Cultural Graduation Celebrations

Graduation is around the corner and SSU is preparing the best graduation experience possible. In addition to the Sonoma State University Commencement ceremony on May 21st, SSU will also be hosting the Cultural Graduation Ceremonies for our graduates who are a part of the listed communities. The cultural graduation ceremonies consist of Raza Grad, Black Grad, API (Asian Pacific Islander) Grad, and Rainbow Grad (LGBTQ).

The date, time, and location for each Cultural Graduation Ceremonies are as follows:

Rainbow Graduation Celebration
Thursday, May 19, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Student Center, Ballroom B
Coordinator: Harper Tadross - tadross@sonoma.edu

Raza Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 20, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Person Theatre
Coordinators: Pam Rivas - rivasp@sonoma.edu
Griselda Madrigal - gmadrigallara4@gmail.com

Black Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 20, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ives 101
Coordinator: Alley Wheat - wheat@sonoma.edu

Asian Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 20, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Cooperage
Coordinator: Adrian Dizon - dizona@sonoma.edu


Cultural Graduation Reception on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

SSU, in partnership with The HUB, will be hosting a Cultural Graduation Reception. We welcome all Cultural Graduation participants, friends, allies, and families to celebrate this momentous occasion with a dinner buffet and featured performances from varying ensembles representing the different cultures that we shall be honoring.

If you are interested in being a part of any of these cultural graduation ceremonies, you must register with the respective graduation coordinator. To register, send an email to the respective graduation coordinator(s) with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Age
  • Major & Minor
  • Plans After Graduating
  • 1 sentence / quote to put in program

The deadline to register for all ceremonies will be Friday, April 22nd. SSU and the HUB wants to provide all of the Cultural Graduation participants with the best experience possible and in order to do that we must have everyone register a month before the graduation so that we can plan accordingly.

You are almost there Seawolves, only a few more weeks and all the work you have accomplished is going to be memorialized!