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Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Multicultural Graduation Celebrations

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

In addition to our University Commencement Ceremonies for your Academic Department(s), you are also invited to participate in our Multicultural Graduation Celebrations, which will take place on:

Tuesday, May 15
Native Graduation Celebration
6 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Room 144

Reception immediately following at the PAC Courtyard.

Wednesday, May 16
Veteran Graduation Celebration
7 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Room 134

Reception immediately following at the PAC Courtyard.

Thursday, May 17
Asian & Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration
7 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Room 144

Reception immediately following at the PAC Courtyard.

Saturday, May 19
Latinx Graduation Celebration (LGC)
1 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium (tickets required)
Simulcast in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium (tickets required)

Livestream via the web will be available. Reception immediately following on the Ayres Hall Lawn.
The 2018 LGC Application is now closed, as capacity has been reached.

The LGC Fund Award is for students who participate in the Latinx Graduation Celebration and are choosing to continue their education. For additional information please see the LGC Fund Award application (PDF). Application deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018

Saturday, May 19
Black Graduation Celebration
2 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Room 144

Reception immediately following at the PAC Courtyard.

If you would like to participate in the Black Graduation Ceremony, please register (PDF) and pay.

Sunday, May 20
Lavender Graduation Celebration
1 p.m.
Zingg Recital Hall

Reception immediately following at the PAC Courtyard.
Register for the Lavender Graduation Celebration(opens in new window)

This celebration is open to LGBTQ+ and allies! For any future information, please contact:
Krystle Tonga
Program Coordinator
Cross-Cultural Leadership Center
California State University, Chico
Phone: 530-898-4101
Email: cultural@csuchico.edu 

These celebrations provide an opportunity to acknowledge your academic achievements and honor your family, friends, and other significant people who have helped you achieve this amazing accomplishment. The ceremonies are open to all students who would like to sign up and participate.


"The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match, each one of you is a fuse." – Ed Koch