Special Graduation Celebrations

Special Graduation Celebrations

Cultural and Affinity Ceremonies

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, all cultural and affinity celebrations this year will be delivered virtually.  Details about these celebrations will continue to be added to this page when they become available. 


Asian & Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration

The Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Graduation Celebration is an annual graduation event that recognizes our recent graduates and their academic and personal accomplishments as they complete their student career here at California State University, Dominguez Hills. The API Graduation Celebration is a smaller event, not to replace Commencement, and allows an opportunity to engage with others within the CSUDH API community, connect with future support systems, share in common experiences, and foster a sense of belonging and pride. The API Graduation Celebration is open to all students, regardless of ethnicity.

Event Date: Friday, May 7, 2021: 6-7 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2021
Register for the API celebration here.

Dolores Huerta Graduation Celebration

The Dolores Huerta Graduation Celebration (DHGC) is designed to celebrate and honor the perseverance of Chicano/a/x/e/ Latino/a/x/e graduates, families, and community members at CSU Dominguez Hills. Our cultural celebration highlights family, community, and the shared struggles across communities of color. The DHGC seeks to celebrate and create visibility for historically minoritized groups from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the greater African Diaspora. We celebrate the diversity of our Latino/a/x/e communities. The DHGC cultural celebration is open to all students regardless of ethnicity and gender. This year marks the 17th annual celebration, we welcome you! Bienvenides!

Event Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021: 12-2 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2021
Register for the Dolores Huerta celebration here.

Douglass-Bethune Africana Graduation Celebration

The Frederick Douglass and Mary McLeod Bethune Africana 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.

Event Date:
Saturday, May 8, 2021: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 21, 2021
Register for the Douglass-Bethune celebration here.

Lavender Graduation Celebration

The Lavender Graduation Celebration honors our graduates in the LGBTQ+ community. The event celebrates the academic achievements, leadership contributions, and personal journeys of our queer and trans students. The Lavender Graduation Celebration is free and open to all students.

Event Date: Friday, May 14, 2021: 5-6 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 7, 2021
Register for the Lavender celebration here.


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