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Latino Graduate Recognition Ceremony

The Latino Graduate Reception is a celebration of our Latino and Latina students at California State University San Marcos. The event is hosted and sponsored by LAFS in collaboration with other campus programs and departments. The reception has been well attended with over 1,000 guests each year. The Latino Graduate Reception does not replace the University Commencement Ceremony. Graduates are encouraged to attend both. The event is held annually in early May.  

2020 Graduate Recognition Update

It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

On behalf of the Latino Association of Faculty & Staff and our fellow Faculty Staff Associations (FSA’s) across Cal State San Marcos (Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association (APIFSA), Black Faculty Staff Association (BFSA), Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer and Ally Faculty Staff Association (LGBTQA FSA), we join to share the news that the Class of 2020 LAFS Latino Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be rescheduled considering the COVID-19 health crisis. This decision was difficult to make; however, it is in line with the CSU Chancellor’s announcement and our University’s message that the CSU commencement ceremonies will be postponed across all 23 campuses.

During times such as these, we are reminded that our family, friends, and community are essential in contributing to the greater good as we focus on a common goal—combating the virus as quickly as we can—through social distancing.

Our commitment to you is we will share information on new dates for our LAFS Latino Graduate Recognition Ceremony and distribution of stoles when the time is right and we return to our normal routines.

Know that we are extremely proud of all Cal State San Marcos students for the resiliency and flexibility shown as the campus transitions to a virtual learning environment. We look forward to celebrating the achievements and successes with all graduating seniors soon. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the committee co-chairs, Celia Martinez & Saida M. Rivas. 


 For your safety and ours, stole sales are not available at this time.

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