2020 | 41st Annual Latinx Congratulatory

Photo of the 40th annual Latinx congratulatory class. Photo shows over 200 students in cap and gowns standing outside.

Join us for the 41st Annual Latinx Congratulatory Ceremony 

The Latinx Congratulatory Ceremony is a bilingual ceremony held annually to recognize and celebrate the achievements of all Latina/o students graduating with a bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D.

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7 pm, doors at 6pm
Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

Registration for the 41st Latinx Congratulatory IS OPEN! The registration fee covers your stole, flags, graduation gift, etc. Tickets are free, please do not sell your tickets. All seated guests need a ticket.

If you or a family member requires an accommodation (wheelchair user, deaf/hard of hearing, etc,) please contact us as soon as possible at lacasa@illinois.edu.

Nominate Students for Recognition - https//go.illinois.edu/latinxcongratsawards

Apply to be a Speaker or MC - https://go.illinois.edu/latinxcongrats


Tuesday, January 21 - Congratulatory Registration opens 

Friday, March 13: Deadline to apply to be a student speaker or MC at Congratulatory CLICK HERE TO APPLY
In order to apply to be a student speaker, send a draft of your speech or video by the deadline to Jorge Mena Robles (jmena2@illinois.edu)
There are 3 openings for student speakers: 

  1. Welcome/Opening (5 mins)
  2. Addressing the Parents (5 mins)
  3. Closing (5 mins - Graduate Student)

Friday, April 3: Deadline to nominate students for recognition. CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE
Auditions for student speakers at La Casa, Room 116, 10:30am-12pm
If you know you won’t be able to attend the auditions, but would like to still be considered please make a note of that when you apply.

Friday, April 13: Deadline to Register for Congratulatory

April 27 - 29th: Ticket & Stole Pickup at La Casa Cultural Latina, 9:30 to 5pm. Each student will receive five (5) tickets.

Monday, May 4, 10am: Extra tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis, in person at La Casa.

Monday, May 11: Class photo & rehearsal at Krannert, 2pm-5pm. Business casual. Photo at 2:30pm SHARP.

Friday, May 15: Congratulatory Ceremony at Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Time for photo and line-up coming soon!
  • 6pm Doors open for guests
  • 7pm Ceremony starts



Archived recordings of past ceremonies:

40th Annual (2019) Ceremony - https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_eqcfcydh
40th Annual Ceremony Photo Album (for ordering prints) - https://candiekatesphotography.photoreflect.com/store/Photos.aspx?e=10426746
39th Annual (2018) Ceremony - uofi.box.com/s/lp6psk1cnpmx1b94lqjeo5he055sjaob