Galerstein Gender Center

Lavender Graduation

Spring/Summer 2022 Lavender Graduation Care Packages

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 15, 2022

Are you graduating this Spring or Summer 2022?  Are you LGBT+ or an ally to the community? 

Apply here for Spring/Summer 2022

Lavender Graduation  is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. Graduating students, including undergraduates and graduates, are invited to take part in the celebration, which occurs each year the week prior to university-wide commencement events.  Lavender Graduate Comet Care Packages pick up will be held from Monday, April 25 – Tuesday, May 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the UTD Gender Center, Student Services Building 4th Floor, SSB 4.300.

The celebration does not replace the official UT Dallas graduation ceremony. For additional questions, please contact Matt Winser-Johns at [email protected], Assistant Director for LGBT+ Programs.

The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish Lesbian, who was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexual orientation. It was through this experience that she came to understand the pain felt by her students. Encouraged by the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sanlo designed the first Lavender Graduation Ceremony in 1995.

The first Lavender Graduation at The University of Texas at Dallas began in 2012. We are now in our 10th year celebrating our LGBT+ and ally graduates!

Student Services Building, 4th floor
SSB 4.300
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

972-883-6555 (phone)
972-883-6558 (fax)
[email protected]
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The University of Texas at Dallas
Galerstein Gender Center
800 W. Campbell Road, SSB41
Richardson, TX 75080-3021