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4th Annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony

  • Ole Miss Student Union Ballroom 218 Student Union Drive University, MS, 38677 United States (map)

Lavender Graduation is a university celebration that recognizes the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ+ students who have successfully navigated the college experience. During the ceremony, we will honor graduating seniors and graduate students with lavender cords and a reception. We envision an event where students, family, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend, establishing a new tradition at The University of Mississippi. The Lavender Graduation Celebration is co-sponsored by the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement, the Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies, the UM Pride Network, OUTGrads, the Department of Student Housing, and supported by the newly formed Ole Miss LGBTQ Alumni & Friends organization. The 4th annual ceremony will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 from 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Student Union Ballroom. Registration for graduates is now open and will close on Friday, April 19, 2019. 

Family, friends, faculty, staff, alums, and continuing students are welcomed to join us for this occasion. This year, we are not asking guests to RSVP separately.

To register to be recognized as a graduate:

  1. Visit

  2. Click on 'forms'

  3. Search '2019 Lavender Graduation Registration'

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