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Lavender Graduation

Three Lavendar Graduates wearing black stoles with rainbows.
Lavender Graduation 2023
Memorial Chapel
Friday, May 19, 2023
Ceremony: 2:30 pm-4 pm
Reception: 4 pm-5 pm

Each year, this event provides an opportunity for our community to come together and honor those among us who have worked to make UMD a better place for LGBTQ+ people. Whether you have been involved in the LGBTQ+ community at UMD or not, we encourage all to attend and celebrate the excellence and resilience of all graduates and award winners.

For students who are graduating and would like to participate in Lavender Graduation or faculty and staff who would like to attend, please RSVP using the links below:

Lavender Graduation RSVP for Graduating Students
Lavender Graduation RSVP for Attending Faculty and Staff

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Former LGBTQ+ Equity Center Assistant Director Shige Sakurai gives a graduate an award.