May 17, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm

Sargent Hall
120 Tremont Street
Function Room - First Floor
Boston, MA 02108

The 1913 Celebration is a recognition ceremony for graduating Students of Color, LGBTQ+ Students, and International Students.

1913 is the year Suffolk graduated its first student of color. Thaddeus Alexander Kitchener, from Kingston, Jamaica is thought to be Suffolk's first Black graduate as well as an international student. Since that time, Suffolk has graduated many diverse students from various backgrounds, cultures, countries of origin, genders, identities and expressions and sexual orientations. Browse the collection of our university archives for this and other historic Suffolk firsts.

Graduating: Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Students there will be a $10-non refundable fee to purchase a graduation stole. Cash is the only accepted form of payment and must be paid at the Office of Diversity Services located in the Sawyer Building - Suite 828 prior to placing the order with the vendor. 

Graduating students RSVP here: 1913 Registration - Note: Deadline April 21st by 5pm to purchase a stole and payment due.

This event is open to all Suffolk community members including: alumni, faculty, staff, and current students, in addition to the family and friends of those students being recognized.

Guest RSVP here: 1913 Registration - Note: Deadline May 9th by 5pm to register as a guest.

For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity Services at 617-573-8613 or e-mail