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 26th annual Lavender Celebration will be held virtually on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 2-3:30pm. We will be honoring both the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes. To register to participate in this year’s Lavender Celebration, please fill out the registration form. If you have any questions about this year’s Lav Celebration, please email