The Fifth Annual Lavender Graduation Reception will be held on Wednesday, June 1 from in the Library Archives & Special Collections (Building 1L, Room 216) from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. The ceremony is open to all graduating LGBTQ+ students in all departments. We will also be honoring  CSI alumni, faculty, and staff who were unable to participate in a Lavender Graduation Reception when they graduated.

In our fifth year, the Lavender Graduation Reception is a special graduation ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students at the College of Staten Island. We seek to recognize graduating students, former alumni, and current faculty and staff. The Lavender Graduation Reception provides a safe space to honor those graduating students, not only for their scholastic achievements, but for their successes, challenges, obstacles, and achievements navigating their time at CSI as a member of the LGBTQ community. We seek to recognize and honor students, not only for what they have done, but for being who they are.

Please register online.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremiah Jurkiewicz, Coordinator of the LGBTQ Resource Center, at or 718.982.3091.