The Latinx/a/o Graduation is a celebration that builds community and a sense of familia for PCC students, and strives to empower students to be the agents for social change in their lives, in their families and in their communities. Our goal is to provide models of success for future generations.

LA CELEBRACION!

Join us in honoring your accomplishments in a culturally-rich and bilingual celebration along with your family and peers. The ceremony is for both Transfer and Graduating students from PCC and CEC.

This year's celebration will be held on April 29th, 2022 at 6pm near Sexson Auditorium--on campus! We're excited to safely reunite and celebrate with you and your loved ones!

INCLUDED IN THE CELEBRATION

  • Ceremony honoring your achievements
  • Sarape Stole
  • Entertainment
  • Dinner
  • Community of students, family members and PCC staff rooting for you!

Note: In accordance to LA County and the City of Pasadena, PCC will be following COVID-19 safety protocols and regulations. Please keep in mind that we are actively monitoring the pandemic; if there are any changes to the planned celebration, participating students will receive and email notification with the latest update.

 

Participation Requirements:

  1. Complete an associate degree, certificate program, or be transferring to a four-year university
  2. Submit the Latinx/a/o Graduation Application
  3. Attend one of the mandatory informational orientations
      • Tuesday, March 1     12pm -1pm
      • Tuesday, March 15    5pm - 6pm
      • Tuesday, March 29   12pm - 1pm (hybrid option)
      • Wednesday April 6    4:30 - 5:30pm
      • Thursday, April 14     10am - 11am (hybrid option)
      • Thursday April 21      5pm - 6pm

   4. Attend mandatory rehearsal for celebration on April 27th from 3pm to 4:30pm

Latinx/a/o Graduation Application

To be considered as a participant, please submit an online application

Please note this application is not a petition to graduate from PCC, it is solely an application to participate in the graduation celebration.

Apply Now


Information for Guests

Latinx/a/o Graduation 

Friday, April 29, 2022
6 PM - 8 PM

Pasadena City College
Sexson Auditorium
1570 E Colorado Blvd,
Pasadena, CA 91106

General Schedule

  • Doors open: 5:30 pm
  • Graduation Ceremony: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Dinner: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm 

Auditorium rules
Please be seated at all times (house rules).

Prohibited
Balloons, view-obstructing signs, air horns, food and beverages, flash photography, and strollers

Accessibility
Elevator access from 1st floor of C building, enter south side by V building. See the campus map. 
Visitors with official DMV placard may park in any spot without PCC permit. 
ASL (American Sign Language) is available. Must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance. 
Any other requests may be sent to clave@pasadena.edu or call (626) 585-3167.

Parking
Parking -TBA ONLY
You may park in other lots and purchase a parking permit.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this graduation celebration is meant to be complimentary to the main PCC Commencement. Some students will participate in both or just one. It’s up to you! 
Tickets, attire, and general information will be discussed during the mandatory orientation. 
For this graduation celebration, we do not require students to wear a cap or gown. We will discuss the dress code in detail during the orientations. 
We wanted this celebration to complement PCC's commencement. Being able to have it before the main commencement gives students the opportunity to wear the sarape stoles they receive to the larger commencement. 
Yes, it is free. We provide students with the Sarape sash, certificate of achievement, and dinner. 
Unfortunately, students completing Fall 2022 and beyond will not be able to participate, but can participate in the Spring 2023 celebration.

If you would like to be considered for this special honor, please indicate this information on the graduation application. The committee is interested in a speech that will resonate with the entire audience - students, parents, and guests. The speech cannot be more than 3 minutes long.

Have Further Questions? Contact Us!

Email us at: clave@pasadena.edu or call (626) 585-7287 with any additional questions.