Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an annual graduation ceremony conducted at UR (and over 200 other universities around the country) to honor and celebrate LGBTQ+ students and their accomplishments.  The first Lavender Graduation was held in 1995 by Ronnie Sanlo, director of the University of Michigan's LGBTQ+ resource center at the time.

Lavender Graduation at UR occurs every year in April.  Stay tuned for more information about the 2023 ceremony and application process!

For any questions or concerns, please contact Casey Butler (they/them), Associate Director of LGBTQ+ Campus Life, at or (804) 484-1653.