Ramos, a CSUSB alumnus, and bird singers from Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians gathered in front of the Santos Manuel Student Union North to celebrate the month with traditional singing and dancing.
A weekend of ceremonies that honored the hard work and dedication of the Class of 2022. A total of 2,320 undergraduate students and 513 graduate students celebrated at the CSUSB Spring Commencement on May 20 and 21.
More than 2,830 students are expected to participate in the CSUSB 2022 Spring Commencement, the university’s first live spring commencement since 2019, in four separate ceremonies May 20-21 at the Toyota Arena in Ontario.
CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales gave a speech at the Santos Manuel Student Union North grand opening; Brian Levin (criminal justice) discussed why the Aryan Nations Knights chose Arizona and commented on the increase of anti-Russian attacks; and Agustin Ramirez (VSC) commented on CSUSB being named a Military Friendly School.
More than 500 people – students, faculty, staff, administrators, dignitaries and members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians – attended the grand opening on March 17.
Santos Manuel is revered by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as a visionary man who arose in their darkest hour through extraordinary leadership, ensuring the survival of their ancestors and tribe.
The Santos Manuel Student Union North is part of the CSUSB SMSU complex, one of the largest building complexes in the CSU named for an indigenous elder and leader. Its formal grand opening will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17.