Lavendar Graduation

Lavender Graduation

Each year, Lavender Graduation is open to all students graduating in May of that year or earlier who openly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or allies. It celebrates the achievements of undergraduate and graduate students who are part of our LGBTQ+ campus, and also gives awards to faculty, staff or administrators who have enhanced the campus climate for LGBTQ+ students. Students receive a certificate and rainbow cord to wear with their academic regalia during commencement and an invitation to join the LGBTQ+ Alumni Chapter.

In 2019, SDSU's Lavender Graduation celebrated 10 years! Read the SDSU NewsCenter story.

Celebrate SDSU's 12th Annual Lavendar Graduation!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
2pm-4pm as a virtual event

Students will receive a certificate and rainbow cord to wear with their academic regalia during commencement when the campus re-opens.

To participate, please email the following information to Esther Rothblum at [email protected]:

  • Your name as you would like it to appear on a certificate
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree you are receiving
  • Your major & minor
  • 3 digital photos of you (alone or with others)

Attire is open to graduates’ discretion. Lavender Graduation does not replace the official SDSU commencement ceremony. You will not receive your diploma until commencement.

This event is sponsored by Robert DeKoven, JD, California Western School of Law; Ben Cartwright; Rick Cervantes; [email protected];Student Affairs and Campus Diversity; LGBTQ+ Studies; the Pride Center; Counseling and Psychological Services; Delta Lambda Phi; The SDSU LGBT Alumni Chapter; School of Journalism and Media Studies; and the Department of Women’s Studies.