Lavender Graduation 2022

Greetings Class of 2022! 

Congratulations on this incredible achievement - you have worked so hard to earn your degree, and we are so immensely proud of you.

We are excited to hold our first in-person Lavender Graduation Ceremony since 2019 on May 19, 2022 at 4pm in the Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room. This annual event is a celebration that recognizes graduating LGBTQIA+ students and their achievements and contributions to the University community. The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the LGBTQ Center.

Register for the May 19th Lavender Graduation Ceremony and/or

Request a Graduation Cord by April 30th


NOTE: If you are unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony on May 19th, you should still complete the above form to reserve a Lavender Graduation Cord for pickup in the LGBTQ Center during the week of April 25th.

You can view some of the speakers from previous graduations below! You deserve to be recognized for all of your accomplishments, and we hope that you will take time to reflect on your time at UVA and celebrate with us!

In community,

The LGBTQ Center Team

Lavender Graduation '20 Student Speakers

Nathan Stewart '20

President of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)

Blake Hesson '20

President of the Queer Student Union & LGBTQ Center Intern, 2018-2020

Message from the Serpentine Society - UVA's LGBTQ+ Alumni Organization

Brendan Maupin Wynn

Chair of the Serpentine Society