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Since its inception in May of 2000, the Rainbow Graduation Celebration has celebrated the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students, as well as their advocates.

This annual event honors both undergraduate and graduate/professional students who graduate in the Fall or Spring semester. The Rainbow Graduation Celebration features presentations or remarks by UI faculty, staff, students, and community members, and is followed by a reception.

All spring, summer, and fall 2024 graduates are invited to participate and the entire Iowa community is invited to attend.

Rainbow Graduation Celebration 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024 | 4:30pm

Old Capitol Museum: Senate Chambers

Reception to follow

To our Rainbow Graduates,

Many congratulations on your quick approach  to graduation! We are excited to highlight YOU and your accomplishments.
In addition to the graduation celebration, you will have an opportunity to participate in an Instagram graduate spotlight. In the graduate registration form, you will be prompted to upload a photo of yourself (just you, if possible!) and a mini bio. If you wish to be acknowledged privately rather than publicly, we are happy to do so!
Register by 11:59pm on Friday, April 12, 2024!
If you missed the registration deadline, but would still like to participate, please fill out the registration form. Your name will not be included in the program, but you are still welcome to participate in the ceremony! 

2024 Rainbow Graduates: Click here to register!