The 36th Annual Chicanx and Latinx Graduation Celebration will now be virtual on June 12, 2020. For any questions please contact Cirilo Cortez at More details to follow soon. 
2019 GRAD

Since 1987, UC Davis has celebrated the academic achievement of its Chicanx/Latinx students. The goal of the Chicanx/Latinx Graduation Celebration is to sponsor a culturally meaningful celebration that reflects Chicanx/Latinx culture and values. This is highlighted in presentations by a keynote speaker, student speakers and cultural entertainers. The graduation celebration seeks to:

  • Allow students to participate in a more personal and meaningful celebration with students who share similar ethnic backgrounds.
  • Communicate the importance of an education for Chicanx/Latinx youth, UC Davis students, families and the community.
  • Recognize parents, family, and others for their support and love in helping us to attain our college degrees.
  • Organize a celebration for all UC Davis Chicanx/Latinx faculty, staff, students, and family in recognition that community represents the buildings blocks that help mold us into who we are as individuals.
  • Expose fellow members of the campus community who are not of Chicanx/Latinx heritage to our event in the hopes that this will foster an appreciation for our distinct struggles, culture, and achievements.
  • Serve as a recruitment mechanism as well as provide role models for the Chicanx/Latinx youth.

For more information, contact Cirilo Cortez, Ph.D., Director, Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success

Interested in participating in the 2020 Chicanx/Latinx Graduation Celebration?

To guarantee a place in June’s celebration, please contact Cirilo Cortez at