SPECIAL GRADUATION CELEBRATIONS

There are several special graduation celebrations that take place prior to University Commencement that celebrate the accomplishments of students from the university's many diverse communities.

Asian and Pacific Islander Grad Celebration

Date: May 5, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: LSU Ballroom C
Contact: Susanne Walker at apigc@csudh.edu or (310) 243-3312.

We are proud to invite you to the Asian & Pacific Islander Graduation Ceremony to honor our 2017 Graduates as they complete their academic journey at California State University at Dominguez Hills.

The Asian Pacific & Islander (API) Graduation is an annual commencement ceremony that highlights and celebrates the academic and personal accomplishments of the diverse makeup of the CSUDH API community. The ceremony is an opportunity for our graduates to engage with leaders in the API community and be inspired to become the next leaders in whatever field or career path they choose.  

We bring in distinguished guest speakers that our API student community can identify with; sharing in their common experiences and personal stories in order to foster a sense of belonging and pride amongst the community. The ceremony also celebrates the families of the students who have supported them throughout their years at CSUDH. 

The API Graduation is a smaller celebration than other commencement ceremonies, which allows family members to witness the students graduate in an intimate setting, permitting each graduate time to publicly thank those who have supported them. We hope to see you all this year as we reflect on the accomplishments of the past; acknowledge the achievements of the present; and look forward to the triumphs of the future.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration is open to all students, regardless of ethnicity.

Asian & Pacific Islander Registration 

Dolores Huerta Grad Celebration

Date: May 12, 2017
Time: 5:00pm
NEW Location: Torodome University Gym
Contact:
dhgc@csudh.edu or (310) 243-3312.

The Dolores Huerta Graduation Celebration provides graduating students, their family, and friends a special ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments at CSU Dominguez Hills. Participation in the celebration is voluntary, but offers a unique opportunity to engage in a fulfilling recognition of their sacrifice and dedication as undergraduate or graduate students.

The celebration is bilingual, in Spanish and English, and consists of cultural performances such as Mariachi, Folklore and Aztec dancers. The graduating participants will receive a certificate and a sash by the keynote speaker. Each participating graduate will have 30 seconds on stage to thank anyone in attendance, thereby exemplifying the intimacy of the celebration. The Dolores Huerta Graduation Celebration is a combined effort of CSUDH students, staff, Alumni, and departmental support.

The Dolores Huerta Graduation Celebration is open to all students, regardless of ethnicity.

Dolores Huerta Graduation Celebration Registration Payment due by May 3.

Douglass-Bethune Grad Celebration

Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 11:00am- 2:00pm
Location: LSU Ballroom
Tickets Required
Contact: Shana Garrett at sgarrett@csudh.edu or (310) 243-3327.

The Frederick Douglass and Mary McLeod Bethune Graduation Celebration is designed to provide students, family, friends and the university community with an opportunity to participate in this African-centered program. The celebration acknowledges the scholastic achievements and accomplishments of the graduating students and also recognizes contributions made by those elders in our community who continue to exemplify strong leadership. The Douglass Bethune Graduation Celebration is open to all students, regardless of ethnicity.

Douglass-Bethune Grad Celebration Registration

Lavender Grad Celebration

Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 1910 Cafe & Lounge
Contact: Chaun Johnson at chjohnson@csudh.edu or (310) 243-2803.

The Lavender Graduation Celebration at CSU Dominguez Hills recognizes graduating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Ally students of all races and ethnicities.

The celebration acknowledges our students' academic successes as well as honoring their personal journey and growth. Through such recognition, it is hoped that LGBTQIA+ graduates will feel encouraged to maintain a connection to the university, the faculty and staff, and their fellow students, and become engaged alumni.

The Lavender Graduation Celebration is open to all students, family and friends.

Lavender Grad Celebration Registration

Undocumented Graduate Celebration

Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Loker Student Union Ballroom C
Contact: Daniel Caballero dcaballero@csudh.edu or (310) 243-2782​  

The Undocumented Graduation Celebration provides Undocumented/DACAmented/DREAMer graduating students, a special ceremony to highlight and celebrate their personal and academic accomplishments at CSU Dominguez Hills. Participation in the celebration offers a unique opportunity to engage in an intimate setting where families who have supported them throughout their years at CSUDH are celebrated as well.

The program will include dinner, guest speakers, and participants will receive a medal which participants are encouraged to wear at Commencement​. Each participating graduate will have a few seconds on stage to publicly thank anyone in attendance. The Undocumented Graduation Celebration is a combined effort of CSUDH Toro Dreamers Resource Center and Undocumented Student Ally Coalition.

The Undocumented Graduation Celebration is open to undergraduates and graduate students.

Registration is now open. Click on this link to register. https://torolink.csudh.edu/form/start/124146

Deadline for students to register is Friday April 14th

Student disAbility Resource Center Grad Celebration

Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Loker Student Union Ballroom A & B
Contact: JuLinda Holmes-Tolbert; jholmes@csudh.edu (310) 243-3660

Student disAbility Resource Center (SdRC) Graduation Celebration recognize students registered with the SdRC who will be conferred a diploma for completion of their graduate or undergraduate studies for the 2016–17 academic year. The graduates and their guest will have the opportunity to also enjoy light refreshments,  entertainment, music and live performances – FREE OF CHARGE!

Dr. William Franklin, Vice President of Student Affairs, is scheduled to deliver the welcome; spotlighting the accomplishments made this year and encouraging students that the sky is the limit, nothing is impossible; which is also the theme for this year, “The Sky is the Limit!”  

The celebration provides a unique opportunity to address the graduates and press upon them to continue to remain connected to the college through activism, alumni events and financially. Graduates will also receive a medallion, which can be used to wear with the graduation regalia.

Students who are registered with the SdRC office and are graduating this academic year 2016–2017 and would like to participate, may call (310) 243-3660 and ask for JuLinda Holmes or email to indicate your interest at jholmes@csudh.edu.

Veterans Grad Celebration

Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Loker Student Union Ballroom C
Contact: Hershell Hardimon at hhardimon@csudh.edu or (310) 243-2829.

The Veteran Student Graduation Celebration is an annual event that honors the academic achievements of our veteran student population. Our veterans have overcome overwhelming adversity both in the military and in their academic life. This celebration provides an opportunity to highlight the men and women who have served our country and who will be graduating.

The program will include dinner, guest speakers and a presentation of the “veterans medal” which participants will be encouraged to wear at Commencement.


California State University, Dominguez Hills is proud to acknowledge the scholastic achievements and accomplishments of all the graduating students and all are welcome at these ceremonies.