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Cambodian Graduation Celebration

The Cambodian Student Society invites you to join them as they celebrate the academic accomplishments of all Cambodian students at CSULB.

Registration will open mid-March

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: University Student Union - Ballrooms
Website: Cambodian Student Society
Cost to Participate:

$30.00 Registration

Submit your cash or money order payment to the Associated Students Business Office (ASBO: USU-229) and turn in your payment receipt to Student Life and Development (SLD: USU-215) by Friday, April 21, 2017. Participants will receive a stole, a certificate, and light refreshments at the graduation celebration.

Priority Deadline:

Register and Pay by Friday, April 21, 2017

First come, first serve as space is limited. Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is made at the ASBO and recorded at SLD.


During the 1960s, CSULB hosted more than 100 Cambodian exchange students who participated in a USAID program to learn industrial skills. Among them was San Ramjek who came to Long Beach State as a student in 1962. San explained that the first Cambodian Student Association was organized at CSULB in 1959.

In December 1975, it was incorporated as a non-profit organization and renamed the Cambodian Association of America (C.A.A.), now known as Cambodian Student Society (CSS).


With the help of CSULB professor and CSS faculty advisor, Dr. Teri Yamada, CSS has been very successful in providing services to fellow students and the community as a whole. Every year, during the Cambodian New Year, CSS takes great efforts to proudly organize and host a cultural show for the community in order to promote friendship, understanding, and awareness of the Khmer culture today. This year, 2017, signifies our 33rd annual show at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

To recognize all the Cambodian graduates of CSULB, CSS hosts an annual graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements in completing their degrees.

The event is free for all. Family and friends are more than welcome to join in on the celebration.

For further information and to register contact us at or visit our website:

Cambodian Group
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