ASA Annual Events
Asian American Studies End of the Year Banquet
Every year, the Asian American Studies department closes the academic school year with an End of the Year Banquet. The event is a formal event where we celebrate the school year's graduating seniors and their achievements. The event also include presenting awards to acknowledge outstanding students who have made exceptional contributions to the department and the greater Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American community. We also acknowledge the department's accomplishments for that year. For more information regarding the End of the Year Banquet, please contact the ASA Program Coordinator and Student Affairs Officer .
UC Davis APIA Annual Events
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Fall Welcome
The AAPI Community Fall Welcome event promotes the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community at UC Davis. It is open to the public and serves as a community celebration to the upcoming year for all of our students. Many different student groups, departments and units across campus participate in our Fall Welcome. We pride ourselves in inviting diverse groups to participate so that our first year and incoming transfer students have the opportunity to take advantage of the numerous opportunities available to them at UC Davis. For more information about the annual AAPI Fall Welcome please contact the ASA Student Affairs Officer and the other co-hosts for the event the Strategic Asian and Pacific Islander Retention Initiatives and Cross Cultural Center.
Since its inception in 1973, Asian Pacific Culture Week (APCW) has provided the UC Davis campus with cultural programs designed to both educate and celebrate. APCW became a University sponsored program in 1979 and has grown into an annual event anticipated by students, faculty, staff, and members of the Davis community alike. Speakers from diverse corners of the Asian Pacific Islander community fill the week with presentations. In the past, musicians, comedians, actors, authors, artists, and civil rights activists have visited the campus to share their experiences. For more information about the this event please contact the Cross Cultural Center.
Filipinx Graduation (Fil-Grad)
Fil-Grad is a celebration of the achievements of graduating Filipino students through an intimate cultural ceremony for the Filipino American community. It is not a requirement to identify as Filipino American to participate in the celebration. This event is open to all. On average, 40-60 graduates participate and bring their entire families to share this special moment (1000+ guests are invited to our event).
Southeast Asian Graduation (SEA Grad)
SEA Grad is a celebration of the achievements of graduating SEA students through an intimate cultural ceremony for the Southeast Asian American community. It is not a requirement to identify as Southeast Asian American to participate in the celebration. On average, 30-45 graduates particpate and 600+ guests are invited to recognize our students.