ANNUAL LATINO COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION
The following information, instructions, and important dates and times are for students participating in The Annual Latino Commencement Celebration (LCC). In order to plan and conduct a graduation ceremony that our graduates and their family members and guests can be proud of, YOU MUST READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY.
PARKING INFORMATION: Due to expected high volume of traffic generated from the Latino Commencement Ceremony and from the new Campus Pointe Retail Center please click on the MAP link for information on alternate routes and places to park in order to reduce traffic congestion and parking.
This will also ensure an early arrival and departure from the event at the SaveMart Center.
click here for Security Information Instructions
Go to or scroll down for information on:
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR NAME WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE PROGRAM IF YOUR APPLICATION IS TURNED IN AFTER THE DUE DATE. Please see "Important Dates "
Funds collected from graduate application fees are used to pay the cost associated with the use of the Save Mart Center. This includes the charges for safety officers and Save Mart Center staff.
Application fees can be paid by cash, check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard at the Cashier Window in the Joyal Administration Building from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Mon-Fri. Make checks and money orders payable to: Fresno State and include your student ID number.
The sash is a “gift” that each graduate student will get with the colors of the flag that represents Mexico. The sash will be distributed on the day of Commencement.
Colors from other Latin Countries
If you have selected a sash with the colors of a Latin country other than Mexico (e.g. Peru, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, etc.), You will be receiving a call or email to pick up your sash when it becomes available.
The Annual Latino Commencement Celebration will be held on:
Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Save Mart Center.
Ceremony: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Graduates are required to meet at 4:30 pm at the loading dock on the northeast corner of the Save Mart Center Building.
Academic regalia is required. Caps, gowns, and invitations/announcements will be available for purchase at the Kennel Bookstore during the month of March.
- Graduate Students will be hooded at the ceremony.
Rehearsal to be held at Save Mart Center on the Thursday prior to Saturday's LCC.
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
We will meet at the loading dock located on the northeast side of the Save Mart Center Building.
One practice session has been scheduled for the LCC participants. It is mandatory for graduates to attend. If your final is scheduled at the same time as the rehearsal, try to stop by the Save Mart Center after your final if possible or if you have a friend attending, you will need to get that information from him/her.
Guest with Wheel Chairs- Handicapped seating is available throughout the arena, seek usher assistance. Due to a limited space, only one person is permitted to accompany a person in a wheelchair.
Guest with Hearing Impairments- An interpreter will be stationed at the lower section/rows of Section 111 (Shaw Avenue side).
Admission to the celebration is free and graduates may invite as many guests as they wish. There will be free parking available in the parking lots North of the Save Mart Center.
Graduates must arrive at 4:30 pm at the loading dock on the northeast corner of the Save Mart Center Building. LCC volunteers will be available to assist.
IMPORTANT: Graduates must be prepared to form the procession line by 5:15 pm. LCC volunteers will be available to assist in the process.
As was the case last year, we will be producing a DVD of the LCC. It will include segments of the event and will contain the entire recognition of graduates on stage. The recognition of graduates on stage will consist of hearing the graduates' name as it is read on stage and capturing a portion of the graduate walking across the stage as she/he is congratulated by the platform part.
The DVDs can be purchased for $30.00 (no refunds) and must be paid in advance at the Cashier's Window in the Joyal Building. Once we receive the DVDs in June, we will be contacting you via email to let you know when you can pick up the DVD or if you would like it mailed to your address, please note that if you do want the DVD mailed we will not be responsible if it is lost.