Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation 2021

We will celebrate our Lavender Graduation 2021 virtually. In addition to May graduates, December 2020 and 2021 are welcome to celebrate. We ask that graduates continue to RSVP using the form below. Lavender Graduation recognizes an important milestone in the lives of our LGBTQ+ graduates. Each year, this event also provides an opportunity for our community to come together and honor those among us who have worked to make UMD a better place for LGBTQ+ people. Whether you have been involved in the LGBTQ+ community at UMD or not, we encourage all to attend and celebrate the excellence and resilience of all graduates and award winners. All questions should be directed to Shantala Thompson at Link to RSVP:

Please RSVP by Friday April 2, 2021 @ 5 pm EST

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University Graduation

The university recognizes that many students and their families have asked for an in-person commencement experience.

We are currently exploring options for our campuswide ceremony that will follow all national, state and county COVID guidelines. We have determined that all individual college and school commencement exercises will be virtual. 

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