CCC:Cultural Graduate Celebration

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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 in part 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.

The ceremonies are open to all students who register to participate. We look forward to celebrating your Cal State LA graduation season with you!

If you are graduating in May 2017, stop by the CCC for information on the four Cultural Grad Celebrations; Asian Pacific Islander Grad, Black Grad, LGBTQIA Pride Grad, and Chicanx Latinx Raza Grad. Applications to participate in the graduate celebrations will be available on

Wednesday, February 13, 2017, through March 29, 2017 by
Or until participant spaces are filled, whichever comes first. We reserve the right to end registration.


Cultural Grad Information


Asian Pacific Islander Grad Celebration

2017 Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Celebration Packet PDF | 111kb

Saturday, May 13, 2017   |  
U-SU Theatre, 1st Floor, U-SU

The Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center Grad Celebration is a culturally-focused ceremony that celebrates Asian, Pacific Islander communities.

You may submit your API Grad application online here or visit us with complete application form. Please remember to have your 2x2 inch photo for submission with your CIN. Please note that we only accept PayPal payment online. #CalStateLAapiGrad #APIatCalStateLA

The fee to participate in the API Grad Celebration is $50.00 ($51.80 if paying online) includes:
  • Program book with photo and acknowledgements
  • Certificate
  • An elegant sash
  • Seating for the graduate plus reserved seating for 5 guests.
  • A reception with light refreshments.

Black Grad Celebration

2017 Black Graduate Celebration Packet PDF | 131kb

Sunday, May 14, 2017   |  
Luckman Fine Arts Complex

The 30th Annual Celebration of Black Graduates, sponsored by the Pan African Student Resource Center, accepts Black Grad application online here. Please remember to have your 2x2 inch photo for submission with your CIN and payment. Please note that we only accept PayPal payment online. #CalStateBlackGrad #BlackAtCalStateLA

The fee to participate in the Black Grad Celebration is $50.00 ($51.80 if paying online) includes:
  • Program book with photo and acknowledgements
  • Certificate
  • An elegant sash
  • Ten (10) tickets for 10 guests (assigned seats in the Luckman Fine Arts Complex).

Queer Pride Grad Celebration

2017 Queer Pride Graduate Celebration Packet PDF | 172kb

Saturday, May 13, 2017   |  
Los Angeles Room, 3rd Floor, U-SU

We are excited to present the 12th Queer PRIDE Graduate Celebration. This Ceremony is sponsored by the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC).

You may submit your application online here. Please remember to have your 2x2 inch photo for submission with your CIN and payment. Please note that we only accept PayPal payment online. #CalStateLAPrideGrad #QueerAtCalStateLA #LGBTatCalStateLA

The fee to participate in the Queer Pride Grad Celebration is $50.00 ($51.80 if paying online) includes:
  • Graduate Celebration Sash
  • Program book with photo and acknowledgements
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Reception with entertainment, light refreshments and beverages.
  • Seating for the graduate plus reserved seating for 5 guests. There will be additional general seating available at no cost, but this seating is not reserved.

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.

Chicanx Latinx Raza Grad Celebration


2017 Chicanx Latinx Raza Graduate Celebration Packet PDF | 111kb

Sunday, May 14, 2017   |  
Luckman Fine Arts Complex

The Raza Grad Celebration is a culturally focused ceremony that celebrates Chicanx/Latinx communities.

You may submit your application online here. Please remember to have your 2x2 inch photo for submission with your CIN and payment. Please note that we only accept PayPal payment online. #CalStateLARazaGrad #clsrcFamilia #clsrcCultura

The fee to participate in the Chicanx Latinx Raza Grad Celebration is $50.00 ($51.80 if paying online) includes:
  • Five (5) graduate books with photo and acknowledgments
  • Certificate
  • An elegant sash
  • Eight (8) tickets for 8 guests (assigned seats in the Luckman Fine Arts Complex).

Cultural Grad photo submission only


Please use the button below to submit your cultural grad photo only. The deadline to submit your photo is Thursday, March 30, 2017 by 4 pm.




Cultural Grad Photo Requirements


Sample photos and diagram
Cultural Grad Photo Sample 1 Cultural Grad Photo Sample 2 Cultural Grad Photo Sample 3
  • You MUST provide 1 photo with each application
  • Color or Black & White
  • Professional attire
  • Cap and gown preferred
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera (no selfie)
  • The head is about 1 inch from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head (see diagram)
  • Photo submitted will not be returned
  • Digital photo needs to be in high resolution quality at least 200dpi
  • File size at least 1MB
  • Dimension of the photo is 2” x 2” or 600 x 600 pixels
  • Your picture should be save as a jpeg, png, pdf or tiff only, no other format will be accepted.
Cultural Grad Photo Sample 1
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CCC OFFICE HOURS
Mon - Thu : 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri : 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat - Sun : Closed
5154 State University Drive
Room 206, U-SU
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-5001
Fax: 323-343-5101


OFFICE HOURS
Mon - Thu : 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri : 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat - Sun : Closed
5154 State University Drive
Room 206, U-SU
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-5001
Fax: 323-343-5101
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