American Indian Graduation Celebration

American Indian Student Services, American Indian Studies Program, and American Indian Student Council invites you to join them as they celebrate the academic accomplishments of all American Indian/Alaska Native students at CSULB.

Event Information

When Postponed. Date and time TBD.
Location University Student Union, Ballrooms
Parking Map
Website American Indian Student Services
Cost to Participate No cost to participate
ADA Accommodations To request ADA accommodations, please communicate your needs to the Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC: Student Success Center (SSC), Room 110) at (562) 985-5401.
Student Conduct

Participants are expected to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon the university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and to contribute positively to student and university life. Therefore, the following behaviors is subject to disciplinary consequences:

  • Participating in an activity that substantially and materially disrupts the normal operations of the University or infringes on the rights of members of the University community.
  • Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior at a University related activity, or directed toward a member of the University community.
  • Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of illegal drugs or drugrelated paraphernalia, (except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations) or the misuse of legal pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations), or public intoxication while on campus or at a University related activity.
For additional information, please review the CSULB Campus Regulations - PDF.

Registration Deadline Postponed. Date and time TBD.

We want to congratulate all of our graduates and wish them all the best in their endeavors as they move on to the next journey in their lives. We would also like to thank the parents, families, friends and supporters, without whom the students could not have succeeded as well as they have.

In addition, we would like to acknowledge our current American Indian students as they complete another semester at CSULB.

The reception will include dinner, recognition of the graduates, giveaways, singing by the CSULB Community Drum, and a reunion of our American Indian Alumni.

California State University, Long Beach has long enjoyed the reputation of having an active American Indian presence on campus and having many American Indian Alumni. The University has a tradition of commitment to American Indians which dates back to before the Fall of 1968 when several American Indian students were specifically recruited to Long Beach to begin classes. Today, CSULB actively assists American Indian students in achieving their academic goals and enhancing their personal, intellectual and social development.

CSULB Student Song

Composed in 1995 by Gordon Wasteste with the Elks Whistle Drum from Regina, Saskatchewan. This song is sung for our students, by the CSULB Community Drum during the reception.

Sung in the Dakota language, this song conveys to students the following:

Students, at those times when your education becomes difficult and you are thinking of quitting, remember that your family and friends are anxious and excited about the good things you will do with your education, and your friends and family are depending upon you and standing behind you.

Sponsored By

  • American Indian Student Council
  • American Indian Studies
  • American Indian Student Services
  • Student Life and Development and Division of Student Affairs