Lavender (LGBTQ) Reception

The Lavender Reception celebrates the achievements of graduating students who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community at UB.


This spring's Lavender Reception is intended for students whose graduation term is:

  • Summer 2018
  • Fall 2018
  • or Spring 2019

If you will not complete your graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester but would still like to participate in the Lavender Reception, you may do so as long as you will be completing your degree by the end of 2019.


Registration for this event is separate and different from applying for graduation (degree) or registering for a degree conferral (commencement) ceremony.

Registration Process/Deadline

Students who wish to participate in the Lavender Reception must register onlineRegistration deadline: April 30.  Questions? Please call the Intercultural & Diversity Center at (716) 645-2434.

Student Information

At this reception, graduates will receive a small gift and a rainbow tassel which they may wear to their commencement ceremony.

Graduate's Attire

Business casual attire is appropriate. Cap, gown and hood are NOT worn at this reception.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a disability that impacts your ability to participate in this event, please note your needs and what accommodations you require when you register for the ceremony. The coordinator of this ceremony will contact you to discuss and finalize your accommodations. If the coordinator does not contact you at least two weeks before the ceremony, please contact the coordinator directly.

Guests with Disabilities

Please see the Accessibility for Guests page.

Student Instructions for Day of the Reception

Please arrive by 2:45 p.m. and bring your UB student ID card with you.

Tickets and Guest Information


Admission tickets are not required for guests of this event.  Suggested arrival is 2:45 p.m.

Directions, Parking, Seating and Other Guest Info

The Guest Info section of this website has all the information your guests need to know about directions and parking, seating (including seating for children and infants), accessibility and visiting campus.

Individual Names Announced

The name of each graduate participating in this reception will be announced.

Friday, May 10, 2019

3 p.m.
Student Union, UB North Campus

Ceremony Contact

Isabelle Ortiz

Phone: (716) 645-8528