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 2019
  • Fall 2019
  • or Spring 2020

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 2020.


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: 5 p.m. on April 24. Questions? Please call the Intercultural and 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.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Students: If you or your guest(s) need accommodations to enable you to participate in the Lavendar Reception, please include your request when you register for this event. The coordinator of this event will contact you to discuss and finalize the accommodation request. If the coordinator does not contact you at least two weeks before the event, please contact the coordinator directly or the Office of Accessibility Resources.

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.

Visiting UB

If you are unfamiliar with the University at Buffalo North Campus, please contact us at for directions.  

Individual Names Announced

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

Friday, May 8, 2020

3 p.m.
Student Union, UB North Campus

Ceremony Contact

Isabelle Ortiz

Phone: (716) 645-8528