Nearly 50 Latinx seniors participate in the ceremony and receive green stoles with silver lettering saying “clase de,” or “class of,” and William & Mary.
"The Center for Student Diversity was ecstatic to hear from Latinx students their desire for a celebration," said CSD Director Kimberly Weatherly
Each graduate is donned by person(s) of their choice with a specially designed stole marking the end of their time here at William & Mary.
President Katherine A. Rowe welcomes the audience to the first annual Latinx graduation ceremony.
The ceremony is particularly meaningful for students who are first-generation college students, as well as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, although the event is meant to celebrate the accomplishments of Latinx students of all lived experiences.