Rainbow Reception Frequently Asked Questions

Graduating seniors and graduate students who choose to participate receive a commemorative certificate and graduation honor cords for use during the Commencement ceremony if they wish. Their names and activities are listed in the event program. The event features music, a buffet of light appetizers, and remarks by special guests. Family and friends are also welcome to attend. This year we will again welcome a featured alumnus to share words of encouragement and wisdom.

All are welcome, and registration is required. If you would like to attend, please click here to register. If you have any questions, please see the FAQs below. If you have any other questions that are not answered, feel free to contact the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services at (607) 274-7394 or write to lmaurer@ithaca.edu. The Rainbow Reception is sponsored by the Diversity Awareness Committee and the LGBT Center.

When and where is this fabulous event happening?
Friday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Clark, Klingenstein, and McDonald Lounges in Egbert Hall, Campus Center.

Who can attend the Rainbow Reception?
All who wish to celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBT and allied seniors and graduate students are welcome.

Do I have to be a member of the LGBT student groups in order to participate?
No! Being a part of one of the student groups is not required. This event celebrates the accomplishments of all LGBT and allied seniors and graduate students at Ithaca College.

I am a senior or graduate student and want to participate. What do I do?
Visit alumni.ithaca.edu/rainbow_reception_2014 and click the registration button to register by Sunday, April 13, 2014.

I am not a senior. Can I attend to support my friends? Can I attend to see what I have to look forward to when I am a senior?
Yes! Visit alumni.ithaca.edu/rainbow_reception_2014 and click the registration button to register by Sunday, April 13, 2014.

I am an LGBT or allied graduating senior or graduate student. Can I invite my parents/friends/family/professors?
Yes! Register them as your guests when you register online by Sunday, April 13.

My family cannot/will not attend to support me. What should I do?
Each year, many students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members gather to support and celebrate our LGBT and allied seniors and graduate students at this special event. Our famous “stand-in” parents will also be there to support you. There will be cheering for everyone, and more than enough well wishes to go around. Come and feel the appreciation!

I know some LGBT and allied seniors or graduate students who might want to participate, but they haven’t heard about this great event yet. What should I do?
Spread the word among students who you know may be interested! Encourage them to register online by Sunday, April 13.

What happens at the Rainbow Reception?
Seniors and graduate students who choose to participate receive a commemorative certificate and special graduation cords. Their names and activities are listed in the event program. The event features music, light appetizers, and remarks by special guests.

Where are the Clark, Klingenstein, and McDonald Lounges?
The Clark, Klingenstein, and McDonald Lounges are in Egbert Hall, Campus Center. Use this campus map to find your way!

I’m an alumnus/alumna of Ithaca College. Can I attend to support current LGBT and allied students?
Of course! Register online at alumni.ithaca.edu/rainbow_reception_2014 by Sunday, April 13.

Other questions?
Feel free to contact the LGBT Center office at (607) 274-7394 or lmaurer@ithaca.edu.