Lavender Graduation Ceremony

Lavender Graduation is a special ceremony for LGBTQAI+ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at William Paterson University.

Join us!

The third annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony will be on Friday, April 29, 2022, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the UC Multipurpose Room. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP on Pioneer Life. The experience will also stream live! 

Pride Prom to follow from 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Pride Prom is open to all students. We are featuring Dj Nix, a professional photographer, and much more! 

Receive your Lavender Graduation Regalia

Lavender Graduation cords and certificates will be presented at the Ceremony on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP on Pioneer Life. All graduates who would like to receive a complimentary Lavender Graduation cord to wear with graduation regalia, please complete the following form:  

*LGBTQIA Graduates receive a rainbow stole in addition to the cord. 

For more information please contact

Lavender Graduation Planning Committee:

Yolany Gonell, Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion

Dr. TJ Gundling, Professor of Anthropology

Nuu Grenier, Center for Diversity & Inclusion Graduate Assistant

Carl Contino, Pride Alliance, President 

Kevin Cosme, Pride Alliance Treasurer