Affinity Graduation Celebrations

Celebrate your accomplishments though affinity graduation celebrations!

Registration: All graduating students have received an email with instructions of how to register.
Deadline for registration for Spring and Summer 2024 Graduates: Wednesday, April 3
***Space for guests is very limited and students are asked to keep guests to 5 people.

Graduating Students of Color (GSOC)

Graduating Students of Color Celebration Spring/Summer 2024

Monday, April 29 | 6pm | Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall

Rainbow Graduation

Rainbow Graduation Celebration Spring/Summer 2024

Monday, April 15 | 6pm | Ford Atrium, McComsey Hall

In Spring 2018, the university hosted its inaugural Rainbow Graduation. 

The Intercultural Center, with the President's Commission on Gender and Sexuality Diversity(PCGSD) is proud to sponsor Rainbow Graduation, honoring and celebrating LGBTQIA+ students. This festive and intimate end-of-the-year celebration will provide personal recognition for the achievements of underrepresented sexual and/or gender identity(ies) at the MU.

What is the Rainbow Graduation Celebration?

Sometimes referred to as Lavender Graduation, Rainbow Graduation is a ceremony conducted to celebrate the achievements of any graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and asexual student. Dr. Ronni Sanlo designed and implemented the very first Rainbow/Lavender Graduation at the University of Michigan in 1995 after being denied the right to participate in her children’s graduation ceremonies due to her sexual orientation. MU Rainbow Graduation Celebration is… An event for you to invite your family, close friends, and those most important to you and an opportunity to honor YOU and all you have accomplished while at MU.