Are you graduating this May (or December 2020)? Do you want to participate in a graduation ceremony that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of underrepresented sexual and/or gender identity(ies) at the UA? Rainbow Graduation is open to all graduating undergraduates, graduates, or professional school students (including allies!) to show their fabulous wildcat pride!
Be recognized for your academic efforts and achievements at the 13th Annual Rainbow Graduation on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 4pm in Gallagher Theater in the Student Union. Graduates will receive a rainbow cord, a certificate, and will be the guests of honor at a catered reception following the ceremony.
If you would like to participate, please fill out the Rainbow Graduation form that will contain all of the below information:
The information we will need from graduates is:
- Your name as you'd like it to appear on your certificate
- Graduating degree
- Career goal(s)
- Your favorite quotation
- Any leadership positions you have held in an organization that does social justice and/or LGBTQ+ community work
- Accessibility needs for accommodations
- Electronic picture of yourself
This information will be included as part of a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown as you are recognized during the ceremony -and-
- The name, email address, and phone number of your presenter:
As a graduating student, we ask that you please select someone who will present you with your rainbow cord and certificate. The person you select will have 30 seconds to say a few words about you. This person could be a friend, partner, family member, professor, mentor, neighbor, or whomever you choose.
* If you are having trouble finding a presenter or have any concerns about the presenter in general, please let us know. We can work with you and can make accommodations to ensure you have the best experience possible.
Please fill out the form and send us your photo firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22, 2020 @ noon (or sooner if you can)! Please make sure to include all of the requested information!
Here are all the details for the event:
Rainbow Graduation 2020
The 13th Annual LGBTQA & Allied Graduation Celebration
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 4-6 pm
Gallagher Theater, Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd.
This festive and intimate end-of-the-year celebration will provide personal recognitions for the achievements of underrepresented sexual and/or gender identity(ies) at the UA. Rainbow Graduation is open to all graduating undergraduates, graduates, or professional school students (including allies!) to show their fabulous wildcat pride! Each graduate will receive a rainbowcord and certificate of honor, and a catered reception will follow the ceremony. You must register by April 22, 2020 to participate.
We look forward to honoring you in May!
-The Rainbow Graduation Planning Committee