Signature Programs

Lyricist Lounge

Lyricist Lounge is designed for poets, MCs, and singers, to perform their work witnessed by their fellow Dons.

On the first Friday of every month from 7-9pm the University Center 4th Floor Lounge is transformed into Lyricist Lounge, the hippest spot in San Francisco. Students gather to hear peers address social justice issues, identity expression, experiences of oppression and triumph, and more!

Sign up at the door to perform, keeping in mind that slots fill up quickly.

End of the Year Ceremonies

Each event is designed to highlight the outstanding work our students have accomplished in the areas of service, academics, and leadership, while affirming the unique challenges and experiences they share.  Academic programs, cultural organizations, and the Cultural Centers unite to host the End of the Year Ceremonies each year. 

For December 2018 & December 2019 Graduates

The deadline for fall graduates to order stoles is December 12, 2018.

The following stoles are available until supply is gone:
Lavender (LGBTQ+)
Latinx
Indigenous Peoples of Oceania (Native Pacific Islander)
Vizuri Kabisa (Black and African American)
Interwoven (Asian and Asian American)

If you have any questions relating to stole orders, please email culturalcenters@usfca.edu.

Each stole is ordered in connection to the End of Year Ceremonies in spring, which are designed to highlight the outstanding work students have accomplished in the areas of service, academics, and leadership, while affirming the unique challenges and experiences they share. December graduates are eligible to participate in the spring ceremony, and that registration will be available mid-February 2019.

RSVP

December graduates are also welcome to participate in the spring 2019 ceremonies.

For May 2019 Graduates

Dates are set for the 2019 events, and are listed below and the RSVP form will open in February. To see photos from previous events, please visit our Flickr albums.

Ceremony Dates:

  • Lavender Graduation - Monday, May 13, 2019 from 11am-1pm
  • Latinx Recognition Ceremony - Monday, May 13, 2019 from 4-6:30pm
  • Indigenous Peoples of Oceania - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 11am-1pm
  • Vizuri Kabisa/Black Graduation Celebration - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 5-7:30pm
  • Interwoven (Asian and Asian American Ceremony) - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 11 am-1pm

Each event is designed to highlight the outstanding work our students have accomplished in the areas of service, academics, and leadership, while affirming the unique challenges and experiences they share.

Academic programs, cultural organizations, and the Cultural Centers unite to host the End of the Year Ceremonies each year.  Please check back in February of 2018 to learn how to sign up to participate.

Stoles may be available for purchase for our December 2017 graduates, and we encourage interested students to contact us at culturalcenters@usfca.edu to let us know which stole you would like to request. They will cost $20 and be available on a limited basis.

To see photos from last years events, please visit our Flickr albums.

Upcoming 2018 events will be taking place on the following dates:

  • Interwoven (Asian and Asian American Ceremony) - Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Lavender Graduation - Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Latino Recognition Ceremony - Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Vizuri Kabisa/Black Graduation Celebration - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Indigenous Peoples of Oceania - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Drop the Mic

This is a space where a diverse group of students can come together to share their experiences and hopes through spoken word, poetry, song, and art. Drop the Mic explores topics such as feminism, gender, and sexuality. The purpose is to build a strong smaller, intimate community within the USF community.

Collective Series

The Cultural Centers provide spaces for student community-building and dialogue.  Each program will happen twice a month, and the communities for the 2018-2019 school year include:

  • Womxn of Color
  • Queer People of Color (QPOC)
  • Trans* and Non-Binary
  • Sala de Alianza 
  • Asian and Asian-American

Awareness and Heritage Programs

The Cultural Centers recognize many national awareness months by providing both active programs and education information. Some of the months that we recognize include: Womxns Herstory, Latinx Heritage, Sexual Assault Awareness, Black History, Domestic Violence Awareness, and more!