Cultural Graduation Ceremonies
(Dates, times and locations to be announced)
Members of the University community and general public are invited to take part in or support the graduates by attending any or all of the following celebrations.
The Asian Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration complements the main Commencement in that it specifically acknowledges and celebrates Pacific Islander/Asian American graduates and their families.
The Black Graduation Celebration is an opportunity for the University to acknowledge the achievements of African-American students, and for the students to thank their families, friends, faculty and mentors.
The Rainbow Graduation Celebration is a time for the queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, questioning, same-gender-loving people and their friends, family, and allies to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the last year and to recognize those moving on to the next chapter in their lives.
The Raza Graduation Celebration is for students of Native American, Latino or Chicano heritage, many of whom are first-generation college grads. This special celebration allows them to personally thank those who have gone out of their way to help them achieve their goal of a college degree.