LATINX GRADUATION

Established in 1980, the Latinx Graduation honors 200 graduating students’ personal and academic achievements. The Latinx Graduation is open to all graduating USC students (including undergraduate, graduate/doctoral candidates) completing a degree in the spring, summer of fall term.

This bilingual celebration is the most anticipated event of the year and is dedicated to our hardworking graduating students, and their friends and families. This special celebration gives graduating students 20 seconds during the ceremony to publicly thank those who have helped them throughout their educational careers.

42nd Latinx Graduation RSVP

Step 1: 

Please fill out and submit the following form to register for the 42nd Annual Latinx Graduation.

Graduation Details:
The Celebration will take place Thursday, May 12th, 2022 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)
This year’s celebration will be in person at Cromwell Field.

You have until Monday, February 28th, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. to register to participate in the Graduation.

*NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED*

Each graduate who registers by the deadline of Monday, February 28th, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. is guaranteed that their name and picture (assuming you met the deadline for this) will appear in the Commemorative Book.

Keep in mind the registration cannot be submitted unless all required fields (*) are complete.

**PLEASE READ: Please be aware that you cannot save your progress on this form and return to finish it at a later time, so be ready to fill it out in its entirety in one sitting. There is a section further in the form that asks for a blurb that will be included in the commemorative book, so make sure you are ready to craft that blurb when you decide to RSVP. (Please refrain from submitting multiple submissions)

RSVP LINK FOR 2022 Graduation

Commemorative Book Photo Submission

Step 2: 

Submit a head and shoulders photograph using a high-resolution (300 dpi).

Photo submission link

Please submit your photo no later than Monday, February 28th, 2022 by 11:59 PM. In order for you to participate and have your photo included in the commemorative book, you must register for it by Monday, February 28th, 2022 by 11:59 PM. 

To register, please use the link in Step 1.

Group Pictures Submission

La CASA will be collecting group photos from your memories at USC. We will be using these photos to complete collages in the Commemorative Book. Individual pictures will not be accepted, we are looking for group pictures that highlight the experiences of Latinx/e graduating students.

If you would like to be featured, submit your group photos by Monday, February 28th at 11:59pm using this form.

Note: This is an optional submission. Students are not required to submit group photos, but it is an opportunity open to those who would want to be featured in the collage portion of the Commemorative Book. Additionally, we cannot guarantee that all photos submitted will be included due to the limited space of the book.

Please email lacasa@usc.edu with any questions of concerns.

Graduation Invitation

Print these invitations out and invite your family and friends!

Notes/Instructions:

  • Paper size is 8.5×11 (average copy paper)
  • Color recommended
  • Print double-sided
  • Fold in half after printing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This year it will be held on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at 8pm.

Any USC student (undergraduate or graduate/doctoral candidate) completing a degree in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022. Although this ceremony does have a cultural emphasis, it is open to all USC students.

Participation is FREE.

Registration is now closed. 

Similar to a yearbook, the Commemorative Book serves as a directory for Latinx graduates with photos and personalized messages. Every graduate that completes the registration form, will be featured in the book. 

The Commemorative Book is free to all graduating students. This year, graduates have the opportunity to request an E-Book or a physical copy of the book that will be shipped to them directly. Each graduate is limited to 1 Commemorative Book order.

In order for your picture to be included in the commemorative book, you must complete the Graduation Registration form here, and then complete the photo submission form here. In the form, you will be asked to upload a picture of yourself (with 300 dpi)  in addition to a personalized blurb/bio. The form must be submitted by Monday, February 28th at 11:59pm. You will also be able to place your Commemorative Book order through this registration form.

 We encourage all graduates to wear their academic regalia (cap & gown) for this event.

Two graduates will serve as MC for the evening. All graduates are eligible to apply. Finalists will audition for the Graduate committee. 

One graduate will address the class and audience with a 4-6 minute speech. 

Application is now closed

 Latinx Cultural Sash (White satin sash, yellow trim, serape and the La CASA logo).

You are more than welcome to wear any USC sashes and graduation regalia. You do not need to purchase a sash to participate in the Latinx Graduation. 

You must pre-order and pay for the sash by Monday, February 28th by end of business day 5.pm. However, this is just the pre-order form. You MUST stop by La CASA (Student Union, Suite 402) to pay for the sash. 

Sashes will cost $30

We ONLY accept CASH or CHECK. Please make checks payable to USC-La CASA

Pre-order link

The celebration is funded by La CASA, the Latinx/Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs in partnership with the Latino Alumni Association. The ceremony is planned by La CASA staff members and the Latinx Graduation Committee; faculty, staff and students.

Absolutely! As long as it is not happening at the same time (most don’t), you should be all clear to participate in both graduations!