Be Recognized at Lavender Graduation! (Seniors)

In three weeks, on Monday, April 29, the Multicultural Student Council will be hosting Lavender Graduation. Lavender Graduation is a donning of the stole ceremony to graduating seniors who are allies to or a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. These students will be honored and recognized in front of their peers and celebrated for reaching this milestone in their academic careers.

If you would like to be recognized during this ceremony, please complete this form by April 15 at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions about Lavender Graduation, please refer to the “Frequently Asked Questions” below or email the Multicultural Student Council at

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lavender Graduation?

This reception congratulates and celebrates the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students. It’s essentially an opportunity for us to thank you for your contributions to the LGBTQIA+ community and/or the campus community. In addition to celebrating our graduates, we will give the graduates a chance to thank and appreciate their allies whether they are fellow students, family members, friends, faculty or staff. The award banquet will include dinner.

Why should I participate?

Lavender Graduation rewards you for your accomplishments while a student at Stetson University. It also serves as a formal “goodbye” as you move forward after graduation. You will be able to serve as an example and inspiration to the campus community, particularly fellow students.

Who attends Lavender Graduation?

Everyone is welcome! Students, faculty, staff, family, friends, and alumni all attend the ceremony. If you have individuals you would like to invite to watch you participate, simply let us know how many guests you will be bringing in this form.

Will I miss my “real” graduation?

No. Lavender Graduation is held on April 29th, well before real graduation.

Do I have to be an LGBTQIA+ leader or extensively involved with LGBTQIA+ issues?

No. Lavender Graduation is held to celebrate all sorts of achievements by LGBTQIA+ and Ally students.

What should I wear to the ceremony?

Don’t worry: no caps and gowns for this ceremony! Most participants in the past have chosen to dress “business casual,” but you are welcome to dress as you wish.