** COVID-19 has impacted social events and graduations. The LGBT Equity Center will follow the protocol of the University for the Lavender Graduation. We do not know what Lavender Graduation will look like, but we are exploring our options. If you are graduating and would like to participate in Lavender Graduation, please do complete this form. If you would like to be an audience member/guest during Lavender Graduation, please complete this form. If there are any changes, we will alert you as soon as possible.**
All interested graduates, guests/audience members,
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
The University's campus-wide ceremony will be Friday May 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Xfinity Center. Individual College and School Ceremonies will be on Wednesday May 20, Thursday May 21, and Friday May 22. More information can be found HERE. 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.