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El Centro Chicano y Latino is will be open starting 09/26/22 for the hours of 11am - 5pm (Mon-Fri).

Nuestra Graduación - Chicanx/Latinx Graduation

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Nuestra Graduación

Nuestra Graduación, Stanford’s Chicanx/Latinx commencement, is an annual event held in conjunction with Stanford University’s Commencement intended to celebrate the achievements of Latinx undergraduate and graduate student degree recipients. The staff at El Centro are proceeding with plans to host Nuestra Graduación in-person on Saturday, June 11th 2022 (2:00pm) at Stanford Memorial Church.

Guest Information is now available for family and guests, click the link on the left hand side or open it HERE. 

Nuestra Grad Rehearsal: Thursday, June 9th 2022, 3-5pm (PT)

Stole Pick-Up (Before Nuestra Grad): Friday, June 10th 2022, 10am - 4pm (PT) Stanford Memorial Church. 

Nuestra Grad Check-In: Saturday, June 11th 2022, 1-2pm (PT) Stanford Memorial Church.


We are thrilled to resume awarding the following distinctions during this year's Nuestra Graduación:

  • Cecilia and Tony Burciaga Community Development Award
  • Jerry I. Porras Chicano/Latino Community Scholar Prize for Academic Excellence

The deadline to submit nominations for these awards has passed, award winners for the 2022 and 2020 awards will be announced live at Nuestra Grad. 

Registration for the 2022 Nuestra Graduación:

If you are interested in participating in this year’s Nuestra Graduación, please complete the registration form in its entirety when available to ensure we have all the necessary information to properly recognize your accomplishment. 


NOTE: To ensure the safety and well-being our our comunidad, the Nuestra Grad team will be strictly enforcing COVID safety protocols including masking and social distancing. Safety protocols and procedures will be detailed in follow-up communication to students and their guests. Additionally, we are unable to provide a stole to individuals who registered after the May 8th deadline. Registering for the late registration form guarantees your participation in the ceremony but we are unable to guarantee your name in the graduation program.  

The registration process will ask for personal and academic information including;  

(1) A 150 word (max) biography to include with your name and major information. The Bio is an opportunity for you to thank family, friends, or community members as well as share a message with all the participants and guests of Nuestra Grad. The team at El Centro does our best to preserve the message of each bio but may edit or omit any portion of the bio if inappropriate or harmful content is found. In this case we may reach out to the graduate to request they edit or resubmit their bio.

(2) A photo of you (the Graduate) to be included with your bio in the program. We welcome you to be creative with this image as it will be a highlight of your accomplishment for you and your loved ones. El Centro may request a substitute image if the submitted one if found to be inappropriate or have too poor a resolution. Photos should be formatted as a JPEG, PNG, or PDF.

No Registration Fee for Nuestra Grad:

Thanks to contributions from the Stanford Fund and Alum, we will not require graduates to pay a fee for this year's Nuestra Grad! 

Commencement vs Graduation:

Nuestra Grad is a commencement celebration and does not confer or issue degrees. You MUST apply to graduate through Axess by submitting your application.  GRADUATE & COTERM STUDENTS, please check with your department(s) on the process and due dates. UNDERGRADUATES, note the following dates to file for graduation;

  • Application to Graduate opens on Friday, February 25th 2022. 
  • Deadline: 5:00PM (Pacific Daylight Time) Friday, April 8th 2022.
  • Late Deadline w/ $50 fee - 5:00PM (Pacific Daylight Time) Friday, May 27th 2022. 

For more information on Graduation click here.