Cultural Graduation Celebrations

We're happy to announce that the Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence will be hosting Cultural Graduation Celebrations to honor and celebrate your achievement with your families prior to the Commencement ceremonies. 

These more intimate celebrations offer an opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity and cultural traditions of Cal Poly Humboldt students, recognize your hard work and perseverance, and thank those who helped you on your journey to accomplish this milestone achievement. 

There are no limits to the number of guests who can attend these events, but we do ask for an estimated number for planning purposes. Registration information is listed below the events.

Queer Graduation Celebration

Thursday, May 5  |  5 – 7 p.m.  |  Nelson Hall East, Goodwin Forum (Room 102)
Hosted by the Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion Center
Contact Frank.Herrera@humboldt.edu for more information 

Native Graduation Celebration

Thursday, May 12  |  6 – 8 p.m.  |  John Van Duzer Theatre & Balabanis Art Quad
Hosted by the Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP)
Contact Marlette.Jackson@humboldt.edu for more information

Black Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 13  |  1 - 3 p.m.  |   Founders Hall Courtyard
A reception from noon - 1 p.m will preceed the event in the Founders Hall, Green & Gold Room (FH166) 
Hosted by the Umoja Center for Pan African Student Excellence
Contact Douglas.Smith@humboldt.edu for more information 

Latinx Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 13  |  3 – 5 p.m.  |  Kinesiology & Athletics, Lumberjack Arena
Hosted by El Centro Académico Cultural
Contact Fernando.Paz@humboldt.edu for more information

Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and North African (ADPI+MENA) Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 13  |  5:30 – 7 p.m.  |  Nelson Hall East, Goodwin Forum (Room 102)
Hosted by the Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion Center
Contact Frank.Herrera@humboldt.edu for more information

Registration Instructions

If you have not yet registered for a College Commencement Ceremony:
  1. Sign in with your Humboldt username and password at this link
  2. You’ll see a screen with all the ceremonies you’re eligible to participate in. First, select the College Commencement Ceremony you want to walk in.
  3. Confirm your name matches how you want it read and displayed in the livestream
  4. If you're a double major, choose whether you want to walk with both majors. If both of your majors are in different college ceremonies, you'll need to register you and your guests for BOTH ceremonies.
  5. Provide a phonetic pronunciation and a recording of your name so it's pronounced correctly.
  6. Select the number of guests you'll be bringing.
  7. Let us know of any special accommodations you'll need for your guests.
  8. Submit your registration.
  9. Return to the registration homepage and select "Add this event to my list" under the Cultural Graduation Celebration(s) you want to attend, and then "Register Now" to sign up for the event. NOTE: You must register for at least one college Commencement ceremony before choosing a Cultural Graduation Celebration. 
  10. Answer the questions in each section on the form and submit your registration.
If you have already registered for a College Commencement Ceremony:
  1. Sign in with your Humboldt username and password at this link
  2. On the homepage you’ll see all the ceremonies you’re eligible to participate in. Select "Add this event to my list" under the Cultural Graduation Celebration(s) you want to attend, and then "Register Now" to sign up for the event. 
  3. Answer the questions in each section on the form and submit your registration.
  4. You’ll need to register for each celebration separately if you want to attend more than one. 

To change your registration information, you may return to the site anytime by logging in the same way you did previously and click the “Register Now” button. Changes must be completed by April 8.