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2022 Cultural Graduate Celebrations

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 interested in participating in this year’s 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 and traditions 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!

The Cross Cultural Centers is excited to announce that applications for the 2022 Cultural Graduate Celebrations will open on February 14. The deadline to apply will be March 16. Please anticipate more information in the nearing weeks. We do not have confirmed information at the moment. If you have any pressing questions, you may email and we will try to get back to you within 48 hours of your email.

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
    • 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

Saturday, May 21
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Black Graduate Celebration

Sunday, May 22
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nuestra Graduate Celebration

Sunday, May 22
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pride Graduate Celebration

Thursday, May 19
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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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