Fall 2020 Virtual Rainbow Retreat

Rainbow Retreat is an annual program for LGBTQIA+ students to engage in valuable reflection opportunities and community building with fellow LGBTQIA+ peers. Historically, this is an overnight retreat held off campus at a spacious retreat center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. However, due to Covid response, Fall 2020 Rainbow Retreat will be hosted via Gather Town and Zoom and made up of 5 different 1 hour programs/workshops starting Friday, October 9.

All participants must register in order to gain access to the Rainbow Retreat participation link. Please register using this link by Sunday, October 4th.

This year, as part of our larger LGBT History Month programming; Using Our History to Heal Us, the GSC will also host a variety of Affinity Groups throughout Rainbow Retreat Weekend which will be open to all LGBTQIA+ students, staff/faculty, and alumni. The schedule will be coordinated in such a way that allows Rainbow Retreat participants time in between workshops to attend affinity groups as desired! See schedule details below.

You can participate in Rainbow Retreat without participating in the Affinity Groups and vice versa. Please use this link to RSVP for both or either events!

Questions? Please email gsc@carleton.edu

Rainbow Retreat Fall 2020
CLICK HERE to submit an RSVP

Fall 2020 Virtual Rainbow Retreat Schedule

*all events are schedule in Central Standard Time

Friday, October 9 - 
Queer Corner Welcome @ 4:30pm via Gather Town

Saturday, October 10th - 
Advocacy Workshop @ 11:00am to 12:15pm
Belonging Workshop @ 1:00pm to 2:15pm 
Community Workshop @ 3:00pm to 4:15pm 
Rainbow Retreat Closing Event @ 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Rainbow Retreat Family Dinner @ 6pm


  1. Strengthen community and connections among Carleton students, staff and faculty who hold lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, gender non-binary, queer, questioning, asexual, aromantic and other marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQIA+), especially among people who are new to the Carleton community or are exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

    2. Create space for personal reflection about our own identities. In acknowledgement of the predominant white culture in LGBTQA+ spaces, we will center racial identity — whiteness, Latinidad, indigeneity, Asian descent, blackness, and mixed race identity –in our conversations about gender and sexuality to open up space for us to talk about how power, privilege, and marginalization shape our community experience.

    3. Explore the intersections of our identities, considering how our experiences of sexual orientation and gender identity are intertwined with and impacted by race, class, ability, religion, and other identity categories.  

    4. Increase the inclusivity and visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community at Carleton.


Rainbow Retreat RSVP Deadline
Sunday, October 4

Affinity Groups RSVP Deadline
Sunday, October 4

Queer Corner Welcome
Friday, October 9th @ 4:30

Rainbow Retreat Workshops
Saturday, October 10th

Affinity Group Schedule
Saturday, October 10th and Sunday October 11 (VARIOUS TIMES)