Friday, May 22, 2015

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. to check in.)

Chapel & Oliver Hall

Registration must be completed and payment (if you purchased a sash or announcements) must be received by Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 to participate in this ceremony.  If you have any difficulty completing this form or have questions, please contact the Intercultural Center at (925) 631-8545. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

You are not required to purchase a sash or announcements to participate in this event. If you would like to register without ordering a sash, you can simply skip the questions related to sash orders. (You are still required to have a presenter, however.) REGISTRATION IS STILL REQUIRED EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT PURCHASING ANYTHING.

Example: Mi-shell Lin for Michelle Lynn
Please note that your answer may be read out loud during the ceremony. It is okay if you don't have any concrete plans right now. You may always change your answer later but must notify the Intercultural Center immediately. *Limit 500 characters

The following information will be used to put together a slideshow that highlights participants during the event.

*Limit 500 characters
Please upload a picture that you would like to be played during the slideshow portion of the event. (Optional)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg.

A sash presenter is someone close to you - typically a family member, friend, mentor, or professor - who drapes the graduation sash over your shoulders during the ceremony. If necessary, you may change your sash presenter(s) at a later time but must notify the IC immediately.  During the sash presentation, you will have the opportunity to speak in public for 30 seconds. This is the time to thank your family and friends as well as share your personal challenges and triumphs in college. A bell will ring at the end of your time limit to help you be courteous to your fellow graduates.

Presenter 1
Example: Mi-shell Lin for Michelle Lynn
Presenter 2 (Optional)
Example: Mi-shell Lin for Michelle Lynn

Note: It is your responsibility to invite your sash presenter(s) and inform them of the time, date, and location.  You and your sash presenter(s) should arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Students who arrive late will not be allowed to participate.


It is not required to purchase a sash. Your presenter(s) may still come to the front of the room and present you with something else when your name is called during the ceremony.

View sash sample. For more information & sash examples, please visit the site of our vendor.

If you would like one country flag on your sash, please select the $30 option. If you would like two country's flags, please select the $40 option.
Country/Countries you would like to appear on your sash (limited to two countries):

You will receive an e-mail in early May when your sash is ready to be picked up at the Intercultural Center.


An announcement is a greeting card that you can send to family and friends to invite them to this celebration. The announcement includes information on this celebration, Baccalaureate, and Commencement.  Announcements are $1 each.  It is not required to purchase announcements.

View announcement sample.

Announcements are $1 each.

Your announcement(s) will be available to pick up from the Intercultural Center by Friday, April 24, 2015.  You will receive a reminder e-mail.


Two student speakers are selected to deliver five minute speeches at the ceremony - one in English and one in Spanish. Interested students are asked to prepare speeches and then present them to a panel of judges. If you would like to audition, please check the appropriate box below.

If you answered yes, an IC staff member will contact you regarding auditions. Your speech may be on any topic appropriate for the occasion.


Br. Manuel Vega Latino Empowerment Award

Please nominate a faculty or staff member who you believe has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Latino community at Saint Mary's.  The following past recipients are NOT eligible: Br. Michael Avila, Myrna Santiago, and Alvaro Ramirez. Your nominee does not need to identify as Latino.

Student Leadership Award

Please nominate a graduating student who you believe has demonstrated exceptional service and leadership to the Latino community at Saint Mary's.  Your nominee does not need to identify as Latino.

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