Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Recognition Celebration

An opportunity to commemorate our graduating APIDA titans 

2022 Celebration

Every year the the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC), Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association (AAPIFSA),  and Asian American Studies at CSUF host the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Recognition Celebration. This event is an opportunity for family and friends to celebrate the accomplishments of our APIDA graduates. All graduating students are invited to participate! 

We welcome students and their loved ones to participate in the 2022 APIDA Recognition Celebration.

Saturday, May 21st at 4pm
Titan Gym
No cost to attend

Registration is now closed.

About The Ceremony

The graduation ceremony will consist of a processional, remarks from university officials and selected student speakers, reading of graduates’ names, and recessional. Each graduate's name will be called, and they will have the opportunity to walk across the stage and receive their stole.


Loved ones are integral parts of the journeys of graduating students. In addition to celebrating the graduates at APIDA Recognition Celebration, we are also honoring and celebrating the family and friends who have supported and stood alongside the students. Each registered graduating student may bring up to 6 guests to the ceremony with them. 


Graduating students should wear their full CSUF regalia (cap and gown) to the APIDA Recognition Celebration. Please visit   Titan Shops   for details on how to obtain your regalia. Students participating in the ceremony will receive their graduation stole as they walk across the graduation stage when their name is called. 

Additional Questions

Please visit the   DIRC Recognition Celebration FAQs pageOpens in new window for answers to general questions or contact


We use the term APIDA, which stands for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, as a pan-ethnic classification that intentionally includes South Asians (Desi) as part of our community. There is a great diversity of identities and ethnicities encompassed under the APIDA umbrella, including East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander. 

APIDA Countries & Ethnicities

APIDA educational pamphlet showing 43 countries under pan-ethnic classification