Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduations are held on college and university campuses across the country. They serve as a space for LGBTQ+ students to show up as their most authentic self to celebrate their academic accomplishments with friends, family, faculty, and staff. This is especially meaningful for students who cannot be themselves with their family for graduation, but is open to graduates regardless of your visibility and familial support. Lavender Graduation is held the weekend before traditional graduation ceremonies. All LGBTQ+ Truman students (undergraduate and graduate) who will graduate in May, August, or the following December are welcome to participate in the ceremony. Friends, family, faculty and staff, and allies are welcome to attend in support of the graduates.


#LavGrad21 will be Sunday, May 2nd from 4pm to 6pm in the Baldwin Little Theater

COVID Guidelines

  • There will be an in-person limit and if we approach the limit, we will prioritize graduates.
  • Zoom meeting will be available. A meeting ID and a password will be provided via email closer to the date.


Students graduating in August and December are also welcome to participate!

Come dressed in what you feel most comfortable. We recommend wearing your graduation regalia, as we will attempt to simulate traditional graduation, while keeping it personal and a little less formal. Light refreshments will be served at the reception, following the ceremony.


Come Celebrate the Success of our LGBTQ+ Graduates!

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