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Friday, May 3, 2024, 12:30 p.m.
Drollinger Family Stage
Lawton Plaza, LMU's Westchester Campus

*This space is not covered, please be prepared for the weather.

Día de Reconocimiento is a Latinx graduation celebration and recognition ceremony hosted by Chicano Latino Student Services (CLSS) in the department of Ethnic and Intercultural Services. 

We want to celebrate students' personal success and academic achievements in the Latinx spirit and tradition. The celebration is dedicated to the families of our students, and it is a bilingual program. The event is open to all graduating students, undergraduate, and graduate, but space is limited. This graduation is for students graduating in spring and summer.

The event allows graduates the opportunity to thank those who have helped them throughout their educational careers. During the event, we will recognize the folks that supported the graduates, including their families, mentors, and friends. The celebration, recognition ceremony, and reception will be approximately an hour and a half long. 







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FAQ for Graduates



The event will be held on May 3rd at 12:30 p.m. We have a very tight schedule because we are sharing the space with Kente and Commencement Mass that day.



A reception will immediately follow the event, with very light snacks, so please be mindful to eat before or plan to eat after the reception. The reception will be held at:

  • Sculpture Garden next to Sacred Heart Chapel


Parking Information



The graduates will be assigned seating in the first few rows of the Drollinger family stage. Families can sit on a first-come-first-served basis.


Special Accommodations

If you or your guests need special accommodations (wheelchair access, etc.), please inform about your needs after registering. Accommodations will be handled on a case-by-case basis, but please be considerate of telling us in advance so that we have proper and ample time to make preparations.



Students will get a stole from a Latinx community member during the event during the naming ceremony. Please make sure you wear your regalia for the event. All students participating in Día de Reconocimiento will receive a CLSS graduation stole without any cost. Please make sure to RSVP ahead of time to secure your stole.

*There will NOT be any fees associated with the stole or the ceremony


Watch Live

For those unable to attend in person, Día de Reconocimiento will be livestreamed, please check back for details closer to the event.

FAQs for Participating Graduates

Do I need to wear my regalia at Día de Reconocimiento? 

Yes, all of the participants at Día will need to wear their regalia during the ceremony. Members of the Latinx community will be placing the stoles on the participants during the event. 

I am not Chicanx or Latinx; may I still participate? 

Absolutely! This celebration is open to all LMU students but provides a Latinx cultural atmosphere and is a bilingual program. 

How do I register? 

Registration is closed for this event.

Will there be a fee for the event? 

No fee is associated with this event, and all graduates that participate in Día will get a CLSS graduation stole.

Where do we meet on the day of the graduation celebration? 

You must be on time if you want to walk/sit with your friends. Please direct your family and friends to the Drollinger Family Stage. Your guests cannot walk in with you during the graduation procession. 

Is there a mandatory informational session? 

All students planning to participate in the graduate celebration can watch an informational video to become familiar with the procession, and there will also be an email with the details. Please become familiar with the requirements so we have a smooth graduation.


Key Reminders 

  • Be prepared for the weather. We will have the graduation rain or shine.
  • The graduates will be assigned seating in the first few rows of the Drollinger Family Stage.
  • Families can seat based on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • A live stream will be available for the graduates to share with their extended family and friends.
  • Parking is free during that day.
  • We will share the stage with Kente Graduation and Commencement Mass, so we must be mindful of the ceremony's time.
  • RSVP is required for you to be able to participate in the Ceremony.
  • During the reception, we will provide light snacks, so please make sure you plan for meals before or after the graduation. 

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