Lavender Graduation 2022

60 members of the Lavender Graduation Class of 2019; standing in group on grand staircase in Purdue Memorial Union. Each graduate is wearing a gold stole with rainbow fabric stitched onto it. Lavender Graduation Class of 2019

Lavender Graduation is a unique opportunity for LGBTQIA+ and ally students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Purdue University.

Each graduate can choose to participate in the way that makes them most comfortable. We recognize that outside factors or unique circumstances may prevent a graduate from participating in a public ceremony and/or yearbook. Students can receive certificate and rainbow stole even if they choose not to wear it during the Purdue graduation ceremony.

Students can choose to participate in any or all of these opportunities at no cost:

  • Lavender Graduation Ceremony on May 12, 2022, 6:00pm at the Shively Club (Ross Ade Stadium)
  • Receive a certificate and a rainbow stole which can be worn during graduation
  • Lavender Graduation 2022 Yearbook

Graduating in 2022? Register to participate in Lavender Graduation 2022.

Lavender Graduation Ceremony

May 12, 2022 | 6:00pm at the Shively Club (Ross Ade Stadium)

This annual ceremony is an opportunity for the campus community to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQIA+ and ally undergraduate and graduate students. The event consists of a ceremony to recognize the graduates followed by a catered reception. 

Graduates are welcome to invite their friends, family, and people who have been influential while at Purdue University. 

This event is free and open to the public.