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Updates: The Pride Center

End Of Semester Hours, Programs, Cord Pickup & Other FAQs

Good afternoon Pride Center community members!

As another academic year is wrapping up, our staff would like to take a moment to congratulate all of the upcoming graduates. We would also like to provide some end-of-year updates with respect to some of the FAQs that we have received over the past few weeks. Feel free to spread this to your networks. 

Pride Center Name Extension
As mentioned in previous messages and our recent social media communications, the deadline for voting on the name extension of The Pride Center is MONDAY 05/22/2022 by NOON. We invite both those within the community, as well as our allies to cast their votes. The name will be unveiled during our Lavender Celebration. Please click here to be redirected to the Name Extension Survey.

Pride Center Adjusted Hours for Finals Week and Summer
Today is the last day that The Pride Center will operate under its regular Spring Hours, closing at 9:30 pm. We will also have special hours tomorrow, Friday 05/19 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Our center will close for the summer starting next week, Monday 05/22/2023, and will remain closed throughout the summer. We expect to reopen on the first day of Fall classes. Please note, that the space will not be reservable for any non-i3b related events, meetings, and/or trainings. Our staff will be available to meet upon request both in person or virtually. If you are curious about all of our spaces, please click here to be redirected to all of our hours. 

The 10th Annual Lavender Celebration
Our 10th Annual Lavender Celebration final event for the Spring semester. Please check out the full post here
You do not need to participate in the Social Media Campaign in order to receive your cords, however, YOU MUST complete the form linked on the myUMBC post in order to receive the cord. Please read the form in its entirety. You may contact our staff if you have any issues with completing the form. 
An RSVP is not required to attend the graduation, however, we will grant priority to those who do so. If you are a student, staff, or faculty member who plans on bringing loved ones who are non-UMBC members, please include them in your head count on our RSVP form. 
Cord Pickup: If you cannot attend the graduation or would not like to be named at the graduation, there will be pickup times for students on Tuesday, May 23 at The Gathering Space for Spiritual Well-Being (IMPORTANT: We will only account for those who have filled out the form PRIOR to the Lavender graduation). 

SafeZone: Our SafeZone LGBTQIA2+ Allyship Development Workshop is back for the first time since our return to campus. Whether you are new to the program or have taken it already, we advise you to take the training as part of a refresher. All of our workshop dates are posted on our myUMBC pages on the following dates. An RSVP is REQUIRED!
Visioning & Programing: Collaboration for Fall 2024
We are so excited at the amount of growth in our departmental area within the past year. We will be reaching out to our LGBTQIA2+-centered organizations and close partners in the upcoming weeks to vision what the 2023-2024 year will bring. If you are interested in collaborating with us in any way, please do not hesitate to email me directly or i3b at i3b@umbc.edu. We appreciate your patience and eagerness to support our work! In the meantime, please check out our last Newsletter of the year!

In community,

Posted: May 19, 2023, 1:02 PM