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William Sidney Pittman Graduation Celebration

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

6 p.m. ET
Main Auditorium
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

As an important Drexel University tradition, we celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of Drexel's graduating students of the African diaspora each year at our William Sidney Pittman Graduation Ceremony. In honor of William Sidney Pittman, the first African American graduate at Drexel, we recognize all graduates whose legacy and contributions to their respective fields have paved the way for the success of others in their educational, personal, and professional endeavors.

The entire Drexel community is invited to view this year's Ceremony, as it will be livestreamed on the ceremony page. If you are student that lives far away and are unable to attend, you're also welcome to join us virtually.

Please Note: Students who have applied for graduation and self-identify as members of the African diaspora will receive an email invitation for this event. Anyone who is eligible to participate but did not previously self-identify should contact the Center for Black Culture at for information on participating.