Latina/o Congratulatory

38th Annual Latina/Latino Congratulatory Ceremony 

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7 pm
Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

The Latina/Latino 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.

2017 Registration Form

To register for the 38th Latina/o Congratulatory you must register online. Once you register, please STOP by La Casa Cultural Latina to pay the program fee $60.00. If you register for the congratulatory ceremony after Friday April 7th, you will not be able to receive a stole.

La Casa Cultural Latina
1203 W. Nevada Street MC 145
Urbana, IL 61801

La Casa Student Award Application 2017 

Latina/o Congratulatory Ceremony Important Dates 2017

Tuesday, January 17: 2017 Congratulatory Registration opens 

Friday, March 17: Deadline to apply to be a student speaker at Congratulatory

·         We need 3 student speakers for the following parts of the program: Opening (5 mins), Addressing the Parents (5 mins), Closing (5 mins - GRADUATE STUDENT)

·         In order to apply to be a student speaker, send a draft of your speech or video by the deadline to Jorge Mena Robles (

·         Deadline to apply for EMCEES – Congratulatory Committee will make arrangements for auditions. 

Friday, April 7: 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 7: Deadline to register with the guarantee of a graduation stole. Questions (

Friday, April 7: Deadline to nominate graduate students (information online). Please contact Araceli Diaz ( for questions.

Friday, April 21: Deadline to register and pay your $60 (Cash or Check Only). Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.

Monday, May 8: Class photo at Krannert & rehearsal at Krannert, 2pm-5pm. 

Friday, May 12 at 7pm: Congratulatory Ceremony at Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Gioconda Guerra at