Lavender Graduation Yearbook 2021

Help us celebrate the 2021 Lavender Graduates!

We are proud to announce that our 2021 class of Lavender Graduates has set a record with 86 participants!

The LGBTQ Center is once again creating a yearbook-style, digital publication in lieu of the in-person Lavender Graduation ceremony due to the ongoing pandemic. We are inviting staff, faculty, and students to participate in this community project by submitting a brief (30-45 seconds) video message to congratulate the Class of 2021 Lavender Graduates.

The 2020 Lavender Graduates were overwhelmed with gratitude in response to the video messages from staff, faculty, and students last spring. We know the Class of 2021 will be equally moved by your words.

I want to participate! What should I do next?

Click here to review the guidelines, check out sample prompts, and submit your video.

What is the last day I can submit a video recording?

The deadline for content submission is April 30, 2021.

What happens once I submit my recording?

A videographer will combine the videos into a montage which we will include in the Lavender Graduation 2021 Yearbook and share on social media. We made a similar video last year which you can view here

If I have questions, who should I contact?

If you have any questions or want to discuss an idea for content to submit, please contact me ( or Aiden Powell ( If you would like to look at the Lavender Graduation 2020 Yearbook, you can find it here.

Information for the Graduates

Are you graduating in May, August, or December of 2021? 

The LGBTQ Center wants to celebrate your achievement!

Complete this form if you would like to be included in the Lavender Graduation Yearbook and/or receive a rainbow stole and certificate of recognition to commemorate your achievement.
  • There is no cost to participate in the year book or receive a stole and certificate.
  • All undergraduate and graduate LGBTQIA+ and ally students are eligible to participate.
  • Deadline to register to participate in Lavender Graduation: 11:59pm, Friday, March 19th, 2021.

What is the Lavender Graduation Yearbook?

This digital publication celebrates LGBTQIA+ and ally students' achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Purdue University. This publication will be publically accessible on the LGBTQ Center's website. View the 2020 Lavender Graduation Yearbook.

You are not required to participate in the yearbook to receive a rainbow stole and certificate.

Rainbow Stole & Certificate

As a graduate, you will receive a certificate of achievement and rainbow stole, which you may wear at the Purdue University graduation ceremony.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please email the LGBTQ Center at or call 765-496-6231