Lavender Graduation is IUPUI's cultural celebration of LGBTQ+ graduating undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Historically, LGBTQ+ people have not been able to celebrate graduation with their partners or chosen family, thus lavender graduations were born. Serving as an alternative to traditional ceremonies, lavender graduations allow LGBTQ+ students to openly celebrate their achievements without fear of retribution or being outed to friends and family.
Thursday, May 21
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Lavender Graduation will be held virtually.
Register here to receive a link to the online ceremony. Registration for the ceremony will close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 EDT.
Because we will be virtual this year, students from any IU or IUSM campus may register to be recognized during the ceremony. However, only graduates from IUPUI, IUPUC, IUFW, or IUSM-Indianapolis are eligible to receive a rainbow stole and certificate. Stoles and certificates will be mailed to graduates once staff is allowed to return to campus.
Graduating Students, sign up to be recognized as part of the ceremony here. The deadline for graduating students to register for the ceremony is Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT.
Lavender Graduation Impact Award
The Impact Award recognizes outstanding LGBTQ+ and ally students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement (academic or extracurricular) and community engagement work (LGBTQ+ or otherwise) during their time at IUPUI, IUPUC, IUFW, or IUSM-Indianapolis.
Know a graduating student who has made an impact on their community? Nominate them for our Lavender Graduation Impact Award! Nominations are due by Monday, May 4, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT.