Events

Virtual Multicultural Graduation 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 6:00pm

Update: April 20th, 2020

Full details can be found on our website.

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2020 Virtual Multicultural Graduation 

Dear Graduates,

The unprecedented unfolding events this spring term has left us all bewildered. 

Like many of you, we did not expect things to unfold as they have. As you may have heard, PSU’s main 2020 PSU Commencement ceremony will be held online. Similar to other smaller ceremonies, our annual Multicultural Graduation will also be held virtually. 

We share in your disappointment. We acknowledge that many of you consider this experience as a unique milestone in your academic journey. Many of you are the first in your family to earn a post-secondary degree, are students of color who have overcome multiple barriers in your path to graduation, and are international students who left the familiar in the hopes of bringing new ways of learning back to your home countries.

We are all experiencing undeniable sadness and grieve this loss of an in-person celebration with you and your loved ones. We share the sorrow and sense of loss that so many of you are feeling, and we will move forward together to bring our school year to a close in the most meaningful way possible.

The Multicultural Graduation planning committee is committed to honoring your years of work and dedication with a special virtual ceremony supported by student input. Our committee includes Cultural Resource Centers leadership, stakeholders from across campus, and students - all of whom are dedicated to celebrating your accomplishments. 

When we return to campus, we will evaluate and consider how we can honor our 2020 multicultural graduates in-person, to the best of our ability. 

 

Sincerely,

Multicultural Graduation Co-Chairs: 

Ahmed El Mansouri, Coordinator, Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian (MENASA) Initiative

Stacie Taniguchi, Assistant Director, Cultural Resource Centers