Register today for the 10th Annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on Friday, April 29th, 2016. This year we will celebrate at the National Hellenic Museum and our keynote speaker is Tania Unzueta Carrasco, Policy and Legal Director for Mijente and an organizer with the Not1More Campaign and Chicago’s Organized Communities Against Deportations.

Lavender Graduation is a unique convocation ceremony that honors the academic achievements of UIC’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) graduating class. The event is open to students from every college at UIC and our graduate pool grows larger each year. Lavender Graduation is one of the Gender and Sexuality Center’s hallmark programs. Students throughout the years have testified that the prospect of walking in “Lav Grad” motivates them through tough times with juggling classwork and other obligations. In addition to several other programs we offer, Lavender Graduation supports the attraction, retention and successful graduation of many LGBTQA students each year.

More information about Lavender Graduation:

REGISTER TODAY! This year’s ceremony will be at the National Hellenic Museum!!!! The museum is located at 333 S. Halsted St. and is located off of the UIC- Halsted Blue line. Please check our Facebook and listserv for regular updates about the event. Did I mention there will be food and post ceremony celebrations with music immediately following?

When you have a moment, follow this link to a beautiful video from the 2014 event:

Please also join our event on Facebook:  

Friday, April 29, 2016
10th Annual Lavender Graduation
Ceremony: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Food: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Post Ceremony Celebrations: 7:30 – 9 p.m.

GRADUATES Register Here:


For registration and event related questions, contact S Simmons at OR 312-413-8619.