Rainbow Graduation Ceremony
2023 Rainbow Graduation
Friday, June 9, 2023
The Portland Community College Queer Resource Centers are excited to invite you to the seventh annual Rainbow Graduation + Awards Ceremony honoring LGBTQ+ graduating students and allies and celebrating the contributions of the queer and trans community at PCC.
Rainbow Graduation + Awards Ceremony
Friday, June 9
3:30-5:30pm (doors open at 3pm)
SE Community Hall
2305 SE 82nd Ave at Division St
Cake and light refreshments will be served.
Information for Graduates
If you are an LGBTQ+ student who would like to be honored in the ceremony, please fill out our Graduate Information Form by May 30. To participate, students must be graduating from PCC with a degree or certificate in Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, or Fall 2023. Those who graduated during remote operations (Spring 2020 – Fall 2022) are also eligible to participate.
Graduates will receive a rainbow stole. We encourage you to wear your stole with pride at the official PCC commencement ceremony!
- Attire is open to the graduate’s discretion. Rainbow Graduation does not replace the official PCC commencement ceremony; no caps and gowns, please.
- You will not receive your diploma at this event.
- Rainbow Graduation is a public ceremony, therefore we cannot guarantee the privacy of those participating, as graduates may be in pictures or videos our office takes or that other attendees take.
To attend as a graduate, please fill out our Graduate Information Form by May 30 (deadline extended!).
To attend as a guest, fill out our RSVP form by May 30.
The Portland Community College Queer Resource Centers are excited to announce a new annual awards ceremony recognizing the successes and contributions of the queer and trans community at PCC.
To submit an award nomination, please submit the award nomination form by May 16.
All members of the PCC community are invited to nominate individuals, departments, and organizations for the following awards:
- OUTstanding Student Leader of the Year Award
- Gender Justice Award
- Bridge Builder Award
- Instructor of the Year Award
- Alumni Award
- Ally of the Year Award
Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged!
Selected recipients and their nominators will be invited to attend PCC’s Rainbow Graduation + Award Ceremony, held on Thursday, June 9 from 3-5:30pm in the SE Campus Community Hall.
Rainbow Graduation Ceremony is an annual event occurring in the Spring honoring LGBTQ+ graduating students and allies and celebrating the contributions of the queer and trans community at PCC. The first Rainbow Graduation Ceremony in 2017 was attended by over 100 people and celebrated 15 graduates and 6 outstanding individuals and departments. During remote operations from Spring 2020 to Spring 2022, we distributed rainbow stoles to graduates via mail. In 2023, we return with an in-person ceremony!