Lavender Graduation


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Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation at UNC-Chapel Hill

Lavender Graduation is a commencement ceremony honoring Sexuality Studies minors, 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. Recipients of the LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award are announced during the ceremony. A catered reception will follow.

The 2018-2019 Ceremony will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm in Sonja Haynes Stone Center.

Register to participate by Sunday, April 21st.


Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote speaker is to be announced.



In keeping with UNC policy, you are eligible to participate in the 2019 ceremony if you graduate in December 2018 or May 2019. We encourage graduates to invite their friends, families and loved ones. Everyone is invited to attend this celebratory ceremony.


Register for Lavender Graduation