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Each year, SDSU clubs, organizations and departments provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of graduates. Each year, SDSU clubs, organizations and departments provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of graduates.
 


A More Intimate Commencement

SDSU clubs, organizations and departments will host numerous graduation ceremonies in addition to the main commencement festivities.
By Katie White
 

Each year, San Diego State University departments, clubs, organizations and affinity groups host numerous celebrations for their graduates. These events are not intended to replace the college commencement ceremonies at Viejas Arena, but rather to provide an opportunity to bring friends, family and the community together to celebrate the achievements of the graduates in a more intimate setting.

Below is a schedule of the cultural commencement ceremonies:

Celebration for Graduating Student Veterans

Thursday, April 27
4:30-7 p.m., Oggis – Operation Pizza
Contact: Jen Ranallo

Compact Scholars Graduation Reception


Saturday, April 29
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Contact: Janet Abbott

20th Annual Educational Opportunity Program Graduation Celebration

Saturday, April 29
2-4 p.m., Montezuma Hall
Contact: Miriam Castanon

8th Lavender Graduation Celebration

Tuesday, May 2
2-4 p.m., Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Contact: Esther Rothblum

American Indian Graduation Celebration


Saturday, May 6
5:30-7 p.m., Mission Trails Regional Visitor Center Amphitheater
Contact: David Kamper and Kate Regan

Note: This celebration is open to graduating Native American students in all majors and minors. It is also attended by students graduating from the Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming major.

Weber Honors College Graduation Celebration

Thursday, May 11
7-8:30 p.m., Montezuma Hall
Contact: Stacey Sinclair

Note: This celebration is restricted to students graduating from the Weber Honors College.

38th Black Baccalaureate Celebration

Thursday, May 11
7-9 p.m., Lincoln High School Auditorium
Contact: Kaia Brown

Andres Bonifacio Samahan Filipino Graduation

Thursday, May 11
6- 8 p.m., Tula Community Center next to Tenochca Residence Hall
Contact: Kirsten Manahan

For more information on traditional commencement ceremonies, visit the SDSU Commencement website.