Senior Mwambo

Virtual Senior Mwambo 2021


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.


The term "Mwambo" lmeans 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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 12:00pm EST | UM Vimeo


Streaming Instructions

  1. Set your alarm: Be sure to save the date/time on your calendar for Virtual Senior Mwambo. The ceremony will begin streaming at 11:55am est on Tuesday, May 11th. 

  2. Invite friends, family and classmates: Be sure to share details of the ceremony and streaming with friends, family and classmates. 

  3. View the livestream ceremony: Virtual Senior Mwambo will stream on the University of Miami Vimeo Livestream account. Please test out the link prior to the ceremony to avoid technical difficulties. (

  4. Leave a comment for your graduate: Once you have accessed the Vimeo Livestream page, please leave a comment to celebrate your graduate. Please note: Comments will be moderated by UM leadership. 

  5. Post photos and videos: We encourage you to take photos and videos during Virtual Senior Mwambo and share them on social media. Please tag #UMwambo2021 and we will re-post your photos and videos on the @UM_MSA social media account. 

If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Senior Mwambo Ceremony, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (305) 284-2855.