Spectrum Center

Lavender Graduation, presented by the Spectrum Center

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Time: 5:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Location: Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom


The annual Lavender Graduation—known affectionately as LavGrad—is a celebration to honor LGBTQ+ graduates of the University of Michigan. Established by Ronni Sanlo in 1995, the inaugural LavGrad at the University of Michigan was the first commemorative event of its kind held at an institution of higher learning. This commencement ceremony celebrates the contributions of any graduate from any program at the university and of any academic level.


Register to attend LavGrad and/or receive regalia

All LGBTQ+ students who have graduated or will graduate August 2022 - December 2023 are welcome to register for Lavender Graduation. Those choosing to attend the ceremony may invite up to two guests. Students may register to receive Lavender Graduation regalia and giveaways (rainbow tassel, lavender cord, Lavender Graduation certificate, etc) without opting in to the ceremony itself.

Registration closed on Wednesday, March 29th at 11:59 PM.