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Cultural Graduation Celebrations

Celebrate graduating with one of the Cultural Graduation Celebrations!

The Rainbow Graduation Celebration
Thursday, May 14th @ 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Ballroom D

The Rainbow Grad is a time for the queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, questioning, same-gender-loving people and their friends, family, and allies to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the last year and to recognize those moving on to the next chapter in their lives.

The 32nd Annual Raza Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 15th @ 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Ballroom A

The Raza Graduation Celebration is for students of Native American, Latino or Chicano heritage, many of whom are first-generation college grads. This special celebration allows them to personally thank those who have gone out of their way to help them achieve their goal of a college degree. A reception will follow the ceremony from 8:30-11:30 p.m. in the SSU Field House. For more info, contact Kelly Hodgins or Kim Liaz

The Asian Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 15th @ 5 - 6:30 PM
The Cooperage

The Asian Pacific Islander Grad complements the main Commencement in that it specifically acknowledges and celebrates Pacific Islander/Asian American graduates and their families. For more info contact, Jenn, Victoria or Kim  -

The 23rd Annual Black Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 15th @ 5 - 6:30 PM
Ballroom B/C/D

The Black Graduation Celebration is an opportunity for the University to acknowledge the achievements of African-American students, and for the students to thank their families, friends, faculty and mentors. For info contact Kamryn or Kim -

Cultural Graduation Group Reception
Friday, May 15th @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Grand Ballroom

The group reception this year is a first for all of the four cultural graduation ceremonies. The reception will include all the graduates from the four ceremonies, family and friends, and faculty and staff who wish to attend. The HUB and the coordinators are wanting to create a time for all to have the chance to attend an event without having to rush between all the ceremonies. The group reception will highlight various performance groups that have representation from all the different ethnicities here at Sonoma State.



Earlier Event: May 10
Stress Free Zone
Later Event: June 4
Summer Orientation Resource Fair