Cultural Graduation Celebrations 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Rainbow Graduation Celebration
Student Center, Ballroom B
Coordinator: Harper Tadross -

Friday, May 20, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Raza Graduation Celebration
Person Theatre
Coordinators: Pam Rivas -
Griselda Madrigal -

Friday, May 20, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Black Graduation Celebration
Ives 101
Coordinator: Alley Wheat -

Friday, May 20, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Asian Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration
The Cooperage
Coordinator: Adrian Dizon -
Friday, May 20, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom

Cultural Graduation Reception

SSU, in partnership with The HUB, will be hosting a Cultural Graduation Reception. We welcome all Cultural Graduation participants, friends, allies, and families to celebrate this momentous occasion with a dinner buffet and featured performances from varying ensembles representing the different cultures that we shall be honoring.
If you are interested in being a part of any of these cultural graduation ceremonies, you must register with the respective graduation coordinator. To register, send an email to the respective graduation coordinator(s) with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Age
  • Major & Minor
  • Plans After Graduating
  • 1 sentence / quote to put in program

The deadline to register for all ceremonies will be Friday, April 22nd. SSU and the HUB wants to provide all of the Cultural Graduation participants with the best experience possible and in order to do that we must have everyone register a month before the graduation so that we can plan accordingly.



Cultural & Social Change Events
Thursday, April 21, 2016
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Salazar 1051
Welcome to Inclusivity 101
An opportunity to learn general information about types of disabilities, accessibility, inclusive language, and various resources.


Thursday, April 21, 2016
7:30-10:00 p.m.
Student Center, Ballroom A
Ceilidh Dance Event
A ceilidh is an informal social gathering at with there is Scottish or Irish folk music, singing, dancing, and sometimes, storytelling.  This event is free and all from the campus community are welcome.

Monday, April 25, 2016
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Darwin 102
SSU Disability Awareness Month Documentary Screening
Films: “Uplifting Down: Nigeria” Working together to accept, educate, and inspire people’s beliefs about Down’s Syndrome. “Surfing the Spectrum” Learn about a local program in San Rafael where children with special needs have the opportunity to learn how to surf. Q&A with filmmaker, Steven Gatlin, from Special Affects Films to follow the screenings.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
9:00-11:30 p.m.
Student Center, Ballroom A
Gender Bender/Rainbow Prom
Come out and show off a talent or Lip Sync your favorite pop song in your best gender bending duds!  Not interested in showing off? That’s okay! Support your fellow Seawolves as we celebrate all orientations and identities in a night of fun and bent social norms!

Friday, April 29, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Weill Hall, Green Music Center
FAASUU Pacific Cultural Night
Pacific Culture Night (PCN) is a cultural showcase hosted annually by the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University (FAASSU). FAASSU's dance subgroup, KAPWA ("togetherness" in Tagalog), will be performing several dances in honor of their heritage, including the national dance of the Philippines, Tinikling. The night will also include Polynesian dances and guest performances, such as singing and hip hop dances.