Cultural Graduations


Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Whittier's cultural graduations are a part of the College's long-standing tradition of celebrating the diversity and resilience among the APIDA, Black, Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities. The cultural graduations are celebration for the entire family and honor graduates and those who helped them reach the completion of their degree.

The cultural graduations are organized, planned, and coordinated by students. Questions about the cultural graduations can be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion at

Students wishing to participate in any of the cultural graduations must register by March 18. 

All participants and attendees must complete a Health Screening Form.

Lavender Graduation | Friday, May 20, 2022 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Lavender Graduation honors the achievements and contributions of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQIA+), and ally students. Undergraduate and graduate candidates are invited to take part in the celebration.

Latinx Graduation | Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Latinx Graduation is an intimate bilingual celebration where family, friends, and community members come together to highlight the achievements and personal success of graduating seniors, in the spirit and traditions of Latinx cultures.

Black Graduation | Sunday, May 22, 2022 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Black Graduation honors and recognizes the accomplishments of our students of African descent. This specialized celebration allows students to celebrate their graduation in an atmosphere that honors their cultural heritage.

APIDA Graduation | Monday, May 23, 2022 |2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Graduation honors the academic and personal achievements of our graduating students of Asian and Pacific Islander Desi American descent.