Lavender Graduation

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 3pm-5pm
Ceremony and hors d'oeuvres.
Memorial Chapel

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 20, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Memorial Chapel. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

The University's Main Commencement Ceremony will be Thursday, May 21. College ceremonies will be during the afternoon of May 21, and all day May 22. 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.