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2019 Affinity Graduation Celebrations

The Affinity Graduation Celebrations honor the accomplishments and experiences of CSUMB graduates from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Affinity Grads are free for graduates, their guests, and the campus community. There are eight CSUMB Affinity Graduation Celebrations for graduating students, they are: Asian, Pacific Islander (API) Grad; Black Grad; Chicanx/Latinx Grad; Native American Grad; Students with Disabilities Grad; Rainbow (LGBTQ+) Grad; Undoc-U (Undocumented) Grad; and Veteran Student Grad. The ceremony and stoles are free of cost for students and guests. To get involved or for more information, please email

Affinity Graduations Celebration Application

Affinity Grads Sign Up Form

The Affinity Grads application deadline is April 5, 2019. This deadline will not be extended.

Get Your Tickets

Get Your Tickets Here! Additional Ticket Request Form

Graduates must complete the Affinity Grads Sign Up Form before requesting tickets. The additional ticket request form is to be submitted if you have already registered for your affinity graduation celebration and have more guests than the ticket limit allows.

Additional requests will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be issued two weeks out from your selected affinity graduation celebration.

For any questions regarding affinity graduation celebrations, please email

Volunteer for an Affinity Graduation

If you are a student, alumni, faculty or staff looking to get involved in one or more of the Affinity Grads, please sign up using the form below.

Affinity Grad Volunteer Form

Asian and Pacific Islander Grad

Asian and Pacific Islander Grad– Saturday, May 11th (2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Location: CSUMB University Center

Black Grad

Black Grad– Friday, May 17, following Commencement Ceremonies (6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) Location: CSUMB University Center

Chicanx/Latinx Grad

Chicanx and Latinx Grad – Sunday, May 5th (11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) Location: Freeman Stadium

Native American Grad

Native American Grad– Wednesday, May 15th (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) Location: CSUMB East Lounge, Student Center

Rainbow Grad

Rainbow Grad– Sunday, April 28th (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) Location: CSUMB University Center

Students With Disabilities Grad

Students with Disabilities Grad – Friday, May 10th (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) Location: CSUMB East Lounge, Student Center

Undocu-Otters Grad

Undocu-Otters Grad– Saturday, May 4th (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) CSUMB@Salinas City Center

Veteran Grad

Veteran Grad – Friday, May 3rd (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.) Location: CSUMB University Center