Lavender Celebration

Lavender Celebration is a free LGBTQ+ annual graduation ceremony for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Lav Celebration honors students and commemorates their contributions to the University community while also celebrating their unique identities.

Graduates and scholarship recipients from the Lambda LGBT Alumni Association are recognized. Lavender Celebration also recognizes undergraduate and graduate student leaders and faculty/staff members with leadership awards. Following an in-person celebration, there is a reception with food and refreshments for everyone. Virtual celebrations will be followed by a virtual reception.

The 27th annual Lavender Celebration date/time is still TBD. Please check back in spring 2022 for updates on when this year’s Lavender Celebration will be held and how to register to participate. If you have any questions about this year’s Lav Celebration, please email