Black Congratulatory Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If after reading the FAQs you still have questions, please email us at or call (217) 333-2092.

1) When is the 2023 Black Congratulatory Ceremony?

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Location: George Huff Hall; 1206 S. 4th Street, Champaign, IL 61820 

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

  • Doors open at 6:00 PM

 2) When and how can I register? 

Please register by using the following link:


 3) How many tickets do I receive?

This is a non-ticketed ceremony. NO TICKETS NEEDED! There is designated seating for individuals who are physically unable to climb the bleachers of Huff Hall and we ask that you are mindful and allow them to sit there. It is open seating everywhere else. Everyone is invited to attend.


 4) When is the last day for registration?

Registration closes on Aprill 16 at 11:59 PM CT

  • Late registration will not be accepted.


 5) Does it cost to participate?

Yes. The fee is $75.00. This fee is paid electronically through the registration form. No other forms of payment will be accepted.


 6)What is included in the $75.00 fee?

The $75.00 fee covers the following:

Kente Cloth Stole | Class Gift | Class Picture | Program Booklet/ And More!


 7) Can I just pay for the stole?

Unfortunately, no - the fee is all or nothing. We do not provide an “A La Carte” option.


8) Will the ceremony be live streamed?

Yes! Information Is forthcoming. 


9) Is my cap and gown included in the fee? If not, then where can I get my regalia?

Your cap & gown are NOT included in the Black Congratulatory fee. Click here for more information on how to order your commencement regalia. Your cap and gown are ordered through Herff Jones Cap & Gown Company and requires an additional payment. Please check the university's commencement website for more information:


10) When is the Black Congratulatory Photo?

We will take the 2023 class photo on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts (KCPA)

  • KCPA Address: 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
  • We will begin with the class photo promptly at 1:15 PM and then transition into college and individual photos
  • Please be prepared to arrive on-time and photo ready!
  • All graduates of 2023 are welcome to take the class photo. Individual Photos will be solely for paid Black Congratulatory Registrants


11) When is Black Grad Week? And what are the activities?

TBA soon!!


12) Communication Channels?

Please check your email regularly and follow BNAACC on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter,


Have additional questions? Please contact us at: