UCLA Latinx Graduation
The Latinx Graduation at UCLA was created after In 1972, a small group of Latinx students walked out of their Letters and Science commencement ceremony in response to the lack of cultural relevance, the English-only environment that did not allow for their families to understand, and the limited amount of tickets that prevented all of their family members to attend. Since 1973, Latinx Graduation (previously known as Raza Grad) has provided a culturally empowering ceremony including English and Spanish speakers and performances representing historical traditions from various parts of the Americas.
The 50th Annual UCLA Latinx Graduation Ceremony will be held:
June 16th, 2024
= This ceremony is open to all 2024 graduating student: undergraduate, graduate, Doctorate, JD and MD graduates.
Although the graduation celebrates Chicanxs and Latinxs, participation is not limited by area of study, ethnic background, or national origin. We aim to create an inclusive space that celebrates our intersectional identities while cultivating a sense of unity.
Graduates at the 2023 Latinx Graduation 6/18/2023
Photographed by Stanley Wu Photography
Latinx Grad is a student-initiated and student-run graduation ceremony that celebrates and honors the hard work of Chicanx and Latinx graduating students, their families, and their communities. Furthermore, it aims to inspire graduates to continue to pursue higher education and to apply the knowledge gained for the betterment of our communities.