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.


Lavendar Graduation 2024

15th Annual Lavender Graduation

The Pride Center and the LGBTQ+ Studies Program invite you to the 15th annual SDSU Lavender Graduation where we will honor and celebrate the academic and personal journeys of undergraduate and graduate 2SLGBTQIA+ students and allies graduating during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Students who participate will receive a certificate and rainbow cord to wear with their regalia during the SDSU commencement ceremony.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, April 26, 2024 from 3pm-5pm at the Tula Community Center on campus.

Refreshments will be served from 2pm-3pm.

To register, please visit and fill out the form no later than Monday, April 8. There is limited capacity, so register ASAP.

For questions and accommodations, email [email protected].