Tyheimba Graduates at the pre-ceremony with raised fists.

Tyehimba Celebration

Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready!

What is Tyehimba?

Tyehimba is the Afrocentric Celebration designed for graduates of the University of Cincinnati to acknowledge their achievements. The word Tyehimba means “We Stand as a Nation,” and this celebration recognizes students and the village that have helped them reach this milestone.

How do I register and what do I get?

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

Registration 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 purchase the stole on our payment site. 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 of rehearsal unless otherwise requested. 

What does Tyehimba look like? 
Take a look at the 2023 celebration highlight video produced by J/L Productions: 

We look forward to celebrating with you! For questions, please contact us at (513) 556-1177 or ucaacrc@ucmail.uc.edu.