Santa Clara University

Office for Multicultural Learning

Pan Asian Senior Ceremony

The 2014 Pan Asian Senior Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the California Mission Room in the Benson Center.  Doors open at 4:30 pm.

Pan Asian Senior Ceremony is a reception that recognizes the graduating class of Asian descent from Santa Clara University.  This event is a special time for you to bring together your family and friends to help you celebrate this remarkable accomplishment.

Currently, the organizing committee is working on planning the details of this Pan Asian Senior Ceremony. We would like to extend an invitation for graduates (and anyone else) to help make this an event to remember!  This evening will be filled with great memories of your past four years, pictures, and good food! This ceremony is a great way for you to share with your family and friends your accomplishments at SCU as well! If you would like to participate in the ceremony, please RSVP at by May 30th, 2014.  This information will be used in the program the night of the event.  For additional information or any questions, please contact Pauline Nguyen.




What is it?  The Pan Asian Senior Ceremony is a graduation reception and celebration for all graduating students who identify as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, East Asian, South Asian, or any other Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. The ceremony is a more intimate way of celebrating graduation with family and friends, and focuses on the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

What will happen at this event?  The planning committee has put together a Senior Ceremony that honors the diverse ethnic heritages of the Pan Asian community. This evening will start with a reception, then proceed with guest speakers, "sashing" of the graduates, and much more! 

Is this event the actual graduation (commencement)? No, the official University-wide Commencement will be held the Saturday after the Pan Asian Senior Ceremony. It will be at the Commencement that you will receive your diploma from the University President. Please contact the University's Commencement Office for details on the University's graduation activities. The Pan Asian Senior Ceremony is not a required event for you to attend, but is an additional highlight of commencement festivities.

What should I wear? Dress code is business casual, i.e. no ties, no jeans, no flip flops. You do not need to, nor should you wear your cap and gown.

How many guests can I bring? This will depend on the number of students who are interested in participating in the event. The planning committee will manage the total number of RSVPs so that everyone who wants to can participate.

Can I invite my teachers and staff members?  Yes, you may invite the faculty or staff members you want to attend but they will also need to RSVP by the specified deadline.

How long will the event last?  Approximately 1 hour.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?  You can contact Pauline Nguyen.


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