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The Annual Lavender Graduation, also referred to as LavGrad, is a celebration to honor LGBTQ graduates of the University of Michigan. Established by Ronni Sanlo in 1995, University of Michigan was the first commemorative event of its kind celebrated at an institution of higher learning. This commencement ceremony acknowledges the contributions of any graduates from any school/college in the University at any academic level are welcome to participate.


We are excited to invite you to the 23rd Annual Lavender Graduation happening on Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4:30-7:30 PM at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Come celebrate and support our students as they go through the stage at the end of this semester. For more information about LavGrad, please visit the Spectrum Center Website. 


Lavender Graduation Event Details:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Doors open at 4:00 PM

Ceremony 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Reception 6:30 - 7:30 PM



Deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2018 by 11:59 PM