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Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an affinity graduation ceremony celebrating LGBTQ+ and ally graduates and their accomplishments, achievements, and impact at UT. We welcome graduates of ALL levels (graduate and undergraduate students) to participate. The ceremony is an optional ceremony open to everyone that supports the LGBTQ+ community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Lavender Graduation 2021: Wednesday, April 21 at 6pm

All LGBTQ+ and ally students graduating in 2021 (May, August and December) are welcome to participate as graduates and receive an individualized Lavender Graduation certificate, a lavender stole, and other goodies in a LavGrad gift package.

Due to COVID-19 and accessibility reasons, we have opted to host 2021’s Lavender Graduation virtually via Zoom. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

We are no longer taking graduate sign-ups. The deadline was Friday, April 9.