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Fall Latinx Grad

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¡Felicidades Class of 2023!

The Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students (ALFSS) invites Fall 2023 graduates to participate in the Fall Latinx Graduate Recognition Ceremony. 

Event Details:

Live Ceremony: Saturday, December 9 at 10:00 AM

Registration: $35* per student (purchase includes ceremony participation, cultural sash and 6 guest tickets)

Registration NOW OPEN as of November 2, 2023
Deadline: Wednesday, November 22 at 5:00 PM (or until sold out)



Ceremony Agenda:

Event time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Doors Open & Entertainment: 9:00 AM

Location: Santos Manuel Student Union, North Conference Center (2nd floor)

Interested in being the Student Keynote Speaker?

The Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students (ALFSS) is looking for a fall semester graduating student to give the Keynote address to their peers for the Fall Latinx Graduate Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, December 9. 

We are seeking:

  • A student comfortable with public speaking
  • Has good academic standing with the University
  • Willing to share their compelling story to inspire fellow graduates
  • Commit to 3 rehearsal dates

Please submit a video of your 3 – 5 minute speech to
Deadline to submit audition video is November 14 at 5:00 p.m. 

Student speaking


Sash Only Flyer

Cultural Sash Only 

If you are unable to attend the ceremony, graduates have the option to still purchase the cultural sash which can be worn to the official commencement ceremony. 

Cultural sash only - $30 (no ceremony participation)


All “sash only” purchases can be picked up between Monday, December 11 and Friday, December 15 in the Santos Manuel Student Union North, LatinX Center room  3308 (third floor) during normal operating hours. Any cultural sashes not picked up by Friday, December 15 will be forfeited. Must bring proof of purchase.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
What is Latinx Grad? The Latinx Graduate Recognition Ceremony is a cultural celebration that recognizes ALL graduating students. The event is hosted by the Association of Latino Faculty, Staff & Students (ALFSS).  This ceremony is separate from regular commencement ceremony and takes place on campus. Also, all graduates will be given an opportunity to give a “shout-out” at the microphone giving brief remarks to thank their loved ones during the ceremony. 
What is the cost to participate in Latinx Grad?   The cost is a $35 registration fee that includes a cultural sash that will be presented during the ceremony and up to 6 free guest tickets. There is also an option for a “sash only” purchase; this includes the purchase of only a cultural sash ($30) and no participation in the ceremony. 
I purchased “sash only”, when can I pick the sash up?  All “sash only” purchases can be collected between Monday, December 5 and Friday, December 16 in the Santos Manuel Student Union North, LatinX Center room  3308 (third floor) during normal operating hours. Any cultural sashes not picked up by Friday, December 16 will be forfeited. Must bring proof of purchase.  
Should I wear my cap and gown? Cap and gown are optional but highly recommended. ALFSS may be able assist you with a gown if you are in need, please contact Latinx Grad for details at  
When is the deadline to register? Registration deadline is Wednesdsay, November 22 or until SOLD OUT. Capacity is 100 graduates including guests so purchase early.
What time should I be there? Grad Check-In is 9:00 am, the ceremony begins at 10:00 am. Make sure to be on time to walk- in with all the grads!! 
What is the shout-out? During the live ceremony, students will have their name announced and then will have their video appear on screen. You will be given the opportunity to say a few words in the language of your preference. You will have 10 seconds (or less) to say thanks to those who supported you along the way!
What do I have to say at the microphone? Do I have to speak? Speaking on the microphone is optional. Every graduate will walk through the stage, have their name announced and will be given the opportunity to say a few words in the language of your preference. You will have 10 seconds (or less) at the mic to say thanks to those who supported you along the way! 
Is the ceremony in English or Spanish?

The majority of the celebration will be in English with parts of the ceremony in Spanish or Bilingual. There will be entertainment in Spanish. 

Can I only participate in one graduation ceremony (e.g., university commencement or Latinx Grad)? Students are welcome to participate in both ceremonies or just one, it’s up to you and how you’d like to celebrate your accomplishment!
Where do I get my free guest tickets? Graduates may pick up their complimentary guest tickets by showing a receipt to the SMSU North (Santos Manuel Student Union) LatinX Center during normal hours of operation from Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 8 in SMSU 3308. Any tickets not picked up by Friday, December 8 at 1 PM will be forfeited. The hours of operation are Mon – Thurs. 9 AM – 7 PM, Fridays 10 AM – 1 PM.  
What if I’m unable to pick up the tickets? All guest tickets will need to be picked up from SMSU North 3308 between Monday, November 27 and Friday, December 8. Any unclaimed tickets will be forfeited and unable to use during the ceremony on Saturday, December 9.  
Are additional tickets available?  No additional friends/family tickets are available for purchase during Fall Latinx Grad. Your registration comes with 6 complimentary tickets. Guests must have a ticket to enter the SMSU North Conference Center including children 2+.  
How will you handle seating?  Guest seating will be a first-come, first-served basis with doors opening at 9:00 am. If your guests come early, they may be asked to wait until the Events Center is ready. Graduates will sit together at the front of the Events Center and will walk in together no matter the college or major. Typically, Graduate Students then Undergraduates. Students are encouraged to sit with their friends.  
Who else will be at Latinx Grad? Any guest speakers? Will my professors be there? 

The event will include various cultural entertainment, faculty and staff from CSUSB. 

There will be a student keynote speaker. One of your peers will be selected to speak on behalf of all grads. ALFSS has invited ALL faculty to participate, but if you would like your professor to be there make sure to extend that invitation to them personally. If you want ALFSS to contact them directly, let us know!  

How do I sign up to be the student keynote speaker?   If you are interested in auditioning as student keynote speaker, please email a 3-5 minute audition to by Tuesday, November 14 at 5pm. 
Where do we park? Parking in Lot N will be the closest to the Student Union North Conference Center. All guests will either need to display a valid CSUSB parking permit or purchase a $3 weekend parking permit. 
Will my photo be taken? Yes, GradImages will be photographing each student and photos will be available for purchase after the ceremony. Each student will be emailed complimentary proofs of their photos and can purchase online at  
What if I need disability accommodations? Requests for disability accommodations must be made to Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD) by calling 909-537-5238 (Voice), 909-537-7230 (TTY) or emailing Requests must be made 72 hours in advance.
How can we help spread the word?

Tell all your friends about it and share on your social media. Follow ALFSS on social media:

Instagram: @alfss_csusb
Twitter: @alfsscsusb
Facebook: ALFSScsusb

For the safety of all guests the following items will NOT be allowed into the Events Center: 

Backpacks, large bags (16”x16”x8”), oversized purses, wrapped gifts, balloons, outside food or drinks, silly string, selfie sticks, lasers, chains, horns, fireworks, lighters, matches, weapons, or anything that may cause concern. 

Searches will be conducted at the doors.