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2022 Cultural Graduate Celebrations

Dear Cal State LA Prospective Graduate,

Congratulations on your academic achievements and for reaching GRADUATION! We are glad that you are interested in participating in this year's Cultural Graduate Celebrations sponsored by the Cross Cultural Centers at Cal State LA


ALL Graduating Seniors who are interested are welcome to apply. Priority is given to Spring 2023 graduates, but Fall 2022 graduates are welcome to apply as well.


These ceremonies and celebrations are supplemental to University Commencement and are great opportunities to acknowledge your academic achievements, honor your families, communities, and to celebrate the cultural influences and traditions that have contributed to your academic success.


Each celebration has a specific location, time and date. Please see the individual applications for information.


You deserve to celebrate your achievements with cultural influences that are integral to your being and important to you and your community! APPLY NOW!


Please read through the application requirements carefully!

Application Checklist

To participate in the cultural grad celebration and to proceed further when applications open in February, the following will be required:

  1. 2x2 Inch Photo
    • The University-Student Union Graffix Department will be taking all photos for Cultural Grad booklets. More information about scheduling photo appointments to come.
  2. Acknowledgment 75-Word Statement
    • These 75 words are an opportunity to thank whom you'd like, express joy'mini reflection of what this day means to you!
    • i.e. "Thanks to my community, we did it!"
    • Please note: the acknowledgment statement DOES NOT need to be written in English.
  3. Method of payment
    • Online payments through paypal Icon (credit card or PayPal account) accepted only
    • Cost: $50.00 plus $1.80 processing fee.


75 words or less: below you will find an example; we encourage you to personalize your
own acknowledgments.

Sample Written Acknowledgment: "I would like to thank my parents for their support and encouragement throughout 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."

NOTE: The acknowledgment DOES NOT need to be written in English

Cultural Graduations

APIDA Graduate Celebration


Black Graduate Celebration


Nuestra Graduate Celebration


Pride Graduate Celebration


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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

MON - THUR: 8 AM - 7 PM
FRI: 8 AM - 5 PM
5154 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Room 206, 2nd Floor, U-SU
Phone: 323-343-5001
Fax: 323-343-5101