Lavender Graduation Reception

Graduating in May?

We honor our Spring graduates at Lavender Graduation and our Fall graduates at Alternative Thanksgiving!

What is Lavender Graduation?
Lavender Graduation is an annual graduation ceremony conducted at universities to honor LGBTQ+ students. The event honors the unique challenges that LGBTQ+ students overcome while working towards their degrees, and well as their contributions and achievements. At UofL, Lavender Graduation is hosted by the LGBT Center and the Pride Alumni Council in the Spring. During the event, each graduate is presented with rainbow cords that can be worn at commencement. Participation of graduates and their guests is FREE, but registration is required. 

Do you know LGBTQ+ students who are graduating this spring? We’d like to celebrate them! Please share the link, below, so they can register to receive Rainbow Cords and be featured in social media spotlights (if comfortable). Qualifying students may also register for the Katy Garrison LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Award.

Register on Engage here:

Everyone Welcome!

Image: Lavender Graduation, 2022

LGBT Center - Belknap

Cultural & Equity Centers

120 E. Brandeis Ave.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

Office Hours

Diversity & Equity Centers on Belknap Campus are open 
M-F 9am-5pm

HSC LGBT Center is open
M-F 9am-5pm

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LGBT Center - HSC

500 S. Preston St.

A Building, Room 209C/D

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-5861