On behalf of African American Programs & Services, we commend you for your hard work, persistence, and perseverance in achieving your educational goal and graduating from Northern Kentucky University!

What is Sherehe?

Sherehe is an Afrocentric Graduation Ceremony held twice a year at the end of Fall and Spring Semester.This celebration does not take the place of the official university commencement ceremony, but is intended to provide African and African American graduates with an intimate and African-centered recognition honoring their achievement among a community of family, peers, and friends. During the ceremony, there is an opportunity for family members to play an active role in the ceremony by donning the graduates with a Kente academic stole (provided compliments of of African American Programs & Services), acknowledging the graduates' degree/certificate attainment.

In order to participate in the Sherehe ceremony, we ask that you complete the following: 

1. Register for the event by using this link and let us know you will be attending the event:

If you have any questions, please contact AAP&S at (You may register up to 4 guests) 

2. Check your email for the welcome email for directions, and for any subsequent updates until the day of the event. 

3. Please send in one baby picture and one current picture to by April 17th if you would like to be included in the memory show/book. 

We are so proud you have made it to the end of this journey and wish you the best in your future endeavors! Please contact us ( should you have any questions or concerns.