AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2018

Bridging our past with our present, the African American Cultural Celebration (AACC) serves as a traditional rite of passage that recognizes and affirms students of African descent who have completed a rigorous journey through academia at the University of Southern California. This largely attended celebration consists of 2 events, the AACC Recognition Dinner and the AACC Ceremony. This highly anticipated celebration unites students, families, and friends through culture and achievement.

AACC 2018 RECOGNITION DINNER:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Ballroom

AACC 2018 CEREMONY:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Bovard Auditorium

 

AACC 2018 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration to participate in the AACC 2018 Ceremony is FREE for ALL graduating students. ALL participants are required to register, click here to complete your registration.

 

AACC 2018 OPTIONAL PACKAGE

Registered graduates have the option to purchase the AACC 2018 Package beginning Monday, November 6, 2017. The last day to purchase a package is March 31, 2018. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE through the CBCSA WEBSITE. Please note that all purchases are non-refundable.

AACC 2018 Package includes:

  • (3) Tickets to the AACC 2018 Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (graduate +2 guests)
  • (8) Reserved Guest tickets to the AACC 2018 Ceremony on Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • (1) AACC 2018 Souvenir Book
  • (1) Specially designed USC Class of 2018 Kente Sash
  • (1) AACC 2018 Ceremony DVD

PAYMENT SCHEDULE DEADLINES

  • November 6, 2017 -December 31, 2017, your total cost is $150.00
  • January 1, 2018- February 28, 2018, your total cost is $180.00
  • March 1, 2018-March 31, 2018, your total cost is $200.00

 

AACC 2018 A la Carte Purchases

Individual purchases of package are available through the A la carte menu. The A la Carte Menu will become available on Monday, April 2, 2018. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE through the CBCSA WEBSITE. Please note that all purchases are non-refundable.

 

AACC 2018 SOUVENIR AD BOOK INFORMATION

Want to give a shout-out to your graduating friend? Does your family want to give you a shout-out to express how proud they are of you? Does your organization want to commend a student leader for a job well done? If so, submit an ad for the AACC 2018 Souvenir Book.
Payments for the Ad Book will begin Monday, November 6, 2017; all ads must be received by February 16, 2018. Please visit www.usc.edu/cbcsa for additional information.

El Rodeo Yearbook and Grad Fest

EL RODEO YEARBOOK PHOTOS
Each year, El Rodeo features a Graduates section with portraits of graduating students. All portraits are taken on campus, in the Student Union Building (STU) on the fourth floor. We will be using these portraits for the AACC Souvenir Books. If you have questions, or would like to place an order for the 2018 El Rodeo yearbook, please visit www.uscelrodeo.com or call (213) 740-2017.

To sign up for a photo session visit: http://uscelrodeo.com/portraits
Please use the USC password: TROY

USC GRAD FEST
Grad Fest is your one-stop event to purchase commencement-related items and ask questions. Vendor tables will be set up where students will be able to do everything from ordering caps and gowns to buying announcements and class rings. Graduating students are encouraged to attend
February 2018 (TBA). For additional information contact gradfair@usc.edu or 213-821-6239

 

AACC 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Friday, February 16, 2018 LAST DAY TO PURCHASE/PLACE ADS IN THE AACC SOUVENIR BOOK
Saturday, March 31, 2018 LAST DAY TO PURCHASE AACC PACKAGE
Monday, May 7, 2018 MANDATORY REHEARSAL, 5:00pm-7:00 pm, Bovard Auditorium
All students registered to participate in the AACC 2018 Ceremony must attend. Graduates who purchased the AACC 2018 package or a la carte items will receive their items at the rehearsal.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 AACC 2018 RECOGNITION DINNER: 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Ronald Tutor Center, Ballroom
Thursday, May 10, 2018 AACC 2018 CEREMONY: 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Bovard Auditorium
All graduates must arrive in cap and gown by 6:45pm to prepare for the processional and take pre-celebration photos.
Friday, May 11, 2018 THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY:
8:00am – 10:00am, Alumni Park

For additional information & questions about the African American Cultural Celebration please email blkgrad@usc.edu or contact the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at (213) 740-8257.