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Cultural and Affinity Graduation Celebrations Abound

graduates tossing their caps

It’s that time of year – graduation season!  Along with the traditional graduation ceremonies hosted by the university, many departments, clubs, organizations and other groups also host celebrations. These events were created to bring together friends, family and community while celebrating the rich diversity of the SDSU campus. Below are some of the scheduled ceremonies and contact information to obtain more information:
American Indian Graduation Celebration
Sunday, May 4, 2014
5:30 to 8 pm
Sycuan Resort
3007 Dehesa Rd., El Cajon, CA
Contact: Kate Regan at or call (619) 594-6991

Lavender Graduation Celebration
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
2 to 4 pm
Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Contact: Esther Rothblum at
Find out more about the Lavender Graduation Ceremony at the celebration website.
35th Annual Black Baccalaureate Ceremony
Thursday, May 15, 2014
7 to 9 pm
Lincoln High School Theater
4777 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA
Contact: Africana Studies Department at (619) 594-6531 or visit the Black Baccalaureate Ceremony website.
AB Samahan Filipino Graduation Celebration
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6 to 8 pm
Contact: Loren Galdiano at or visit the organization’s website.

Raices Unidas - Family Graduation Celebration
Saturday, May 17, 2014
7:30 to 9 pm
Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Contact: Janet Aparicio by emailing or by calling (619) 888-6651.
RAZA Graduation
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Noon to 4:00 pm
Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
For more information contact Alberto Nunez and Irvin Benitez by emailing or Freddie Sanchez at