Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally undergraduate and graduate students. Colleges and universities across the United States participate in celebrations like this, and have celebrated Lav Grad (as it is affectionately known) for the last 20 years. Please join us in celebrating our graduates, scholarship recipients, and annual award winners.

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Lavender Graduation butterflies and lavender field

Lavender Graduation 2023

Thursday, May 4th 2023 at 5:30 PM  
Lory Student Center Theater

Doors Open at 5:30 PM

Light appetizers and refreshments will be served | Family and guests do not need to RSVP to attend.

Are you graduating in Spring 2023 or Summer 2023?
 We want to celebrate you! Graduates can submit their RSVP form below to receive their Lavender Graduation regalia regardless of their attendance at Lav Grad or their involvement in the Pride Resource Center.

Lavender Graduation Awards

Each year at Lavender Graduation, we recognize our Annual Awards through the Pride Resource Center.

To see our award descriptions, submit nominations, and view previous, click the link below.

Learn More About Our Awards


Are you graduating in spring or summer? We want to celebrate with you! All graduating students, (undergrad and graduate) are invited to RSVP through the form below to let us know you are graduating, receive Graduate Gifts, and volunteer to be a Graduate Speaker. We also encourage you to invite your community to attend Lav Grad & celebrate you!

The RSVP form will open in February and close on April 28, 2023.