2019 Cultural Graduate Celebrations

For many historically underrepresented and traditionally marginalized students, graduating from college signifies success not only for themselves but also for their family and friends.  These celebrations offer Saint Mary's students the opportunity to publicly thank the people who helped them on their journey. They also honor the importance of overcoming barriers within higher education and affirm the different paths that lead to academic success.

Long established, the Cultural Graduate Ceremonies include the 13th annual Lavender Graduate Celebration for the LGBTQQIA community, the 18th annual Asian & Pacific Islander Graduate Celebration, the 22nd annual Latinx Graduate Celebration, and the 24th annual Black Graduate Celebration.

Ceremonies include speakers, awards, the pinning of alumni pins, and a variety of celebratory events, from singing to sharing memories and experiences. Congratulations to all of our new graduates!