Every year, we start and wrap up the academic year with our special annual events: Lavender Welcome and Lavender Celebration.
In the fall, we host the annual Lavender Welcome to mark the new semester. We welcome new students and staff, and give them the opportunity to mingle with the team and current students and staff. We share what is planned for the semester and of course, we make time for a fun activity!
In May, LGBTQIA+ Equity ends the academic year by hosting an annual Lavender Celebration, a celebratory event that honors the achievements of our student graduates and those who have improved the campus climate for the LGBTQIA+ community, gives awards to students and staff for their extraordinary services, and recaps the year.
Scroll down to learn more about this year's events and how to RSVP.
Lavender Welcome Fair - Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 from 11am - 3pm PST
In-Person (Oceanside Campus) Clocktower, Central Lawn, Pavilion
Welcome the Fall 2022 semester with us during our annual Lavender Welcome Fair. Activities include clothing swap, free lunch, paint hour, drag performances, resource fair, and mingling with your fellow LGBTQIA+ and allied community. This event is open to everyone and will be held in-person at the Oceanside Campus at the Central Lawn/Clocktower with the drag performances livestreamed on our Instagram: @mcc_lgbtqia
Lavender Celebration - TBD
Join our community during our annual Lavender Celebration in honoring our LGBTQIA+ and allied student celebrants as we end the academic year featuring entertainment, refreshments, student art, and more.
The celebration will be free to all and food will be provided to those who attend in-person. We welcome all students, staff, faculty, and community members who identity as LGBTQIA+ and supportive allies to celebrate this joyous occasion.
If you are a currently enrolled LGBTQIA+ or ally student who has completed their program (credit or noncredit), we'd love to honor you and your achievements at Lavender Celebration.
Honoree registration deadline - TBA for 2023 - 2024
During Lavender Celebration two awards will be presented to a MiraCosta staff or faculty member and to a student who provides extraordinary service and commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community. Help us make sure we select the best person by nominating someone. Any MiraCosta College member (staff, faculty, or student) may nominate someone for this award.
Award recipients will be announced at the Lavender Celebration. There is no limit on the number of individuals you may nominate. Please submit a separate from for each nominee.
Award nomination deadline - TBA
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