The Pilipino American Coalition, APID Resource Center, and Student Affairs invite you to celebrate the academic accomplishments of all Pilipino students at CSULB. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in attending the Pilipino Graduation Celebration. Registration is now closed.

Additional guest tickets are now available for graduates who have already registered.

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Event Information

WhenFriday, May 24, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.
DeadlineFriday, April 19, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.
Important Note: Only online payments will be accepted, and payment is required to submit your registration.
LocationCarpenter Performing Arts Center
Parking Map
Cost to Participate


  • Registration and payment to participate in the program are completed online. All payments are final and there are no refunds.
  • You will receive two confirmation emails after registering. One will confirm your registration information while the other will confirm your payment receipt. Please be sure to list your email correctly to receive these important confirmation emails.
  • Submit your online payment with a major credit card/debit card or electronic check (e-Check) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2024.

*Note: Credit and/or Debit Card payments will incur a 2.75% service fee that will be added to the purchase total. This charge is assessed by CASHNet, Inc. and is paid directly to CASHNet, Inc. Service fee charges are non-refundable. E-Check payments are free of charge but please make sure your routing and account information is correct. If any returned e-Check payments occur for any reason, you will be charged a $20.00 dishonored e-Check fee per occurrence. Please check with your banking institution if you are not sure about your routing and/or account numbers for e-Check payments before making a payment. 

AttireGraduates must wear their graduation cap and gown.
Participants will Receive
  • 4 Complimentary Guests Tickets. No ticket is needed for the graduate. Additional Guest Tickets may be purchased for $5 each after the registration deadline if tickets are available. Graduates will be notified by email when tickets are ready for pick up.
  • 1 Sash 
ADA Accommodation

To request disability-related accommodations for the graduate, complete the Bob Murphy Access Center Event Request Form.

*Note: Guest ADA accommodations may be requested during registration. Keep in mind, our event location is physically accessible via elevator, ramps, accessible pathways, etc. The CSULB Interactive Map may be utilized to view campus accessibility routes.

Student ConductParticipants are expected to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon the university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and to contribute positively to student and university life. For additional information, please review the CSULB Campus Regulations.

History of Pilipino American Coalition

The Pilipino American Coalition (PAC) was formed by several Pilipino students who enrolled in Asian American Studies classes during the Fall 1971. With the guidance and help of Dr. Lloyd Inui, the head of the Asian American Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), 7 Pilipino students from two of his classes formed PAC in 1972.

Today, PAC has become one of the largest and most influential Pilipino organizations in the state of California. Our purpose is to encourage and initiate programs that will be beneficial socially, academically, and culturally to our members and the Pilipino-American community. Pilipinos consist of one of the largest Asian groups at CSULB and with membership at an all-time high, PAC will continue to be a strong organization for years to come.