Block color inclusive flag in the background with text that reads, Rainbow Graduation 2023; An annual celebration of the achievements of LGBTQ+ students and their advocates.

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 2023 graduates are invited to participate and the entire Iowa community is invited to attend.



Rainbow Graduation Celebration 2023

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 6:00pm

Old Capitol Museum

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 21, 2023!

2023 Rainbow Graduates: Click here to register!