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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 27, 2017, 4-7 p.m., Oggi's Pizza Express (SDSU)

"Operation Pizza" – Veterans Alumni Association is sponsoring

Contact: Vanessa Quinones, 4-0496


8th Lavender Graduation Celebration

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 2-4 p.m.. Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

Contact: Esther Rothblum 4-6662


38th Black Baccalaureate Celebration

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7-9 p.m. Lincoln High School Auditorium, 4777 Imperial Ave., San Diego

Contact: Kaia Brown – 4-5341


American Indian Graduation Celebration

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 6 p.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center amphitheater, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego

Contact: Kate Regan – 4-6991

Notes: Ceremony open to departmental majors and minor, any American Indian student on campus, and students in hospitality and tourism management who may be interested in tribal government gaming.


Andres Bonifacio Samahan Filipino Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

Tula Community Hall

Contact: Kirsten Manahan, Academic Coordinator, 

Raices UnidasFamily Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Montezuma Hall

Contact: Lorena Alvarez Michel,