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Lavender Graduation: Honoring LGBTQIA+ Graduates

Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Zoom, please RSVP to receive the link

Join us for our 24th year celebrating Lavender Graduation at the University of Oregon! This year the LGBT+ Education and Support Services (LGBTESS) will be celebrating our graduates remotely!

Lavender Graduation will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. This live ceremony will recognize graduates, scholarship recipients, award winners, and LGBTQIA+ speakers.

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!

Registered Graduates will receive the opportunity to opt-in to the following:

1.     Participate in a live Lavender Graduation on June 14th at 3:00 p.m., and be presented by a speaker (mentor, friend, family) selected by the graduate to highlight their accomplishments.

2.     Be featured on the LGBT Education and Support Services (LGBTESS) social media and website, including a graduate photo, bio, and note.

3.     Receive a Lavender Graduate goodie bag including a lavender tassel, certificate, special edition Lavender Graduate enamel pin, and congratulatory notes from LGBTQIA+ community members! 

All undergraduate and graduate students who are graduating Fall 2019 term, and Winter through Fall 2020 terms are welcome to participate in Lavender Graduation. Regardless of your prior engagement in LGBTQIA+ programs, organizations, or the community, you are encouraged to be recognized for your accomplishments as a LGBTQIA+ student!

Graduates must RSVP by June 1st to be included in the ceremony and program. All other guests, please RSVP by June 12th to receive access to the Zoom link. This is to ensure safety for our participants and to prevent “zoom bombing”. You do not need to be a graduating to participate in the ceremony.  

To RSVP to Lavender Graduation, please complete the registration link.

Nominate undergraduate and graduate students, departments, staff, and faculty for Lavender Graduation Awards through our nomination form by June 1st.

Send our Lavender Graduates words or tokens of your congratulations through our submission form, due May 31st!