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Signature Events

Throughout the school year, the BSA strives to adapt to the needs and wants of the community when creating programming to best serve members' needs. While each school year's programming grows and changes with our community, members can look forward to three annual signature BSA events.

Black Convocation

BSA kicks off every school year with Black Convocation, a celebration welcoming the new Black first-years to Harvard and to the Black community. Students gather in all white for an incredible presentation of unity and support, with wisdom from students, alumni, and faculty, a showcase of student talent, and a celebration of the strength and importance of Harvard's Black community.

Apollo Night

Apollo Night is BSA's annual talent show featuring Black performers from Harvard and nearby schools competing for a cash prize. This perennially sold out show is one of the most anticipated events on the Black community calendar.

Black Legacy Ball

Every February, BSA has a celebration of Black culture and the achievements of Black people at the College and beyond. Black Legacy Ball provides an opportunity for Black students to gather to commemorate Black History Month and acknowledge the advances that students and faculty in our community have made.  We celebrate Black high schoolers, current undergraduates, and alumni in and outside of the Harvard community who have made significant strides in improving the lives of Black people everywhere.

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