Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a time for the University of Richmond to honor graduates who identify as LGBTQ or ally, or have made strong contributions to LGBTQ Campus Life. Lavender Graduation is an opportunity to celebrate the year and our many accomplishments, as well as say goodbye to those moving on to bigger and better things. This is a time to honor not only our graduates but the allies who support LGBTQ Campus Life here at the University. The Lavender Graduation is a partnership with Common Ground, the Office of Alumni and Career Services, and the LGBTQ Spiders Alumni Group.  Lavender Graduation - Thursday, April 14, 2016 5pm-7pm in the Jepson Alumni Center.

Graduate Recognition

Any University student graduating from any of our five schools, including the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, is eligible to be recognized during the Lavender Graduation ceremony. If you would like to be recognized please complete the Lavender Graduation applicationDeadline to Register Extended- Sunday, April 3, 2016. 


The Lavender Graduation ceremony is an opportunity to honor allies who have supported LGBTQ campus life. We are currently seeking nominations for Ally of the Year Awards for two categories: faculty/staff and students. The term Ally for these awards refers to a student or faculty/staff person who has helped further LGBTQ Campus Life; they may identify as LGBTQ or an Ally. Award winners will be honored at the Lavender Graduation ceremony. To nominate please complete the Ally Award Nomination Form. Deadline to Nominate - Sunday, March 27, 2015. 

Join the Celebration

The Lavender Graduation Ceremony is open to students, faculty, staff, community partners, and family members who wish to celebrate with us. To RSVP for this event please contact Ted Lewis at

Alumni Keynote: TBA

Lavender Graduate Speaker: TBA