The Black Faculty, Staff and Student Association at Cal State San Bernardino will honor black students in the 25th annual Black Graduation on June 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Coussoulis Arena.

The ceremony is a cultural recognition for graduating black students, and a great opportunity for family and friends to celebrate with them.

Participating graduates must wear a cap and gown, traditional African or business attire, and arrive at 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. and ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Participants will be presented with a Kente sash during the ceremony, and receive a T-shirt and certificates of recognition.  

There is no additional cost or tickets required for family and friends.

For accessibility or accommodation requests, contact Lori Caruthers Collins at (909) 537-5328 or; 72-hour notice required.

For any questions regarding the event, contact

For safety purposes, all guests are asked to not bring backpacks, large bags, oversized purses, wrapped gifts, balloons, outside food or drinks, silly string, selfie sticks, lasers, chains, fireworks, lighters, matches, weapons or anything that may cause concern. Searches will be conducted at the doors.

Visit the BFSSA website to learn more about its membership and organizations.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit