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.


#LavGrad20 will be May 3rd, 2020 from 4pm-6pm in the SUB Activities Room


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!

Graduates RSVP Faculty, Staff, & Students RSVP