Stole Ceremonies, formally known as Affinity Celebrations, honor the accomplishments and experiences of CSUMB graduates from historically underrepresented communities.
There are nine CSUMB Stole Ceremonies for graduating students:
- Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA)
- Black/African Heritage
- Family Friendly (students with children)
- Native American
- Students with Disabilities (SADE)
- Rainbow (LGBTQ+)
- Undocu-Otters (undocumented students)
- Veterans (U.S. Armed Forces)
These celebrations offer keynote speakers, performances and cultural celebrations separate from CSUMB's Commencement. Participation is free and graduates may register for each Stole Ceremony they identify with.
Graduates who register for the Stole Ceremonies will receive a stole and certificate for completing their participation. Graduates should note that registering for Commencement does not automatically register them for the Stole Ceremonies, nor does registering for the Stole Ceremonies automatically register them for Commencement.
|Rainbow Stole Ceremony||May 6, 2023||11 a.m.||Otter Student Union, Ballroom|
|Veteran Stole Ceremony||May 6, 2023||5 p.m.||Otter Student Union, Ballroom|
|Undocu-Otter Stole Ceremony||May 7, 2023||11 a.m.||Otter Student Union, Ballroom|
|Students with Disabilities Stole Ceremony||May 12, 2023||6 p.m.||Otter Student Union, Ballroom|
|APIDA Stole Ceremony||May 13, 2023||11 a.m.||Otter Student Union, Ballroom|
|Native American Stole Ceremony||May 14, 2023||11 a.m.||Otter Student Union, Ballroom|
|Family Friendly Stole Ceremony||May 14, 2023||5 p.m.||Otter Student Union, Ballroom|
|Latinx/Chicanx Stole Ceremony||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Black/African Heritage Stole Ceremony||May 19, 2023||6 p.m.||Otter Student Union, Ballroom|
* Note that dates, times, and location are subject to change
All information for Stole Ceremonies are due by Sunday, April 9 at midnight. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the 2023 Stole Ceremonies is now open.