Honoring LGBTQIA+ Graduates Remotely
Join us for our 24th year celebrating Lavender Graduation at the University of Oregon! This year we will be celebrating our graduates remotely!
Lavender Graduation will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2020, from 3:00–4:30 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:
- Participate in a live Lavender Graduation on June 14 at 3:00 p.m., and be presented by a speaker (mentor, friend, family) selected by the graduate to highlight their accomplishments.
- Be featured on the LGBT Education and Support Services (LGBTESS) social media and website, including a graduate photo, bio, and note.
- 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.
Send Us Your RSVP
Graduates must RSVP by June 1 to be included in the ceremony and program. All other guests, please RSVP by June 12 to receive access to the Zoom link. This is to ensure safety for our participants.
Submit Awards Nominations
Nominate undergraduate and graduate students, departments, staff, and faculty, for Lavender Graduation Awards by June 1.
Share Congratulations with Our Graduates
Help us honor and celebrate our Lavender Graduates! We are accepting submissions for community gifts and words of congratulations for our Lavender Graduates. The submission form, notes, and community offerings are due by May 31.