This annual event recognizes graduating undergrad and grad students’ contributions to UC Davis and the queer community. Lavender Graduation is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate the accomplishments of UC Davis lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTQIA) graduates. Lavender Graduation also provides a space for graduates to recognize significant people in their lives who have helped them achieve their goals (such as family members, a partner or close friend).

The Angelina Malfitano Award is associated with Lavender Graduation. For more information on nominating someone for the Angelina Malfitano Award, or for more information about participating in Lavender Graduation, please visit