Rainbow Graduation

15th Annual Rainbow Graduation Ceremony

Rainbow Squares with graduation hat Rainbow Grads cutting a cake
  • Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Student Union, Meeting Room 1 (Upper Level)
  • RSVP by (5/12): For Graduates, For Attendees

Everyone is welcome to join the celebration!

What is Rainbow Graduation?

  • An opportunity to honor YOU!
  • A place to invite your family, chosen family, close friends and/or those most important to you!
  • Somewhere you’d ask a favorite professor, staff member or those who have made a great positive impact on your experience at SJSU to attend.
  • Your formal induction into the ranks of SJSU LGBTQ+ Alums.
  • Although many people do get dressed up for the event, it tends to be a queer little get together, with all the uniqueness of our community, so be yourself
  • A celebration that has Great food!
  • Lots of fun!
  • The event where you get a Rainbow Tassel! (Woo Hoo!)

How Do I Participate? Am I eligible?

  • If you are a graduating senior or graduate student from Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or Fall 2023, you are eligible to participate in this year's celebration!
  • All students will be given at least two minutes to speak, if they so wish, to thank family members, partner(s), friends, talk about their struggles and triumphs in school and/or to give advise for fellow students.
  • We're also looking for student speakers (formal speech about 5 minutes).
  • You can apply to be an official student speaker section of the RSVP form.
  • Please RSVP by Friday, May 12th.

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Attendees Welcome!

  • The graduates would love for you to attend, everyone is welcome!

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