The University honors graduating LGBTQ students and allies by hosting an event that recognizes their leadership, achievements, and contributions to the campus community. Participants receive a rainbow graduation cord to wear at their commencement ceremony, alllowing them to showcase their pride as a distinguished member of the UM family.

This year's Lavender Celebration will be held on Monday, May 8th at 6:30 pm in the Newman Alumni Center.

Visit to apply to be the student speaker at Lavender Celebration. Applicants must submit a current resume, a total of 3 academic and/or professional references, an essay of no more than 500 words expressing your interest in being the student speaker at Lavender, and a short 1-minute "audition" video. Applications are due Monday, March 20th. Finalists will be contacted shortly after for an interview.

Are you a graduating LGBTQ+ student at the University of Miami? If so, register on OrgSync to be recognized at the 2017 Lavender Celebration!

Family, Friends, and Supporters: RSVP for the 2017 Lavender Celebration here!

Lavender Celebration is sponsored by the LGBTQ Student Center, the University of Miami Alumni Association, and Toppel Career Center.