Latinx Graduation Ceremony

Latinx Graduation is a culturally empowering celebration of graduating students that honors the many traditions that encompass Latinx identities. The ceremony is bilingual to be more inclusive of families and friends who may not be English dominant. There will be opportunities for students to reflect on their experiences and offer appreciation to the people who have helped guide and support them on their educational journeys.  

This event also pays homage to the importance of family in the Latinx culture. Students walk across the stage alongside two family members or mentors that have impacted their educational journeys.  

While this is a student-inspired event, La Casa Latina would play an important role in leveraging strategic partnerships with Alumni Relations, the Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies, and the Association of Latino Alumni to make it a cohesive and commemorative event. This will also provide a tangible way for our graduates to begin their Penn alumni experience. We hope to make this an annual event. 

Key elements of Latinx Grad: 

  • Bilingual event 
  • Open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students receiving degrees  
  • Featuring student, faculty, and alumni speakers of Latinx descent 
  • Family engagement  
  • Performances by Latinx student/community groups 

¡Felicitaciones y Parabéns, Class of 2024! We are excited to celebrate this momentous occasion in community and with loved ones present.  With an array of student speakers, performances, and cultural pride, Latinx Graduation is a testament to the vibrancy and tenacity of our community. 

On Sunday, May 19th our celebration will begin with an honoring of the land and the elements through the tradition of Danza Azteca. This will take place outside the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, near Walnut St, from 12-12:45pm.  The graduation ceremony will take place from 1-3pm in Zellerbach Theatre. The celebration will continue with Brindis, a champagne reception, from 3-4:30pm in Annenberg Plaza.