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Lavender Graduation Reception

May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Lambda Alliance and LGBTQ+ Initiatives, in the Office of Student Life, and at the University of California, Merced, is pleased to announce the fifth annual Lavender Graduation Reception. The Lavender Graduation Reception is an annual cultural ceremony that recognizes LGBTQ+ scholars of all intersecting identities and acknowledges the tenacity for creating positive social change by being part of the UC Merced graduating class. Our dedication to honoring the lived experiences and triumphs of our LGBTQ+ and Ally graduates is rooted in the desire to create a welcoming, inclusive and affirming environment. Lavender Graduation Reception is open to all LGBTQ+ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students.

If you are a graduating scholar and you would like to be honored in the ceremony, please register by 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 26, at

Join us in celebrating our 2018-2019 queer & trans* graduates for successfully completing their degrees and for all their contributions throughout their time at UC Merced.

If you would like to attend the reception and honor all graduating scholars, please RSVP no later than 5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at

For accommodations or questions, please contact LGBTQ+ Initiatives intern Ariell Wright at or LGBTQ+ Initiatives Coordinator Angi Baxter at


Science and Engineering Building 2, Solar Breezeway

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Office of Student Life