Senior Mwambo

The Senior Mwambo Ceremony is an African rite of passage ceremony that marks the transition of black graduates from their lives at the University of Miami to advanced education and professional careers. This ceremony was established in 1992 through the vision and love of a very dynamic and caring international student from Malawi, East Africa; Mr. Patrick A. Masala.

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EST
Location: Shalala Center Ballrooms
Registration Opens: March 4, 2024

About Senior Mwambo

The term "Mwambo" literally means ceremonial rite of passage. It is Chichewa and comes to us from Malawi, East Africa where it was founded. The Senior Mwambo is an African rite of passage ceremony designed to recognize the accomplishments of our black graduates and their families. It is a celebration of the transition from one stage of life to the next.For questions regarding the Senior Mwambo Ceremony, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at