Lavender Graduation

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ceremony and hors d'oeuvres.
Colony Ballroom
The Stamp Student Union

You are cordially invited to the annual Lavender Graduation at the University of Maryland, College Park. Please celebrate with us!

Lavender Graduation recognizes an important milestone in the lives of our LGBTQ+ and Allied graduates. Each LGBTQA+ graduate will receive a rainbow tassel and a certificate of achievement. This event also provides an opportunity for our community to come together and honor those among us who have worked to make College Park a better place for LGBTQ+ people.

This year's Lavender Graduation will be Wednesday, May 18, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Colony Ballroom, The Stamp Student Union. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

The University's Campus-Wide Ceremony follows Lavender Graduation at 7:00 PM in the Xfinity Center. You are encouraged to participate in all relevant commencement activities.

Graduates at all levels are especially encouraged to attend and bring family, friends, and other significant individuals in their lives. This may include members of faculty or staff. Of course, all faculty and staff are invited.

We recommend dressy casual attire. Academic regalia is optional.

Please RSVP by going to

Lavender Graduates are strongly encouraged to fill out the form at as early as possible. Keep in mind that you may alter the number of guests at a later date if you need to.