Lavender Graduation

"Lavender Graduation FLorida State University over a background of triangle patchwork in various shades of purple"

The Office of Representation, Inclusion & Student Equity, in partnership with the Pride Student Union and Pride Alumni Network, hosts FSU’s Lavender Graduation.

Lavender Graduation is a celebration specifically designed to celebrate the accomplishments and identities of our graduating LGBTQ+ students. Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply to participate. The celebration is held twice annually at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Summer graduates are encouraged to apply for the spring Lavender Graduation ceremony preceding their graduation date.

In an effort to accommodate more students during a busy time, we will give out stoles and celebrate graduates during a daylong drop-in event at the RISE Office on Dec. 2.

Graduates will be celebrated on:

Dec. 2, 2022
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
GME 3100

About our ceremony

The color lavender has been used as an important signifier in the LGBTQ+ community for many years as it is the "combination of pink and black," which are both colors that have been used to label LGBTQ+ individuals for the purpose of discrimination. The color lavender has been reclaimed by the community as a celebratory signifer of pride and community instead and is often used in LGBTQ+ spaces. As such, Lavender Graduations appear on college campuses across the country to celebrate the achievements and identities of LGBTQ+ graduates.


We are happy to be able to celebrate 50 students this semester. The application will be first come, first served, so interested participants are encourage to apply as soon as possible.

Applications close on Nov. 17 at 11:59 p.m.



If you have any questions or concerns or need accommodations of any kind, please contact:

Grace Wilson Fennema
Program Coordinator

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