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The Raza Resource Centro is proud to announce the fourth annual Xicanx/Latinx Graduation ceremony. The event is intended to highlight the achievement of higher education completion in all degree fields for the latinx student community. Self identified latinx students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sciences, Master of Arts, Master of Sciences, Medicine Doctorate, and PhD are eligible to participate. 

In order to better serve our diverse campus community, M.E.Ch.A. and the Raza Resouce Centro will each independently develop a different graduation ceremony, highlighting different areas of student needs and achievements, and collaborate to ensure a timely transition between ceremonies. M.E.Ch.A. will continue to implement the "M.E.Ch.A. de UCSD Raza Graduation", an event that will highlight graduating students who have made a mark in developing and creating social justice and activist orientated spaces for the campus community.

Is the graduation still taking place on Friday June 12, 2020?

On Wednesday May 27, 2020 the RRC Staff made the decision to hold a virtual graduation in replacement of an in-person graduation. The event will take place on Friday June 12, 2020, 3:30pm. The video will be embedded on this webpage. 

Will the Centro be allowing students to walk in the Spring of 2021? 

Students from the Class of 2020 will be given the option of joining the festivities in the in-person graduation in spring of 2021. Further details and logistics will be shared in winter 2021. Students from the Class of 2020 who are interested in participating need to provide a non-UCSD email in the following form. 

I signed up for the graduation, when will I receive my graduation package?

Graduation packages are scheduled to be delivered June 1-June 10, 2020. 

Will the graduation package include the graduation sash?

Yes, the package will include a sash similar to the one shown at the bottom of this page. 

What do I need to do if I already signed up to participate in the graduation?

Students who have already signed up for the graduation don't have to take any further steps. 

I didn't sign up for the graduation, is it too late?

Sign ups for the graduation closed on April 15, 2020. In lieu of an in-person event, the Centro will be shipping graduation packages to students who signed up by the mentioned deadline. Because of the timely order of materials and supplies needed for these packages, we are unable to accommodate any further sign ups. 

I turned in a deposit when I signed up, when will I receive it?

Students who turned in deposits before the university closure will receive their deposits in their graduation packages. 

I want to receive a graduation package, where do I sign up?

Sign ups for the graduation closed on April 15, 2020. In lieu of an in-person event, the Centro will be shipping graduation packages to students who signed up by the mentioned deadline. Because of the timely order of materials and supplies needed for these packages, we are unable to accommodate any further sign ups. 

What is the Centro doing to highlight graduate students?

The Centro has created an Instagram account, RRCXiLatGrad, to highlight students graduating. Students were contacted to provide pictures and text to be featured. 

I still have questions about this process, who do I contact? 

Claudia Martinez, Assistant Director, is the primary contact for any and all questions regarding this event. Her email is claudiamartinez@ucsd.edu

Previous updates: 

UPDATE: As of Wednesday May 27, 2020, the Raza Resource Centro will be hosting a virtual graduation for the Class of 2020. The event will take place on Friday June 12, 3:30pm. The video will be broadcasted live on this webpage. Students from the Class of 2020 will also be invited to come back in spring 2021 if they wish to participate in the in-person event. Details and logistics will be shared during winter 2020. Students who are interested in participating in the 2021 event must provide a non-ucsd email to the following link: 

UPDATE: As of Monday April 6, 2020, the Raza Resource Centro is exploring various ways in which to celebrate this momentous occassion, and no final decision has been made about postponing or cancelling the event. Graduates will receive a detailed email with updates on Tuesday April 7, 2020

UPDATE:
As of Monday March 16, 2020, there is no active plan to postpone or cancel the event. However, pending any directive from the Chancellor, this could change at any given time. 


Deposits (updated 4.6.2020)

The Centro will no longer be collecting deposits for this event. Students who have mailed in deposits between March 16-April 6 should contact the Assistant Director, Claudia Martinez at claudiamartinez@ucsd.edu  


Deposits (updated 3.16.2020)

The Centro will continue to collect deposits, with an extended deadline of Friday April 24, 2020, to confirm attendance to the graduation. Deposits will continue to be collected in person at the Centro for folks who are on campus, and we will now provide the ability to mail in your deposit. Deposits that are mailed in should only be made with a personal or a cashier’s check (please remember to retain record of this). In the situation that the event is cancelled, all cash deposits will be returned within 3 business days. For folks who provided a deposit via personal or cashier’s check, you will be asked to cancel your check. Deposits mailed in should be postmarked by Friday April 24, 2020.

The Centro’s mailing address is: 9500 Gilman Dr, #0055, La Jolla, CA 92093


All participants who signed up by the deadline will receive a graduation package and a copy of the program during the ceremony. This package will include the graduation sash. Packages are scheduled to be delivered between June 1- June 10, 2020.  

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2019 Xicanx/Latinx Graduation: https://youtu.be/CCoyMb8JChI


2018 Xicanx/Latinx Graduation: https://youtu.be/-sIaemymHvI


2017 Xicanx/Latinx Graduation: https://youtu.be/nbrugR7Y1VY