Lavender Graduation

The 8th Annual Lavender Graduation location, date, & time will be announced soon.

Lavender Graduation is an inspiring and affirming ceremony that honors our graduating lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and queer (LGBTQ+) students for their strength and persistence in the face of adversity, as well as their achievements and contributions to the college. Participating students will receive a certificate, a lavender stole, and can choose to honor someone who has assisted during their college career. All of the Wooster community who want to support the participating students are welcome to attend the event!

The Guest RSVP form for this year’s Lavender Graduation will be published shortly. If you are a graduating senior and would like to participate in this year’s ceremony, email

Lavender Graduation Ceremonies were first created in 1995 at the University of Michigan by Dr. Ronni Sanlo. Lavender Graduations are now held at many colleges and universities across the county. The College of Wooster is proud to be a part of this tradition!