Each year the LGBTQ+ Center hosts a Lavender Graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding LGBTQ+ and ally graduating students. Lavender Graduation is a unique ceremony held annually to honor the struggles many LGBTQ+ students face in accessing and achieving in their education. It does not replace traditional commencement activities, but is a special time to come together in a community of celebration and honor our Lavender Graduates. LGBTQ+ and ally students graduating from the College or from graduate programs are invited to participate, and the entire Wake Forest community is invited to celebrate in this special occasion. Lavender Graduation is held each spring during the evening on the last day of classes.
This year’s ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 6:00 pm EST. This year’s ceremony will be streamed online, and we invite you to tune in and celebrate this year’s graduating class!
Lavender Graduates can choose to be recognized publicly or privately – regardless of folks’ boundaries and comfort levels, we are excited to celebrate your achievements. Lavender Graduates will receive a lavender cord, certificate, and small gift from the LGBTQ+ Center. Items will be available for pick-up during commencement exercises later this year, or can be mailed to you if you are not returning to campus.