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Latinx Graduation Celebration

Frequently Asked Questions


About the Latinx Graduation Celebration

The Latinx Graduation Celebration (LGC) was created to honor the achievement of Latinx graduates, and the contributions their families and friends have made during their education. MEChA created 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. A student-run committee volunteers their time to produce the event for the graduates. 

Is LGC considered a commencement?

LGC is a special celebration, but does not replace official University Commencement ceremonies. 

Who coordinates LGC?

A committee of student volunteers, each advised by a campus professional, coordinates LGC annually.

Why “Latinx”?

In 2017, the LGC Committee voted to change the name of “Latino Graduation Celebration” to “Latinx Graduation Celebration” to be more gender inclusive.

About LGC

When will the Latinx Graduation Celebration occur?

The virtual celebration will be recorded and can be viewed at any time.

What will the Latinx Graduation Virtual Celebration look like?

The virtual celebration will include a keynote speaker, a faculty or staff member to be selected from participants’ nominations. In addition, each participant will have the opportunity to submit a video or photo, and a personal message that will be highlighted on a dedicated slide. A multimedia compilation will then be created and made available for viewing online. Instructions for submitting a video or photo. (PDF)

Can I participate in both the University Commencement and the Latinx Graduation Celebration?

Yes, the LGC schedule allows a graduate to take part in University Commencement exercises.

Is LGC information on the web, or on social media?

LGC participant criteria

Who can participate in LGC?

All participants of the Latinx Graduation Celebration (LGC) must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  1. Undergraduate and graduate participants must have formally applied for graduation through the University and be eligible to participate in the University Commencement exercises.
  2. Participants must be graduating from the University in one of the following terms: the previous fall, current spring, coming summer, or following fall. 

LGC application process

What is the application process?  How do I register?

  • The link to the online LGC 2020 Application form will be available on the LGC website.

    1)  Graduate submits an LGC 2020 Application form, including a personal message and photo or video. 

    2)  LGC will then review the application data and verify each applicant's eligibility.  Only applicants who do NOT meet the criteria will be contacted.  If you do not hear from us, this means your application was successful.

When will the LGC Application open?

The LGC application will open on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Is there an LGC application deadline?

Yes, the application process will close at midnight on Friday, June 19, 2020.

How can I access the LGC Application?

The LGC Application form will be accessible, once it opens, via the LGC website at

How much is the LGC fee?

There  is no fee to participate in LGC 2020.

What to expect after you have submitted an LGC application

Will I get an email notice from LGC confirming that my application was received?

No. Immediately after you submit a LGC application form, an automated pop-up window will be generated acknowledging your submission of the form. NO OTHER CONFIRMATION NOTICE WILL BE SENT.


What are alternative ways to view the Latinx Graduation Celebration?

The virtual celebration will be recorded and can be viewed at any time.

Can I come back and do the celebration next year?

It is unknown at the time. We will have to make those decisions based on capacity next year.

Do LGC participants get special sash?

Only participants that have previously served as an LGC committee chair receive a special sash. However, all LGC participants will receive a certificate and commemorative cord in the mail to the address provided in the application.

If you have further questions, contact the LGC Chair at