Latinx Graduation Celebration

Latinx Graduation Celebration

Congratulations to all the Latinx Graduation Celebration 2024 participants and their familias and guests!

  • View the online Latinx Grad 2024 event program here
  • Check out the photos taken by University photographers on the flickr albums!
  • In the summer, we will be posting event video recording information.

The Latinx Graduation Celebration (LGC), commoly referred to as "Latinx Grad," was created to honor the achievements of Chico State Latinx graduates and the contributions their families and friends have made during their education.  MEChA, a student organization, initiated this event in 1978 to encourage Latinos to pursue higher education. This diverse and intimate English/Spanish bilingual ceremony has flourished and now includes Latinx and non-Latinx students. 

When is the 2025 Latinx Graduation Celebration?

The 48th Annual Latinx Graduation Celebration is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2025, in Laxson Auditorium at 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm.  Two events are planned to accommodate the growing interest.  The two ceremony cohorts are assigned by academic college once the Latinx Grad application process closed.  The Latinx Graduation Celebration will not conflict with Chico State Commencement events. 

When does the Latinx Graduation Celebration application process open?

The application process will open in late February or early March of 2025.  

Eligibility Criteria

All participants in the Latinx Graduation Celebration 2025 must meet the following criteria at the time of their application.

  1. Undergraduate and graduate participants must have formally applied for graduation through the University and be eligible to participate in Chico State Commencement events.
  2. Participants must be graduating, or have graduated, with a Bachelor's or Master's degree from the University in one of the following terms: fall 2024, spring 2025, summer 2025, or fall 2025.

Participants may participate in the Latinx Graduation Celebration only once for the same degree.  Students completing only a credential degree or professional certificate are ineligible.

 Key Dates


 *Graduates are encouraged to note other important dates and deadlines associated with Chico State Commencement.


This website is updated as needed.  All information listed is subject to change.