César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education

Raza Graduation Celebration

¡Felicidades Class of 2024!

2024 Raza Graduation Celebration

Frequently Asked Questions

The annual RAZA Graduation Celebration is a cultural event held at the end of the academic year.  The program celebrates the success of graduating Chicano/Latino students. The celebration is a bilingual and bicultural celebration where family, friends, community members come together and honor graduating Latinx students. 

This event is held on campus, on Saturday May 11 at the Kellogg Arena starting at 1pm.

Parking for the event will be free. The best place to park that is closest to the location will be Parking Structure 2.  

Yes. We will have at least three carts making trips from Parking Structure 2 to Kellogg Arena beginning at 11am. The carts will be available for return trips, once the event ends.

Due to limited seating, the initial number of guests per graduate will be 6. If more space becomes available, we will let graduates know.

There is no priority seating. The seating for the event is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When you register for the event, there is a question about this. If you have answered yes, we will follow up prior to the event. 


Yes, this event will be stream. You can access the stream here: https://cpp.zoom.us/s/81435784039. The recording of the event will be added to the CECCHE website.

Yes, the wearing of a cap and gown is strongly encouraged but not required.

Yes, there will. Kellogg Arena will open by 11:30am with the entertainment beginning by 11:45am.

Yes, the entertainment will be in Spanish. The ceremony will be a mixture of English and Spanish.

Most of the guests will be seating in the bleachers. One family member or friend of your choice will be with you on the floor. They are the person who will be place the sarape on you.

Sashes will be provided as part of the ceremony to all student participants. Sashes will not be provided prior to the event. Students who are unable to attend the event will have the option to pick up their graduation the following week. If the student is unable to pick up the sash, we will mail it out. The week after.

Yes, your application will be approved within two weeks of your submission. We will also ask for you to confirmed your participation sometime in mid-to-late April, two weeks before the event.  

It would be unfortunate if the event conflicts with something else. The two items will be able to be picked up from CECCHE. Specific instructions will be shared later. 

Yes, you need to register through myBAR. The application is currently open with the deadline of Friday, April 12. By doing this you are sending your RSVP to attend the event. The link is included here: https://mybar.cpp.edu/submitter/form/start/614663 

Participation for the event on Saturday, May11 is free. You are required to RSVP. See previous question.  

Two items are guaranteed. They are a Raza Grad sarape and the memory book. Both items are given out on the day of the event.  

You must have either finished during the fall of 2023 or in the spring of 2024.

Yes, participation in both events is your choice. The two events do not conflict with each other. 

Those who finished in the fall are more than welcome to register for the event. The link is included here: https://mybar.cpp.edu/submitter/form/start/614663 

You need to do all that you can to register by the deadline of Friday, April 12. Unfortunately, it will mean that participation in the event is not guaranteed. 

Individual graduates, student organizations, fraternities, or sororities may purchase a half page or full page. This is a way to thank their family and friends who supported them along the way. Also as a way to congratulate their members.

Pricing from 3/1 to 3/31 are: half page $35, full page $60

Pricing starting 4/1 are: half page $40, full page $70

Please either come into CECCHE, building 95, room L100 or email cecche@cpp.edu for payment details.

The annual RAZA Graduation Celebration is a cultural event held at the end of the academic year.  The program celebrates the success of graduating Chicano/Latino students. The celebration is a bilingual and bicultural celebration where family, friends, community members come together and honor graduating Latinx students.

 

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