MSUM holds sash ceremony for graduating international and multicultural students May 11

Thursday, May 11 | 4 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom

Minnesota State University Moorhead will host a sash ceremony for international and multicultural students on Thursday, May 11 at 4 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom.  

Graduating international students will receive a sash to represent their country of citizenship, graduating multicultural students will receive an affinity sash, and exchange students will receive a certificate of appreciation.   

“We know the hard work and dedication our international and multicultural students devote to graduate,” said Fumi Cheever, MSUM’s Global Engagement Director. “Students wear their graduation sashes during commencement to showcase their pride for their country of citizenship and their culture.” 

May’s ceremony includes 31 international students and three exchange students representing 17 countries, as well as 41 multicultural graduate and undergraduate students from six states.   

Student speakers include:  

  • Temiloluwa Ajayi, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nigeria, will speak for the international students 
  • Nicole Nimako-Boateng, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ghana, will speak for the multicultural students 

This special ceremony is sponsored by MSUM’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Center for Global Engagement.  

MSUM is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event. If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend this event, please contact Chuck Eade at You will be contacted individually to discuss your request.