First-Year & Transfer Student Celebration

Umoja Welcome Ceremony

This ceremony is held at the beginning of each fall semester to welcome our first-year and transfer students of color to Susquehanna. As people of color, we recognize that it is important to have a village to bolster your success. At SU, your village will consist of faculty, staff and other students. The Umoja Welcome Ceremony introduces you to this village, and your SU Connect mentor, with whom you will grow with over the next four years.


Senior Celebrations

Lavender Graduation Cording Ceremony

Recognizes LGBTQ+ graduating students, and celebrates the adversity they have overcome to successfully complete their degrees.

Umoja Stoling Ceremony

Honors our graduating students of color, and recognizes the distinct challenges they encounter and the victories they win as they navigate their way to graduation.

First-Generation Pinning Ceremony

Celebrates first-generation college student graduates.

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Marks the transition from officer trainee to leader of soldiers, resulting in a cadet becoming a commissioned officer.

Honoring Ceremony for Native Students

Celebrates graduating Native American students for their achievements and contributions to the university over their last four years.