Gender & Sexuality Services

Lavender Graduation

Lavender heading text reads "Lavender Graduation." Black text reads "A celebration of our LGBTQ+ community. April 27, 2021. 7pm. Maucker Union Ballroom. Register to be recognized or nominate someone for a Lavender Award at Email for questions."
Lavender Graduation is a celebration of LGBTQ+ students graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2021, as well as 2020 graduates. It is also a celebration of those who have contributed to our community over the last year.

We will be honoring our graduating students in multiple ways this semester. Our primary way of celebration will be an in-person ceremony on April 27th. Students may also opt to pick up their lavender cord and certificate from GSS rather than attending the ceremony. Recipients of Lavender Awards and the Art Gay-la Audience Choice Award will also be recognized at the ceremony.

Students who want to be recognized should fill out this registration by April 22. More information will be emailed to participants ahead of the ceremony. Cap and gown are not required for Lavender Graduates.

Please note that seating will be limited in order to provide social distancing between seats. Following the guidance of public health organizations, UNI students, faculty, staff, and visiting community members will be required to wear face coverings in all buildings. Additional information can be found at

Students who intend to graduate this spring, summer, or fall are encouraged to participate. If you are interested in participating as a Lavender Graduate, please fill out this webform. If you are interested in nominating someone for a Lavender Award to be recognized at the event, please fill out the nomination form here. Nominations due by April 20 and registration is open until April 22. For questions related to Lavender Graduation 2020, please contact 

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