17th Annual Lavender Graduation

Date / Time

May 2, 2023

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the 17th Annual Lavender Graduation!

Lavender Graduation is a celebration of the academic and personal achievements of LGBTQIA+ students and their supportive communities. The event is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students from every college at UIC.

Lavender Graduation is a beautiful event for LGBTQIA+ graduates and those who support them. This year the event will be in person and will feature special guest speakers from UIC and in the community, a powerful keynote address from Precious Brady-Davis, reception, entertainment by A Patch of Blues band, and graduates receive their own certificate and tassel/cord to use for their other graduations.

Lavender Graduation supports the recruitment, retention and successful graduation of many LGBTQIA+ students each year.

Program schedule:
5:30 p.m.: Doors open
6- 7:30 p.m.: Ceremony (event starts promptly at 6 p.m.)
7:30-9 p.m.: Reception and entertainment

Graduate Registration

Guest (non-graduate) RSVP

Free and open to the public.

Student Center East is wheelchair accessible. CART captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided.

Questions? lgbtqa@uic.edu

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