InterConnect Ceremony

May 21, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. | Merrick Lecture Hall

International students and students who strongly identify as having an international background have made Goucher home for a number of years. The Office of Global Education began honoring these students in the spring of 2018.

The InterConnect ceremony recognizes how far students have traveled both geographically as well as culturally to be successful. If you are an international student in F-1 status, another nonimmigrant visa holder, dual citizen, immigrant, or Third Culture Kid, you are welcome to participate. 


More Information

  • Students are welcome to share their ideas to make it festive. This could include photos, music, speeches, etc. Students who are participating in the InterConnect Ceremony can start planning their video/photo contributions. After registration, you will receive further instructions.
  • Students identify someone to don them with their stole.
  • Family, friends, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend.


Choosing a Stole

Students who participate in the InterConnect, Latinx Triunfos and Donning of the Kente Ceremonies will receive a choice of a Kente, Serape, or flag stole. Only one stole per person through Goucher, regardless of the number of ceremonies attended. Flag stoles may have up to two countries. Graduates must attend a ceremony in order to receive a stole.



Registration is now closed.


Photos from InterConnect 2023

Interconnect Ceremony May 2023