Lavender Graduation

A graduate with their degree in hand raised wrapped in a lavender and rainbow stole.

24th Annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony 

Thursday, May 6th from 3:00-4:30pm via Zoom


The Lavender Graduation Ceremony is one of the many traditions LGBTIQA+ students, faculty, and staff have created for themselves at Iowa State. Each year, graduating members of the Iowa State lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and ally community are recognized during this special event. All spring, summer, and fall 2021 graduates are invited to participate!


Registration Information for 2021 Graduates

To register to be recognized in this year's ceremony, please complete the registration form by Wednesday, April 14th at 11:59pm.

Please plan to complete the registration in one-sitting, as progress may not be saved. 

Register Here!


Lavender Stoles

As always, graduates who participate in Lavender Graduation will be honored with a lavender stole, which has become a famous symbol associated with the event. Although we are honoring students virtually this year, all registered graduates will be contacted prior to the event date with more information on how to receive your stole. We hope you will wear this with honor and pride, as a symbol of your accomplishments and the ISU LGBTQIA+ community!


Purple stoles with ISU written on them in yellow with a rainbow trim displayed on a table in a long row.

Guest Attendance Information

Iowa State community members and family/friends of graduates who would like to attend the Lavender Graduation ceremony will need to register online. 

Register below! You will receive an email at a later date with log-in information once your registration has been approved.

Zoom Registration Link