weakness"


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 24, 2019

1600 Holloway (Main Gym)

San Francisco, CA 94132  

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(Doors open at 4:30 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 and email the registration form to  

Black Grad Registration (2).pdf
Black Grad Registration Form (3).pdf
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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 confirmation for your complete registration on a rolling basis & no later than May 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

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Payment Information

Registration Fees are payable February 28, 2019 – May 3, 2019. Fees are as follows:

February 28, 2019 - March 22, 2019: $65

March 23, 2019 - April 26, 2019: $70

April 27, 2019 – May 3, 2019: $75

Payment Instructions


IMPORTANT: Please ensure that the correct Student Org Fund # is entered when making a payment. The Student Org Fund # starts with the letter “U” followed by four digits (Jabulani’s would be: U1163)

Credit cards accepted: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

After payment is completed, payers will automatically be emailed a confirmation receipt. The authorized student organization President and Treasurer will be emailed an online payment update within 1-3 business days.

By Cashiers Check or Personal Check:

 Make check payable to Jabulani

Mailing Address:  1600 Holloway Ave SSB Room 206 San Francisco, CA 94132. 


**Students if someone else is purchasing your registration after April 12 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 whoever is purchasing the ticket.**

Black Grad Questions :

1. What do I wear?

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

Here are some links to some bay area African attire shops. 

The African Outlet:
4942 3rd St.  San Francisco, Ca 94124

Wilsdoms African Designs 
Check online new arrivals and  check size chart call store for an appointment.

Lola's African Apparel
2703 Street #112 Berkeley, Ca 94710

Ishine Global LLC. African Clothing
620 W 2nd St, Antioch, CA 94509

Berkeley (Ashby) Flea Market   (Ashby Bart Station)
1937 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, Ca 94703
Open Saturdays & Sundays 7AM-7PM

2. How many tickets do I get?  

Each Graduate will be given 11 to 15 tickets, depending on the number 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 a rehearsal?

Rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd from 5-7pm and Thursday, May 23rd from 5 - 7 pm 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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