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.

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.

Watch Virtual Senior Mwambo 2020


Friday, May 8, 2020 | 12:30pm EST | UM Vimeo

virtual celebration flyer

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