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¡Felicidades Class of 2022!

The Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students (ALFSS) invites Spring 2022 graduates to participate in the Spring Latinx Graduate Recognition Ceremony. 

Event Details:

In-Person Ceremony: Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 AM
Coussoulis Arena
California State University, San Bernardino

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Graduate Check-In
9:00 AM - Doors Open
10:00 - 12:00 PM - Ceremony

CEREMONY REGISTRATION CLOSED

Ceremony Livestream - May 14 at 10AM

*Non-refundable

UPDATED COVID-19 Protocols (as of 4/8/2022)

Your health and safety is our number one priority! Face coverings are REQUIRED for all graduates and guests over the age of 2.

Full vaccination or a negative COVID test are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED but NOT REQUIRED and will not be checked at the door.

All graduates and guests are required to complete the Daily Health Screening found at https://www.csusb.edu/covid-19/covid-19-daily-health-screen.

COVID guidelines and procedures are subject to change based on federal, state, county and CSU guidelines.

Questions? View the FAQ below or Email Latinograd@csusb.edu

Ceremony Co-Chairs: Miranda Canseco and Diana Hernandez


Interested in volunteering for the Ceremony?
Sign up by Monday, May 9, 2022

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Sash Only 2022

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)

RE-OPENED until Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 8:00AM (Last Opportunity)

Signup Instructions

Register for the 2022 Spring LatinX

Frequently Asked Questions

Saturday, May 14, 2022
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Graduate Check-In
9:00 AM - Doors Open
10:00 - 12:00 PM - Ceremony

Download the FAQ Spanish Version

General Question FAQs
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 the official commencement ceremony. There is cultural entertainment, and certain parts of the ceremony are bilingual. Also, all graduates are given an opportunity to give a “8 second shout-out” to thank their loved ones during the ceremony.

Do I need to be an ALFFS member to participate? No, it’s not required. If you are interested, more information about membership can be found at: https://www.csusb.edu/alfss/association-latino-faculty-staff-and-students-membership-form
What is the cost to participate in Latinx Grad? The cost is a $35 registration fee that includes a cultural sash, participation in the ceremony, and 5 guest tickets. $10 per additional guest ticket. For the sash only and to NOT participate in the live ceremony, the cost is $30. Payments must be made online through the following link:  REGISTRATION CLOSED. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS 
How many guest tickets are included in the $35 registration fee? The fee that includes a cultural sash, participation in the ceremony, and 5 guest tickets. $10 per additional guest ticket.
Where do I sign-up? REGISTRATION CLOSED. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS 
When does registration open? Grad Days, Tuesday, March 15, 2022
When is the deadline? Registration deadline by Friday, April 15, 2022 at 5:00pm or until sold out
Is there a limit of students that can participate? Yes, there is space for 400 students.
TICKET/SASH QUESTIONS
Questions Answers
Where do I pick up my guest tickets?

Tickets will be picked up in the Latinx Center in SMSU North 3308 starting Monday, May 9 – Friday, May 13. Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Palm Desert Campus: students may stop to pick-up tickets in the Administrative Office, Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building (RG), RG-203 starting May 9 – Friday, May 13: Monday/Wednesday from 2:30pm-5pm, Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00am-5:00pm or Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.

What if I am unable to pick up my guest tickets? Any unclaimed tickets will be forfeited and unable to use during the ceremony on Saturday, May 14. 
How do I get my cultural sash for the Sash Only Option?

All sash only option must be picked up from Latinx Center in SMSU North 3308 starting Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 20, 2022.  Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Palm Desert Campus: students may stop to pick-up tickets in the Administrative Office, Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building (RG), RG-203 starting Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 20, 2022: Monday/Wednesday from 2:30pm-5pm, Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00am-5:00pm or Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.

What is the age limit for guest tickets?   All guests regardless of age will need to have a ticket upon entry to the ceremony. 
STUDENT KEYNOTE QUESTIONS
Questions Answers
How do I signup to be a keynote speaker? If you are interested in auditioning as student keynote speaker, please email a 3-5 minute audition to latinograd@csusb.edu by April 8, 2022
CEREMONY QUESTIONS
Questions Answers
What time should I be there? Graduates check-in time is 8:00 am – 9:00 am, the ceremony begins at 10:00 am. Make sure to be on time! 
What happens if I check-in late? The graduates that check-in late will not be called in alphabetical order. Their names will be called after those that check-in on time.
Should I wear my cap and gown? Cap and gown are optional but highly recommended. 
Will my photo be taken? Yes, Grad Images 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 https://www.gradimages.com/.
What if I can't attend the ceremony?

There is a sash only option for $30 – sash must be picked up by Friday, May 20

All sash only option must be picked up from Latinx Center in SMSU North 3308 starting Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 20, 2022.  Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Palm Desert Campus: students may stop to pick-up tickets in the Administrative Office, Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building (RG), RG-203 starting Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 20, 2022: Monday/Wednesday from 2:30pm-5pm, Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00am-5:00pm or Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.

How will seating be arranged? 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 Coussoulis Arena is ready. Graduates will sit together at the front of the Coussoulis Arena and will walk in together no matter the college or major. Typically, Graduate Students then Undergraduates. Students are encouraged to sit with their friends.
What time should I tell my guests to arrive?

Doors open at 9:00am

Please advise your guests to allocate time for the various security checks before entering the Arena - Vaccination Check, Daily Health Screen Check, Bag Check, Ticket Check.

What do I have to say when my name is called? Do I have to speak?  Speaking or giving your “shout-out” is optional. You will have 8 seconds to say your shout out - 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 certain parts of the ceremony in Spanish or Bilingual.
Can I only participate in one graduation ceremony (e.g., university commencement or Latinx Grad)? Students are welcome to participate in both the official commencement ceremony as well as Latinx Grad. Please be aware that each ceremony has its own fees and timelines.
Who else will be at Latinx Grad? Any guest speakers? Will my professors be there? The ceremony will include cultural entertainment, faculty and staff from CSUSB. We invite you to ask your professors to be a part of the ceremony. Please have them contact us at Latinograd@csusb.edu for more information. There will be a student keynote speaker from your graduating class.
What if I need accommodations? Requests for accommodations must be made via email at Latinograd@csusb.edu. Requests must be made 72 hours in advance.
Will the ceremony be recorded? Yes. The recording will be available via the ALFSS YouTube account.
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: @alfsscsusb
Twitter: @alfsscsusb
Facebook: @ALFSScsusb
What items are prohibited in the Arena?

For the safety of all guests, the following items will NOT be allowed into the Arena:  

Balloons, backpacks, bags, purses, stroller, wrapped gifts, outside food or drinks, silly string, selfie sticks, lasers, chains, fireworks, lighters, matches, weapons, or anything that may cause concern. Searches will be conducted at the doors. 

COVID Protocols
Questions Answers
Will masks be required for graduates and guests? Yes, Face coverings are REQUIRED for all graduates and guests over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.
Will proof of vaccination be required for guests?

UPDATED COVID-19 Protocols (as of 4/8/2022)

Full vaccination or a negative COVID test are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED but NOT REQUIRED and will not be checked at the door.

Where can I get COVID tested?

Yes. Schedule an on-campus testing appointment online.

Testing is open to CSUSB and members of the public.

Testing is available at the San Bernardino Campus Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Yasuda Center. 

Testing is available at the Palm Desert Campus Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Indian Wells Theater Lobby 

What COVID protocols will be in place for the ceremony?

UPDATED COVID-19 Protocols (as of 4/8/2022)

Your health and safety is our number one priority! Face coverings are REQUIRED for all graduates and guests over the age of 2.

Full vaccination or a negative COVID test are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED but NOT REQUIRED and will not be checked at the door.

All graduates and guests are required to complete the Daily Health Screening found at https://www.csusb.edu/covid-19/covid-19-daily-health-screen.

COVID guidelines and procedures are subject to change based on federal, state, county and CSU guidelines.

For more questions contact us at Latinograd@csusb.edu.