Virtual Pa’lante: Student Leader Graduation Ceremony 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ceremony: 5–6:30 P.M. EST
After Party: 8 P.M. EST

The Center for Latino Arts and Culture invites you to Pa’lante: Student Leader Graduation Ceremony to honor the persistence, achievement and service of graduating Latinx-identified and other affiliated undergraduate and graduate students. Pa’lante is traditionally held as a counterpart to Rutgers University Commencement and Rites of Passage Ceremony, and provides an opportunity to recognize individuals who have held leadership positions in student organizations and have contributed to the strengthening of our community at Rutgers University.

This year, the program will be held virtually via the Zoom video conferencing platform. The program will be presented live with Center for Latino Arts and Culture staff and featured student and guest speakers. We will showcase individual student leader’s academic accomplishments, organizational service, and future aspirations. Each graduate will receive a digital certificate and complementary stole as recognition for their participation in the program.

Immediately after the graduation, please join the staff live for the PA’LANTE! After Party! Live video, chat (and cheer) with members of the graduating class while you mingle with your favorite drink and hors d’oeuvre in hand!

Mandatory Graduate Registration

CLAC affiliated student leaders graduating in spring 2021 are invited to register for this program using the following link by the April 29, 2021 at 5 p.m. to secure and reserve a CLAC/LSC graduation stole.

The registration process requests information and 3-5 digital photos reflecting your academic experience, leadership contributions over the last several years and future plans, which will be used to create a set of three graduation slides to be used during the live program. Student leaders who register by the deadline will receive the stole and program in the mail.

How to Join This Year’s Virtual Event

We invite friends and family, along with mentors, faculty and staff to visit this page on May 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. join the celebration! This year’s event will be broadcasted using the Zoom video communication platform. For additional methods on connecting with Zoom, please visit Zoom Help Center.

Registration is required. Immediately after the graduation, please join the staff live for the PA’LANTE! After PartyLive video, chat (and cheer) with members of the graduating class while you mingle with your favorite drink and hors d’oeuvre in hand! 

Virtual Graduation Stole on Snapchat

Check out our virtual Pa’Lante stole on Snapchat! Be sure to tag @RUCLAC when you share on social!

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