Gender & Sexuality Services

Lavender Graduation

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Lavender Graduation is a celebration of LGBTQ+ students graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022. 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 May 3, 2022. Students may also opt to pick up their lavender cord and certificate from GSS rather than attending the ceremony. Recipients of Lavender Awards will also be recognized at the ceremony.

Registration and additional information will be posted here in the coming weeks. Cap and gown are not required for Lavender Graduates.

UNI students, faculty, staff, and visiting community members are encouraged (but not required) to wear face coverings. 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 register no later than Friday, April 29. Nominations for Lavender Awards will be accepted thru April 22. For questions related to Lavender Graduation, please contact 

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