Graduation Celebration

Multicultural Center Celebrations

Graduate Recognition

Celebration of Excellence

The Multicultural Center hosts the annual Celebration of Excellence Congratulatory Ceremony to acknowledge the accomplishments of students and to celebrate identity, belonging, culture, and intersectionality. This graduation celebration has been hosted on our campus to honor the significance of this achievement to students and families of communities that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. 

The Celebration of Excellence ceremony will be held Friday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Pruis Hall. Capacity is limited to the first 150 students who sign-up. Students may bring a maximum of two guests to this event. Please sign up by Friday, April 14th. 

For more information regarding Celebration of Excellence, please contact 

Lavender Graduation

Are you a Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023 graduate? Do you identify within the LGBTQIA+ Community? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you should register for Lavender Graduation! 

Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration of of the persistence and achievement of LGBTQIA+ individuals graduating from Ball State. Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 graduates of all undergraduate and graduate programs are welcome to register. Graduates will receive lavender cords, a rainbow tassel, and a Lavender Graduation certificate as a token of our appreciation. The event will include an honoree ceremony. The deadline to register for this event is April 13, 2023. 

The Lavender Graduation ceremony will be held Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Registration for the ceremony can be completed here

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email

Multicultural Achievement Awards

The Multicultural Center recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions to the university's commitment to diversity and multiculturalism at their annual achievement awards.