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 - Sept. 27, 2022 from 5-6pm PST
In-Person (Oceanside Campus) OC 4802 + 4800 Courtyard and Zoom
Join us as we mark the Fall 2022 term with the annual Lavender Welcome event. Come meet the new LGBTQIA+ Equity team, learn about upcoming events, and play a few rounds of the fan-favorite Queer Musical Bingo. This event is open to everyone and will be held in-person and Zoom (hybrid).
Lavender Celebration - COMING SOON
Join us in honoring student graduates and those who have improved the campus climate for the LGBTQIA+ community with this annual celebratory event to end the academic year! We will honor the achievements of MCC graduates, recognize those who have completed the Pride Inclusion Training, give awards students and staff for their extraordinary services, and recap the 2021-2022 year.
The celebration will be free to all and food will be provided to those who attend in-person. This year's Lavender Celebration will be the first one held in-person and we would like to invite everyone to celebrate this momentous time in LGBTQIA+ history at MiraCosta College. 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 students who has completed their program (credit or noncredit), we'd love to honor you at Lavender Celebration.
Honoree registration deadline - TBA for 2022-2023
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 for 2022-2023
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