Pre-Commencement Events


Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony

The Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony is an opportunity for graduates, faculty, and families to gather together and express gratitude for the Whittier College experience. The Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony is a bookend to the President's Convocation, which students attended during Orientation.

Cultural Graduate Celebrations

The cultural graduate celebrations are free and open to graduates, friends, and family. 

Latinx Graduation

The Latinx Graduation is an intimate bilingual celebration where family, friends, and community members come together to highlight the achievements and personal success of graduating seniors, in the spirit and traditions of Latino cultures.

Asian/Pacific Islander Graduation

The API Graduation honors the academic and personal achievements of our graduating students of Asian and Pacific Islander descent.

Lavender Graduation

The Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony that honors the achievements and contributions of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students. Undergraduate and graduate candidates are invited to take part in the celebration.

Black Graduation

The Black Graduation honors and recognizes the accomplishments of our students of African descent. This specialized celebration allows students to celebrate their graduation in an atmosphere that honors their cultural heritage.


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