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The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites you to celebrate our graduates during the Lavender Commencement Ceremony!

March 28, 2022

Lavender Commencement is a celebration that recognizes LGBTQIAP+ students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to WPI as students who survived the college experience. Lavender is important to LGBTQ history.  It is a combination of the pink triangle that gay men were forced to wear in concentration camps and the black triangle designating lesbians as political prisoners in Nazi Germany.  The LGBTQ civil rights movement took these symbols of hatred and combined them to make symbols and color of pride and community.


Our celebration will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in Innovation Studio 203/205. This celebration will include a complimentary meal, speakers, notes of recognition, and the presentation of the Student of Distinction Award.

Please RSVP by Sunday, April 10 at 11:59pm EST by clicking here to receive your formal invitation and graduation materials! If you aren't able to attend, but would still like to nominate a graduate for the Student of Distinction Award, please fill out this survey.