Dear Cal State LA Prospective Graduate,
Congratulations on your academic achievements and for reaching an educational goal you have worked toward for several years – GRADUATION! We are glad that you are participating in the Cultural Graduate Celebrations, sponsored by the Cross Cultural Centers at Cal State LA.
These ceremonies and celebrations are great opportunities to acknowledge your academic achievements, honor your families, communities, and other significant people in your lives, and to celebrate the cultural influences that have contributed to your academic success.
Participation is open to all students who register. We look forward to celebrating your Cal State LA graduation season with you!
If you are graduating in May 2018, stop by the Cross Cultural Centers for information on the four Cultural Grad Celebrations: Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Grad, Black Grad, Queer Pride Grad and Chicanx Latinx Raza Grad.
Applications to participate in the graduate celebrations will be available on Friday, February 2, 2018, through March 29, 2018, by Or until participant spaces are filled whichever comes first. We reserve the right to end registration.
To participate in the cultural grad celebration and to proceed further when applications open on February 2nd, the following will be required:
75 words or less; below you will find an example; we encourage you to personalize your own acknowledgements.
"I would like to thank my parents for their support and encouragement through my long journey at Cal State LA Without my family and friends, I would not have accomplished all my goals. I would also like to thank all my professors for pushing me to work harder. I am grateful for all the wonderful memories and great friends I made at this university, and I will keep striving for the next big thing."
Cultural Grad Photo Requirements
Cultural Grad Information
The Asian Pacific Islander American Desi Grad Celebration is a culturally-focused ceremony that celebrates Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American communities.
Please make sure you have all have all three items on the Application Checklist above ready. #CalStateLAapidaGrad #APIDAatCalStateLAThe fee to participate in the APIDA Grad Celebration is $50.00 (plus $1.80 online processing fee) that includes:
The 31th Annual Celebration of Black Graduates, sponsored by the Pan African Student Resource Center, is a ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduates of the Black/African diaspora.
Please remember to have your 2x2 inch photo for submission, 75 word acknowledgement statement with your CIN and payment. Please note that we only accept PayPal payment online. #CalStateBlackGrad #BlackAtCalStateLAThe fee to participate in the Black Grad Celebration is $50.00 (plus $1.80 online processing fee) includes:
We are excited to present the 13th Queer PRIDE Graduate Celebration. is a ceremony that celebrates the achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Two-spirit, Asexual graduates.
Please remember to have your 2x2 inch photo for submission, 75 word acknowledgement statement with your CIN and payment. Please note that we only accept PayPal payment online. #CalStateLAPrideGrad #QueerAtCalStateLA #LGBTatCalStateLAThe fee to participate in the Queer Pride Grad Celebration is $50.00 (plus $1.80 online processing fee) includes:
We can accept 30 student participants in the Pride Grad Celebration. Participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fees are non-refundable.
The Raza Grad Celebration is a culturally focused ceremony that celebrates Chicanx/Latinx communities.
Please remember to have your 2x2 inch photo for submission, 75 word acknowledgement statement with your CIN and payment. Please note that we only accept PayPal payment online. #CalStateLARazaGrad #clsrcFamilia #clsrcCulturaThe fee to participate in the Chicanx Latinx Raza Grad Celebration is $50.00 (plus $1.80 online processing fee) includes:
- Asian Pacific Islander
Student Resource Center
- Chicana/o Latina/o
Student Resource Center
- Cultural Graduate Celebrations
- Distinguished Women Awards
- Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
- Leadership For Social Justice Series
- Operations, Goals, and
- Pan African Student
- Services & Resources
- Women Of Color
Mon - Fri : 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat - Sun : Closed 5154 State University Drive
Room 206, U-SU
Los Angeles, CA 90032