May 17, 2023

Lavender Graduation celebrities the LGBTQIA+ students on campus who may or may not otherwise have been acknowledged or celebrated visibly. Providing a space of radical joy of all expressions of families, friends, relationships, sexual and gender identities.  

UW Bothell celebrated its first Lavender Graduation, in 2021, a ceremony amidst a global pandemic and stay at home measures as a digital celebration for the LGBTQIA+ students. It is our hope that this year in continuing the national legacy of Lavender Graduation and building the UWB trajectory we host the first in person lavender graduation celebration, a step towards community building, acceptance and joy for our LGBTQIA+ student communities.  

This year’s ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 8th, 2023 from 6pm-8pm at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC).

Registration is currently open until Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 so please help spread the word!  

To register, please go to and fill out the google form. For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Maisha Manson at !