Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation, also known as Lav Grad, is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. This event is celebrated by colleges and universities across the United States since 1995.

Spring Ceremony Registration

Friday, May 3rd
7:00 - 10:30 PM | Student Center South, Houston Room

Deadline to register as a Lavender Graduate is Friday, April 19th

Are you graduating in May? Join other LGBTQ graduating students, alumni, and distinguished guests as we recognize your accomplishments and unique experiences. Graduates are welcome to invite their friends, family, and supporters. The ceremony will be followed by our LGBTQ Alumni Association reception! As a graduate, you will receive either a lavender or rainbow graduation cord and certificate.

Graduate Registration

Instructions to register:

  • Step 1: Sign in to your Access UH account
  • Step 2: Click the Get Involved button
  • Step 3: Click the "registration" button above.

Please email jdgonzales@uh.edu if you have any issues.

Fall Brunch and Ceremony Registration

Registration for Fall 2019 has not yet opened.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any LGBTQIA+ identified undergraduate or graduate student and active allies to the community.
The LGBTQ Resource Center staff and Alumni Association are happy to honor your achievements with a ceremony to provide you with a lavender or rainbow cord and certificate. After the ceremony, we host a celebratory alumni reception for attendees with light refreshments and photo opportunities.
If registration is open, you will find a red "Graduate Registration" button and instructions on how to sign up above.
Biannually. The Spring ceremony is in May and the Fall ceremony is in December. Both happen prior to the University Commencement.
Yes! There are no limitations on how many ceremonies you can participate in.
Lavender Graduation is open to the public, but attendees must registration as graduates and guests by the deadline. The deadline is typically 2 weeks prior to the event.
For accommodations related to ability, please contact the LGBTQ Resource Center at 832-842-6191 or email jdgonzales@uh.edu.
For those unfamiliar with campus, we recommend parking in the UH Welcome Center Garage or the UH Hilton Garage. Both are across the street from the Student Center South building.
Email Rylie Jefferson at rjeffer3@central.uh.edu with your availability.
Attendees generally dress business casual for the event; however, we encourage graduates to wear an outfit that makes them feel celebratory and comfortable. Also, we highly encourage graduates to wear their graduation caps, stoles, cords, etc.
No, there are no fees or costs for graduates or attendees.