CSP Presents: Raza Grad

Chicano Student Programs hosts an annual end-of-the-year event that celebrates graduating Chicano and Latino Highlanders. The annual RAZA Graduation Celebration is a beautiful event that takes place the week before University Commencement.  The purpose of the ceremony is to celebrate students' personal success and academic achievements in the spirit and traditions of the Chicano/Latino culture. The celebration is dedicated to the graduates’ families and is bilingual. See 2022 UCR Raza Grad Celebration to get an idea of this annual celebration. The ceremony is open to all graduating students (undergraduate and graduate). 

This year the ceremony will be held in person (subject to change, following campus safety guidelines) on Sunday, June 2, 2024 in the UCR Student Recreation Center. Our theme is, ““El hecho de graduar no termina la lucha, sino planta la semilla de ciclos futuros. We are the transformative scholars who dismantle systems that do not serve us y construimos comunidades con cariño. Somos el sueño de generaciones hecho realidad.”

 CEREMONY PARTICIPATION CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED - Any applications submitted after 4/16/24 at 8:00AM, PST will be placed on the waitlist. You are welcome to submit your application, however participation is not guaranteed. Items can still be purchased. 

RG 2024 Registration Link: 


To be involved in the planning for this year's ceremony join the Raza Grad Planning Committee by emailing Bibiana Canales for more information.  

We look forward to celebrating with you!


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While the past few ceremonies were presented virtually, we look forward to returning to a vibrant, in-person celebration with our community. We thank the previous Raza Grad Planning Committees and event sponsors for all their effort in making the virtual ceremony as colorful and memorable as possible.


Watch 2020's Virtual Raza Grad Ceremony


Watch 2021's In-Person Raza Grad Ceremony

Watch 2022’s In-Person Raza Grad Ceremony