Since its inception in May of 2000, Rainbow Graduation 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. Rainbow Graduation features UI faculty, staff, students, and community members, and is followed by a reception.

Rainbow Graduation 2020 banner with colorful stripes in the background. An annual celebration of the achievements of LGBTQ students and their advocates

Rainbow Graduation 2020 went virtual due to impacts of COVID-19 on the University of Iowa campus. Please feel free to experience the virtual celebration below, and click through to Youtube to submit comments of support for our 2020 Rainbow Graduates.
Congratulations, Class of 2020!



We are also very thankful to have support from the University of Iowa Family:

Barry Schreier, Director of University Counseling Services at the University of Iowa, sends a message of congratulations to the 2020 Rainbow Graduates.


Laurie Neuerburg, University of Iowa Libraries liaison to the Pride Alliance Center, shares congratulatory message with 2020 Rainbow Graduates.