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Diversity Starts Here

About Cultural Graduation Events

Each year, several graduation celebrations are hosted by various departments, clubs, organizations and affinity groups. Although they are not designed to replace the traditional graduation ceremonies hosted by San Diego State University, these events bring together friends, family and community while celebrating the rich diversity of our campus.

Student Veteran Graduation Celebration

Thursday, April 28, 4:30-7 p.m. Oggies – Operation Pizza – Veterans Alumni Association is sponsoring

Contact: Todd Kennedy email


7th Lavender Graduation Celebration

Wednesday, May 4, 2-4 p.m. Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

Contact: Esther Rothblum 4-6662


37th Black Baccalaureate Celebration

Thursday, May 12, 7-9 p.m. Lincoln High School Auditorium 4777 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA 92113

Contact: Kaia Brown – 594-6531


American Indian Graduation Celebration

Friday, April 29 – Mission Trails Regional Park

Contact: David Kamper – 594-8081 Kate Regan – 594-6991

Notes: This celebration is opent to all majors and minors. It is also attended by Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming majors, and Native American students graduating from SDSU (in any major).


AB SAMAHAN’S Filipino Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 14, 6-8 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Montezuma Theatre, 270

Contact: Danielle Foley at


Raices UnidasFamily Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Montezuma Hall

Contact: Charityn Fernandez at Main Contact: Charityn Fernandez


M.E.Ch.A. RAZA Graduation

Sunday, May 15, 5-10 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Montezuma Hall

Contact: Gilbert Sarabia and Michelle Fregoso at