Lavender Ceremony

The ceremony is an annual celebration conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the college.

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Those who participate in the Lavender Ceremony will receive the lavender cord by mail. During the ceremony, students will have the opportunity to don themselves or have another person (safely) do so. The donning of the Lavender cord serves as a recognition of their achievements and symbol of their overall journey at Goucher.

The Lavender Ceremony recognizes LGBTQ+  students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who survived the college experience. During the ceremony students share their hopes and dreams with one another, recognized for their leadership and their successes and achievements.

Following the ceremonies, we welcome all our Goucher graduates and guests to join us for a virtual reception on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.


If you are a graduating senior who is interested in participating in any of our Affinity Graduation Ceremonies (except InterConnect), please register by Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by 11:59 p.m using the button below. To attend InterConnect, please register here.



Lavender Ceremony 2019