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Lavender Graduate Registration Deadline

Monday, May 17

Virtual Event

Join us for the 25th Lavender Graduation at the University of Oregon! 

Presented by LGBT+ Education and Support Services (LGBTESS).


Graduates must RSVP by May 17th to be included in the ceremony. 

Lavender Graduation is remote ceremony on Sunday, June 6th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. This livestreamed ceremony recognizes graduates, presents award winners, features keynote speakers, and has a live DJ set! 


What is Lavender Graduation?

Lavender Graduation celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of undergraduate and graduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, aromantic, asexual, agender, non-binary, pansexual, same-gender-loving, two-spirit, allied, and all others connected to the LGBTQIA+ community. This ceremony is celebrated by colleges and universities across the country for over 25 years!


Who can graduate in this ceremony?

All LGBTQIA+ and allied graduate, undergraduate, or certificate students who are graduating in the 2020-2021 year are invited to join. If you graduating after this ceremony in Summer or Fall 2021, you are also welcome to participate.


What do graduates receive from participating? 

In addition to a sense of completion, graduates are presented by a loved one of your choosing (friend, mentor, family, instructor) or by our staff celebrating your accomplishments and degree!
Graduates are mailed a Lavender GradPack, which includes:

- Lavender 2021 tassel 

- Stole with 1-2 flags of your choosing (Trans, Pride, or Philadelphia flag, and/or a cultural flag)

- Handmade crafts donated from the community

- Certificate of Lavender Graduation 


Graduates must RSVP by May 17th to be included in the ceremony. 


All other guests, please RSVP by June 4th at noon PST to receive access to the virtual graduation. 


To RSVP to Lavender Graduation, please complete the form below:

Event Type

Academic, Ceremony


Division of Student Life, Office of the Dean of Students, LGBTESSP

Target Audience

All Students


LGBTESSP, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer Allianc

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