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Celebratory Programs

Lavender Celebration: LGBTQ+ Graduate and Award Ceremony

Every May since 2014, this annual evening celebration highlights the wonderful achievements of UMBC’s LGBTQ+ graduating seniors, graduate students, and their allies. This large ceremony serves as a time for all LGBTQ+ and ally community members to be recognized and to reflect together. LGBTQ+ students overcome incredible odds to succeed and make a difference at UMBC. This ceremony is in recognition of the achievements of LGBTQ+ students and to all the allied staff, faculty, alumni, and programs that work to support them. This ceremony includes an award component with various categories to award them for their efforts and achievements of the previous year. LGBTQ+ seniors and grad student graduates are celebrated and recognized with lavender cords.