Graduation Ceremony & 10 Year Anniversary CelebrationNovember 18, 2017
It’s OU’s official 10-year anniversary cultivating leaders and providing education for the cannabis industry. Unofficially it’s been over 20 years since the Oaksterdam community and its leaders provided a safe place to medicate and educate in the area.
Oaksterdam University as well as the community, endured a lot over the past 20 years fighting for cannabis rights and freedoms. Activists, entrepreneurs, students, faculty and citizens have protested, progressed and now – years later – are starting to prosper in an industry we weren’t sure would exist. That is why it is so important that we celebrate this joint success this November 18th right here in the heart of Oaksterdam and directly across from beautiful Lake Merritt.
November 18, 2017
Scottish Rite Center,
5:00pm – 6:30pm
10 Year Anniversary Celebration & Award Show
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Scottish Rite Center
The Graduation & Award Ceremony will be held in Oakland, CA, at the Scottish Rite Center, nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Merritt. Lake Merritt boasts an elegantly lit 3.5-mile shoreline walk, many different lawn and shaded areas to enjoy picnics or to just hang out with friends, and offers lakeside dining or kayak rentals at the landmark Lake Chalet shoreline restaurant.
The Grand/Lakeshore District is also home to many different shops; the Oaktown Spice Shop and Lakeview Bicycles, and delicious restaurants; Lakeshore Cafe and Sidebar, and classic venues including the gorgeous Grand Lake Theater, one of the nation’s top ten vintage theaters, which was completed in the spring of 1926, and is a staple of Oakland’s history.
Doors Open: 5:00pm
The Graduation & Award Ceremony will be held in the Scottish Rite Centers main ballroom. The graduation ceremony is open to Alumni of Oaksterdam from April of 2012 to present. Alumni must RSVP in order to reserve a space at graduation.
The graduation ceremony is open to guests of all ages to come and watch. Bring your family and friends but don’t forget to RSVP and let us know how many people you are bringing. Graduates will receive a special commemorative certificate of graduation from Richard Lee, Dale Sky Jones and Dr. Aseem Sappal. A photographer will also be present for alumni to take photos with Oaksterdam Founder Richard Lee and other Oaksterdam faculty and pioneers.
Attending the graduation ceremony is absolutely free.
*Everyone interested in attending the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration including graduates must purchase tickets to the event.
O’Dammy Awards Show
The O’Dammy’s was an annual
We’d like to take the time to thank and recognize the numerous advocates, activists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, students, alumni, faculty, staff and everyday citizens that have stood up for cannabis.
Please join us as we look at the past, the present, the future and thank a movement like no other.
Dinner will be served in an elegant fashion, with plenty of options for vegans,