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Annual Events

Each fall the Pride Center hosts an Open House during Welcome Week.  It’s always a great time to meet new people and see old friends.  It is our way of saying You Belong Here at the Center and on campus!

Our Open House is always the Thursday of Welcome Week from 5-7.

Our Ice Cream Social is a great way to celebrate the Pride Center while enjoying ice cream and more than 30 toppings.

Our Ice Cream Social is held on the Monday of Pride Week each October.

Pride Week is held in early October every year to celebrate LGBTQIA students on campus. Look for a full listing each fall semester.

For many, the Center is like a home and the friends they make there are like family.  Each November, we come together to celebrate and be thankful.

Save the date:

2018: November 15 @ 5-7 p.m. in the I-House Great Room

The Pride Center opened on February 25, 2010.  Each year we celebrate this momentous occasion with a birthday party. Join us for cake, snacks, and fun.

2018:  February 23 @ 4-6 p.m. in the Pride Center

Each April we celebrate Ally Week with a series of Safe Zone workshops and a dinner recognizing our allies.  2018 TBD

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Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony is a celebration of students’ accomplishments during their college career.

RSVP to be honored as a graduate in the ceremony.

All LGBTQIA students who are graduating in Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or graduated in Fall 2016 are invited to participate in University of Tennessee’s Sixth Annual Lavender Graduation.

Congratulations! We are proud of you!

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Frieson Black Cultural Center
Sponsored by Pride Center, The Commission for LGBT People, The Office of the Dean of Students


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