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 Frequently Asked   Questions! 

Participation:

  • What are the Requirements to participate?

    • Have Standing to graduate (Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, JD or MD)

      • Fall 2025 graduate or Winter, Spring or Summer 2024 graduates!

    • Register for Latinx Graduation by deadline of May 9th, 2024

    • Pay Registration fee 

    • Complete & submit 10 approved community service hours 

 

Registration:​

  • ​How do I register for Latinx Grad?

    • Fill out the registration form at 414 Kerckoff with a Committee Member (check IG for hours)

    • Pay the registration fee (CASH only due to issues with Venmo and Zelle)

      • $90 if you pay during Winter quarter​

      • $100 if you pay during Spring Quarter before the registration deadline (April 26th, 2024) 

  • What if I registered and I don’t want to participate anymore?

  • Is a parking permit included with the grad fee?

    • Unfortunately, no.

  • What is included in my registration fee?

    • 12 tickets per person

    • 1 grad pack (item details will be posted at a later date on our website)

    • 1 official 51st Annual Latinx Graduation Ceremony sash  

General Ceremony Info:

  • When & where is Latinx Grad?

    • Latinx Grad will be held at Pauley Pavilion Sunday, June 16th, 2024 (time TBA)

  • I no longer wish to participate. Can I receive a refund?

    • This is a nonrefundable event. 

Payment:​​

  • How much is registration this year?

    • $90 Winter Quarter Early Bird Registration

    • $100  Registration Spring Quarter, Before May 9th, 2024

    • Late Registration: (check at a later time)

      • Includes Sash and any available Grad Pack Items.  Complete Grad Pack is not guaranteed due to production delays and availability restrictions. ​

  • Why is there a cost for Latinx Grad?

    • Latinx Grad is a student-run, student-funded event that we believe should exist for our community. 

    • Fees cover the cost of: 

      • CTO ticketing fees​

      • Personalized 2024 Latinx Grad Sash

      • Grad Pack

      • Vendor Fees 

      • Performance Fees

      • Speaker Fees

      • Photography fees - every graduate will receive event images. 

    • Student organizers are not paid. They volunteer all hours dedicated to the planning of the event. 

 

Grad Packs:

  • When will I be able to pick up my grad pack & tickets?

    • Grad packs & tickets will be available for pick-up during grad pack distribution. Grad pack distribution dates will be released at least 2 weeks before the ceremony date. Please visit this site in May 2024 for updated pick-up times.

    • You can only pick up your grad pack & tickets once your registration payment and community service hours are confirmed. ​

  • I cannot attend one of the pick up times. Can someone pick up on my behalf?

    • Yes, someone can pick up on your behalf. Please email the gradpacks committee at gradpacks.uclalatinxgrad@gmail.com authorizing someone else to pick up on your behalf. Please forward this email to the person picking up on your behalf since they will have to show us this email when picking up. Person picking up will need to show their ID and the name must match the name authorized to pick up.  

      • Email template:

        • Subject: Pick up Authorization: Your Name 

      • Email:

        • Hi my name is (name here) and my student ID is (student ID here). I authorize (name here) to pick up my gradpack and tickets on my behalf. Thanks!

Tickets:

  • ​How many tickets will we receive?

    • Each student can request up to 12 tickets. Additionally, the number of tickets are determined by the number of participants and the capacity of Pauley Pavilion.

  • How can I request extra tickets?

    • Extra tickets are NOT guaranteed. 

  • Do all of my guests need tickets? Some of them are toddlers/children.

    • If your guest will be taking up a seat during our ceremony, then they will need a ticket.

  • General Ticket Info:

    • In order to ensure adequate seating for all, guests of graduates will be required to possess a ticket to gain admittance to Pauley Pavilion. An email will be sent to all participants who have paid their registration fee and received a confirmation email from our committee. Tickets will be distributed via UCLA’s Central Ticket Office (CTO) ticketing system. All confirmed participants will automatically be emailed with specific instructions on how to access their ticket account with their virtual tickets by CTO. Your tickets will be emailed to the email provided in your registration form. Expect to receive this email with your attendees tickets in late May/early June.​

    • Graduates (and participating faculty) will not need a ticket for admittance to the ceremony.

    • The tickets are virtual and the “print at home” option is NOT automatic for all tickets. If you would like to print your tickets you need to email CTO after you have received your ticket confirmation email to request the pdf version of your tickets.

    • Contact CTO: cto@tickets.ucla.edu

We Reserve the Right…

  • ​Latinx Graduation will ABSOLUTELY NOT TOLERATE comments and behaviors rooted in homophobia, transphobia, anti-Blackness, anti-indigenous sentiments, xenophobia, toxic nationalism, misogyny, ableism, racism, sexism, etc. 

  • Please note that we reserve the right to remove any guest or participant who obstructs the creation of a safe environment. Again, please help us create a safe and loving environment for all guests by ensuring you and your guests are aware of these guidelines.**

 

 

Ceremony Accommodations Requests:

  • Please be aware that our commencement ceremony will require graduates to stand for some time before walking into Pauley Pavilion and before their name-calling and crossing of the stage. Note that Pauley Pavilion does have accessible entrances. Degree candidates with disabilities, who need accommodations to participate in our ceremony, are asked to fill out the accommodation request form under the "Forms" tab of our website to ensure proper arrangements are made prior to the ceremony. 

    • We want all graduates to be able to participate in our graduation ceremony and accommodations are available to make that possible. If you know you will need accommodation please make your request as soon as possible. 

  • If your attendees need special accommodations:

    • Request and future details will be posted in late May/ early June.​

 

Email Correspondence:

  • I emailed you, but you have not responded yet. What should I do?

    • Due to the influx of emails we receive please allow 2 weeks for email correspondence. Please make sure you are reaching out to the relevant committee for a faster response time! Reference our Contact Us tab for individual committee emails. If we have not responded within 2 weeks please feel free to send a reminder email. Thank you!

 

Community Service Hours:

  • How many community service hours are needed to participate?

    • 10 hours minimum from our approved event list

  • Where do I submit my completed hours?

    • The link is on the Community Service Hours tab. 

  • I am missing community service hours/payment, can I still pick up my grad pack & tickets?

    • No, you can only pick up your grad pack & tickets once your registration and community service hours are confirmed. ​

  • I did not complete the community service hours. Can I still participate?

    • No, all participants are required to complete this component. 

  • Does transportation time count towards Latinx Grad hours?

    • No, transportation/the time spent commuting to volunteer events does not count towards your 10 hours. 

  • Where and when are the events to do the community hours?

    • Our event list is live on our community service page. 

  • Can I petition for an event?

    • Yes, our petition is live!

  • Why is there a community service requirement?

    • Latinx graduation aims to inspire graduates to continue to pursue higher education and to apply the knowledge gained for the betterment of our communities. Bettering our comunidades and continuing to serve them is core to the ceremony's beliefs and mission. For the past 50 years UCLA Latinx graduates have completed thousands of community service hours for the better of our communities! Thank you for having been a part of this change!

 

Graduate/Doctorate/JD/MD Students:

  • ​Do graduate students need to complete Latinx Grad community hours?

    • Yes, community service is a huge component of our ceremony values and all participants are required to complete 10 hours.

  • Do graduate students need to pay the registration fee?

    • Yes! Graduate students are not exempt from paying.

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