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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Merrick Lecture Hall

During the ceremony, graduating seniors will be donned with a Lavender cord as a recognition of their achievements and symbol of their overall journey at Goucher.

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.

We welcome all our graduating seniors and guests to join us for a reception in Rosenberg Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.


If you are a graduating senior who is interested in participating in any of our Affinity Graduation Ceremonies, please register by Friday, May 1, 2020.



Lavender Ceremony 2019