Chicane Latine Year End Ceremony

Felicidades Class of 2024!

This year El Centro will host the traditional Chicane Latine Year-End Ceremony to honor our graduating Latine-identified students and their families. Our bilingual celebration highlights the achievement in higher education of the Latine community, amplifies student voices, and creates a space that celebrates diversity and empowers continuing students. 

Chicane Latine Year-End Ceremony

For decades, the El Centro has been hosting the annual Chicane Latine Year-End Ceremony (CLYEC). This year's CLYEC will be hosted in person on Monday, June 17, 2024 at 1:00pm on the East Upper Field. 2024 will mark the 52nd anniversary of our Chicane Latine Year End Ceremony–a celebration for all graduating students, undergraduate and graduate, and their families. CLYEC is a community celebration for students who self-identify with the Chicane and Latine communities on campus and is organized by the El Centro. During the bilingual ceremony, there are danzantes, live musical performances, and powerful keynote speakers. 

Please note that UCSC Commencement and the Chicane Latine Year End Ceremony are not the same thing. Chicane Latine Year End Ceremony is an El Centro program and not a degree conferring event. Students may sign up for their college commencement and/or the Chicane Latine Year-End Ceremony. 

For questions or concerns, please email El Centros' Director, Xiomara Lopez (

Cultural stoles El Centro distributed 350 free cultural stoles on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Registration for the Chicane Latine Year-End Ceremony opened on April 1, 2024, and closed on May 13, 2024, at 11:55 pm PT via Marching Order. Marching Order is the commencement registration system, once in the system graduates can sign up for their college commencement and any celebrations. If students did not sign up before the deadline, simply show up on the day of the event with their 5 guests as we will not turn anyone away.

Marching Order Registration Tutorial

Accessibility Accommodations will be available in Marching Order. 

Guest Policy: Graduates can bring up to 5 guests. Children under 5 will not require a ticket. More information will be announced around ticket exchange. 

Regalia is not required for CLYEC or UCSC Commencement. A link will soon be posted for you to purchase regalia.

Please use the commencement checklist to stay updated with information sessions, registration, and other graduation-related events. For questions regarding Marching Order, or UCSC Commencement, please contact


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