Multicultural Resource Commons

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a tradition at Oberlin College & Conservatory, which celebrates the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ graduates as they finish their time here on campus.

All graduating LGBTQ+ students are invited to participate. All participants are recognized for their accomplishments, given a cord, and are able to name a Significant Supporter who will be honored within the program. 

A Significant Supporter is someone who has been influential during a student's journey through education; this can be a mentor, family member, friend, or someone else who has helped them on their journey. 

There is no cost to participate in this ceremony. If you are a senior graduating in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 and would like to participate in this year's ceremony, please reach out to us at The deadline to sign up to participate in this year's ceremony is Friday, May 10th.

Any & all members of the campus community, as well as friends & family of the graduates, are invited to attend Lavender Graduation.


Lavender Graduation 2024
Thursday, May 23 at 3 pm
Wilder Bowl


This is not an official graduation ceremony, and participating in this celebration does not equate to graduating.

Group photo of the students who participated in Lavender Graduation Class of 2023.
Photo by Foreign World Media