Tyehimba Graduation 
Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m.
Fifth Third Arena (located on the Uptown Campus)


Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready!

To those of you who graduated in December 2018 and those who are planning to graduate in May 2019 and August 2019, you are invited to participate in: 


What is Tyehimba?

This will be the 28th Afro-centric 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?

This event is open to all colleges, all majors, and all degrees within the university.  We need you to make the 2019 Tyehimba Graduation Celebration a success, so please register by the deadline: Friday, April 12th.

Registration is $35 and includes:
Class Picture
Celebration Tassel

Submit your registration information online and pay your registration fee in person via money order or cash in the AACRC. Money Orders can also be sent by mail to the address below and should be addressed as pay to the order of 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: https://campuslink.uc.edu/submitter/form/start/252654

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 available to purchase for an additional $20. If you wish to order an AACRC stole, please indicate it on your online registration form. 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 class picture and rehearsal for Tyehimba will be:
Wednesday, May 1st at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM in Fifth Third Arena.

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