Registration open for Lavender Graduation; students invited to register

March 19, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Registration is now open for Lavender Graduation, a ceremony which celebrates the achievements of undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the LGBTQ+ community from all Penn State campuses. The ceremony will take place April 12 at 6 p.m. in Heritage Hall located in the HUB-Robeson Center and is organized by the LGBTQA Student Resource Center, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs.  

The ceremony includes scholarship recognition, campus awards, and acknowledgment of significant supporters. Graduates receive a rainbow tassel, stole and graduation certificate.

Graduating students can submit their information and register for Lavender Graduation through the online form.

Friends, family and other supporters are encouraged to attend the ceremony and no registration is necessary for attendees.

Brian Patchcoski, director of LGBTQ Student Resource Center, recognizes the graduation as an inspiring and affirming ceremony for those involved.

“This annual recognition celebrates not only the academic achievements of our graduating students, but also their persistence, courage, and strength in navigating Penn State as a member and/or supporter of the LGBTQ+ community,” Patchcoski said. 

Last Updated March 21, 2019