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  • Save the Date!

    Mark your calendars for Lavender Graduation 2023!

    Tuesday, May 2nd

    In-Person: Illinois Room, 3rd Floor, SCE, 750 S. Halsted St.

    5:30 p.m.: Doors Open
    6:00 p.m.: Prompt Start Time
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Ceremony
    7:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Reception & Entertainment
    9:00 p.m.: Event Ends

  • What to Expect

    Lavender Graduation is a celebration of the academic and personal achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + (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 graduates and those who support them. We have special guest speakers from UIC and in the community, powerful keynote address, reception, entertainment, 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.

  • Thank you to our sponsors!

  • Accessibility

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

  • Questions?

Precious Brady-Davis keynote speaker with lavender on left and right side. GSC logo and Lavender Graduation text on top. Lavender square border.

Lavender Graduation 2023 Keynote Speaker Precious Brady-Davis

Student Artwork featuring divers graduates in gowns in a meadow of lavender with caps and flowers in the air.

Lavender Graduation 2023 Poster Design Winner. Artwork by UIC Graduate Student Mingjie Li.