Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation at UNC-Chapel Hill

Lavender Graduation is a commencement ceremony honoring graduating LGBTIQA+ identified students and their allies. It is a cultural celebration that acknowledges the achievements and contributions that students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions have made at Carolina. Recipients of the LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award are announced during the ceremony. A catered reception will follow.


Lavender Graduation will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at (location TBD).

We encourage participants to invite their friends, families and loved ones. 

The 2020 keynote speaker has not yet been announced.


Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be one of the following at UNC - Chapel Hill:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Graduate student
  • Professional student
  • Doctoral candidate

Participants must be approved to graduate in December 2019 or May 2020.


How to Participate

All students must register for Lavender Graduation through the form at the bottom of this page.

Registration closes on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. There is no cost to participate or attend.


Register for Lavender Graduation