Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Georgetown University. This is an opportunity to celebrate the graduating students and bring the community together, along with our distinguished guests, to share in our history and progress.

Fr. Michael A. Zampelli, SJ (C ’82) is the Paul L. Locatelli, SJ University Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Santa Clara University. He is a compelling, passionate, remarkable teacher, public speaker and former Executive Producer of the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society at Georgetown. He teaches classes on gender and sexuality in performance where he focuses on intersections of religious and spiritual lives in theatre.
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The LGBTQ Resource Center welcomes all graduating students—The College, SFS, MSB, NHS, Grad A&S, Law, Medical, and SCS—to participate in Lavender Graduation. All LGBTQ and ally-identified graduates are encouraged to come celebrate their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences here at Georgetown University.
We also encourage faculty and staff to register to attend and any family, friends, non-graduating students, members of the Georgetown community to complete the guest registration and come to celebrate the achievements of our graduating LGBTQ and Ally students.
            Class of 2017 Registration is now closed. Please email with any questions. 
            Faculty and Staff Registration:
            All Guest RSVP: 
Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan
Dr. Jeanne Lord
Dean of Students & Associate Vice President
Remarks on 9th Annual Lavender Graduation
John J. DeGioia Ph.D., Col ‘79, Grad ’95
President, Georgetown University
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Rev. Greg Schenden, S.J.
Catholic Chaplaincy
Rev. Michael A. Zampelli, S.J., CAS '82
Paul Locatelli Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies
Our Time at Georgetown: Senior Reflection
Presentation of Awards 
Recognition of Graduates
Closing Ceremony

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:15pm to 9:00pm

Great Room, Healey Family Student Center

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