Lavender Graduation

It is a place where you can be your true self in the form that feels most comfortable on one of the most important days in your life. Getting a degree is hard work and takes a lot of dedication and receiving that degree around people who love you for who you are is something that makes that moment feel complete. 

– Dominique, Expected Graduation Spring ‘18

Lavender Graduation is a unique convocation ceremony that honors the academic achievements of UIC’s LGBTQIA+ students and their allies. The event is open to students from every college at UIC. Students throughout the years have testified that the prospect of walking in “Lav Grad” motivates them through tough times with juggling classwork and other obligations. In addition to several other programs we offer, Lavender Graduation supports the attraction, retention and successful graduation of many LGBTQA students each year.

Lavender Graduation keynote speaker announcement that features a picture of Megan Carney with short brown hair, wearing glasses and a blue jacket. On the left side is an illustration of clouds with rain and stars with a tassel in the air. On the right side are more clouds raining down on some lavender flowers.

Lavender Graduation 2018 Keynote Speaker

12th Annual Lavender Graduation text with an illustration of clouds with rain/hair coming down on some lavender flowers with a tassel in the air that then shows the eye and eybrow of a person looking in the distance.

Lavender Graduation 2018

LAVENDER GRADUATION 2017 GALLERY