Pre-Commencement Events


Cultural Graduate Celebrations

The cultural graduate celebrations are free and open to graduates, friends, and family. To participate in any of the virtual graduation ceremonies, including Commencement (May 22) and Cultural Celebrations (Latinx, APIDA, BSA, Lavender), complete the Participation Form.

Please direct questions about the Cultural Graduation Celebrations to

Latinx Graduation | Sunday, May 16 @ 12 p.m.

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 | Tuesday, May 18 @ 4 p.m.

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

Lavender Graduation | Wednesday, May 19 @ 4 p.m.

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 | Thursday, May 20 @ 4 p.m.

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.


Office of Equity and Inclusion at or 562.907.4962.