Tyehimba

Tyheimba Graduates at the pre-ceremony with raised fists.

Tyehimba Graduation 

Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready!

What is Tyehimba?

Tyehimba is the Afrocentric Graduation Celebration designed for graduates of the University of Cincinnati to acknowledge their achievements. The Celebration is a recognition of graduates and an expression of thanks to the faculty, staff, family, friends, and the community for their assistance.  The word Tyehimba means “We Stand as a Nation”, and our hope is that you will stand beside us as a participant.  

How do I register and what do I get?

The registration link and additional information will be provided early March. 

The registration fee is $35 and includes:

  • Certificate
  • Group Picture 
  • Participation T-shirt
  • Celebration Tassel

Submit your registration information online and pay the registration fee by credit card via our payment site, or with a money order by visiting or mailing it to the African American Cultural & Resource Center located at 60 W Charlton St. Money orders should be addressed to the University of Cincinnati. No personal checks will be accepted.  

The African American Cultural & Resource Center
60 W. Charlton St. 
PO Box 210386 
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0386

Registration Link: the updated link will be provided early March. 

Be sure your email address is correct when you register as all further communication will occur via email. 

Important things to know:

All graduates must provide their own mortarboard cap and gown, and should you choose to wear it, a kente cloth stole. The AACRC will have a limited number of customized kente cloth stoles (pictured above) available to purchase for an additional $25. If you wish to order an AACRC stole, please indicate it on your online registration form and add the stole to your cart when paying the registration fee. You can also purchase non-customized kente cloth stoles from the UC bookstore and Kilimanjaro Art Store at the corner of Ludlow and Clifton Ave. The AACRC stoles will be provided on the day of the event unless otherwise requested. 

 
What does Tyehimba look like? 
Take a look at the 2017 celebration highlight video produced by Ciara Cruder: 
https://youtu.be/DmkyTsZwGzw
 
We look forward to celebrating with you! For questions, please contact us at (513) 556-1177 or ucaacrc@ucmail.uc.edu.
 
Harambee!
AACRC Staff