Otter Cross Cultural Center

Affinity Graduation Celebrations

Affinity Graduation Celebrations honor the accomplishments and experiences of CSUMB graduates from historically underrepresented communities. There are nine CSUMB Affinity Graduation Celebrations for graduating students: Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) Grad; Black Grad; Chicanx/Latinx Grad; Family Friendly Grad; Native American Grad; SADE (Students Awareness for Disability Empowerment) Grad; Rainbow (LGBTQ+) Grad; Undoc-U (Undocumented) Grad; and Veteran Student Grad. 

These celebrations will offer keynote speakers, performances, and cultural celebrations separate from CSUMB's Commencement. Participation is free and graduates may register for the Affinity Grad(s) they identify with.

Graduates who register for Affinity Grads will receive a stole and certificate for completing their participation. Graduates should note that registering for Commencement does not automatically register them for Affinity Grads, nor does registering for Affinity Grads automatically register them for Commencement.

 

Affinity Graduation CelebrationDateTimeLocation
Rainbow Graduation Celebration May 1, 2022 11 a.m. Otter Student Union, Ballroom
Veteran Graduation Celebration May 4, 2022 6 p.m. Bayonet and Black Horse
Undocu Graduation Celebration May 7, 2022 11 a.m. Otter Student Union, Ballroom
SADE Graduation Celebration May 13, 2022 6 p.m. Otter Student Union, Ballroom
APIDA Affinity Graduation Celebration May 14, 2022 11 a.m. Otter Student Union, Ballroom
Native American Affinity Graduation Celebration May 15, 2022 11 a.m. Otter Student Union, Ballroom
Family Friendly Graduation Celebration May 15, 2022 5 p.m. Otter Student Union, Ballroom
Latinx/Chicanx Affinity Graduation Celebration May 19, 2022 6:30 p.m. Monterey Conference Center
Black Affinity Graduation Celebration May 20, 2022 6 p.m. Otter Student Union, Ballroom

 

 * Note that dates, times, and location are subject to change.

All information for Affinity Graduation Celebrations is due by Sunday, April 10 at midnight. For questions, email affinitygrads@otterstudentunion.org.

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