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Ceremony: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Reception: 6:30 - 7:15 PM

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 - April 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.

Register as a graduate by Sunday, March 26th at 11:59 PM at

Spectrum Center Event Accessibility Statement:
The Spectrum Center is dedicated to working towards offering equitable access to all of the events we organize. If you have an accessibility need you feel may not be automatically met at this event, there is space to report that in the registration, or you can fill out our Event Accessibility Form, found at You do not need to have a registered disability with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) or identify as disabled to submit. Advance notice is necessary for some accommodations to be fully implemented, and we will always attempt to dismantle barriers as they are brought up to us. Any questions about accessibility at Spectrum Center events can be directed to
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