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Rainbow Graduation and Induction into the UC San Diego LGBT Alumni 2019!

June 8th, 2019 from 10am-12pm at Great Hall

If you are a student graduating who wants to register to walk at Rainbow Graduation, please e-mail Shaun Travers!

No need to RSVP to attend in the audience, it is open to all friends and family of our graduates!

UC San Diego's Rainbow Graduation is free and open to all students due to the generosity of so many, including Dr. Daniel Lee, Class of ‘95, who matched all of the gifts recieved up to $2,500 - and we raised $5,550 for the event last year. A special thanks to all who gave in 2018, including:

  • Agustín Orozco
  • Alanna Aiko Moore
  • Anna Levitt
  • Anthony King
  • Arpi Minassian
  • Chris Mathews
  • Claire Adida
  • Conor McLaughlin and Windi Sasaki
  • Cynthia Ray
  • Danielle Schulte
  • Daphne Pleasant
  • Davey Smith
  • Derrick Pena
  • Edwina Welch
  • eeman agrama minert
  • Hayley Weddle
  • Jaime Lopez-Miramontes
  • James Vermillion
  • Jason Thibodeaux
  • Jim Cooke and Lisa McDonnell
  • John Duca
  • Joyce Short
  • Julia Dunlap
  • Kafele Khalfani
  • Kate Trulock
  • Ken Keziah
  • Laramie Smith
  • Laurie Smith
  • Lawrence Keating
  • Lia Friedman
  • Mary and Peper Anan
  • Matt Bielich and Wes Backous
  • Matthew Vanderbilt
  • Michael Gangitano
  • Paula Thomas
  • Rafael Colonna and Tom Nunn
  • Ray Rodriguez
  • Ryan Finnerty
  • Sharon Seegers and Rachel Maher
  • Sharon Van Bruggen
  • Sue Hawkinson
  • Susan McQuillen
  • Susanna Concha-Garcia
  • Thomas Sarmiento
  • Windi Sasaki

What Rainbow Graduation is:

  • Something you would invite your family/close friends/those most important to you
  • An opportunity to honor graduating undergraduate and graduate students, volunteers and academics
  • A formal induction into the ranks of UC San Diego LGBT Alumni
  • Although many people do get dressed up for the event, it tends to be a queer little get together, with all the trappings of our community, so be yourself
  • Something that has GREAT food
  • Something that over 150 folks usually attend, sometimes more
  • Something you'd ask a favorite professor/those who have affected you at UC San Diego to attend
  • The last formal program of the year from the LGBT Resource Center
  • Lots of fun
  • The event where participating undergraduates get a Rainbow Tassel  and grad students get a Rainbow Cord (Woo Hoo!)

 What Rainbow Graduation is not:

  • An actual graduation (it is a ceremony and celebration, but folks don't get a diploma or anything, just a nifty certificate)
  • A substitute for attending UC San Diego's undergraduate college, graduate school or professional school graduations
  • Something you would want to miss