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 15 years. Please join us in celebrating our graduates, scholarship recipients, and annual award winners.

Our Theme: Rainbow Connections!

In this pandemic year, we have faced challenges of community and connection in a world becoming virtual. This has given us strength to grow and honor our queer roots and begin a new era of rainbow connections yet to come.

We look forward to celebrating with you through a virtual ceremony via Zoom.

Date: Friday, April 30th beginning at 6:00 PM MST

Click Here Access Zoom Link & Add to Calendar

Keep scrolling to find our Graduate RSVP form & award nominations!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 


Lavender Graduation Awards

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

To see our award descriptions, previous winners, and nomination form, click the link below.

Submit a Nomination for our Lav Grad Awards


Are you graduating in spring, summer, or the end of fall semester? 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!

  • (Degree Type, Major, Concentration)
  • Select all that apply.
  • Graduate Gifts

    As a graduate, we are excited to gift you a lavender cord and rainbow tassle to wear as part of your regalia, as well as a few other small tokens from the Pride Resource Center.
  • (For those who want their gifts mailed)
  • Recognition at Lavender Graduation

    We are hosting a virtual Lavender Graduation on April 30th. If you would like to be recognized during the ceremony, please fill out the information below. We will be using this to create a slideshow of all of our graduates that will be viewed during the ceremony. We will include: Name, Degree & Concentrations, Message of Gratitude, Involvements, and Photo.
  • Examples:: student organization involvement, Visible Voices volunteer, Pride Student Representative role, employment or leadership role on campus, SDPS involvement, fraternity/sorority life involvement, MURALS participant, etc.
  • We are looking for graduate speakers!

    Graduate speakers will be invited to write a speech/reflection to share live during the ceremony on April 30th. Speakers can plan for 5-10 minutes.
  • Leah Memorial Fund Recipients