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PLEASE NOTE: The University is implementing a delayed start to the fall semester. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

All events on Grounds are cancelled until further notice.


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Please contact Alex Winkowski (they/them/theirs), Program Coordinator - LGBTQ Student Services, ( if you have any questions.

Community Programs

Queer Brunch

A biweekly gathering that brings together students and staff for a catered brunch and community - held in the LGBTQ Center or on the Lawn (weather permitting)! The LGBTQ Center has partnered with departments and organizations across Grounds, including the Office of Sustainability, Batten School of Public Policy, School of Commerce, and the Black Student Alliance. 


Trans/GNC Group

A space to gather in community and uplift the voices of Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender-Diverse students.

QTPOC Hangout

A space to gather in community and uplift the voices of Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color.


Aro/Ace Space

A space to gather in community and uplift the voices of students who are part of the Aromantic- and/or Asexual-spectrum.


Grounds-wide Events

Throughout the academic year, the LGBTQ Center hosts a series of events to gather in community and prompt conversation about LGBTQ+ identity and issues. Past events have included  films, nationally-recognized speakers, social events, art exhibits, and discussion groups. Community programs are organized each year by the LGBTQ Center intern staff.

Queer Culture Week

Held in the Spring, this week is a celebration of the UVA LGBTQ+ community. It features speakers, performers, social events, films, discussions, and is started off with the Queer Student Union’s Drag Bingo. Pride Week is sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, Queer Student Union, Sigma Omicron Rho, and many more organizations.

Love is...

T-Shirt Campaign started in 2009 as a celebration of love that is meant to create greater social awareness around LGBTQIAP+ experience at the University of Virginia and beyond. The power of its message is found in its open-endedness: Love is... It is a message that can span all communities and honors the myriad of ways that humans define and experience love. The t-shirts are distributed and worn on Valentine’s Day, a holiday that celebrates love, but often through a heteronormative lens (a perspective that leaves trans/queer folks out of the broader conversation). This is our way of reminding people that love comes in many different forms.

Trans Day of Remembrance

The LGBTQ Center hosts a Trans Day of Remembrance candlelight vigil to honor the trans siblings we have lost over the previous year. Following the vigil, we gather in community and have time for reflection.

Lavender Graduation

The LGBTQ Lavender Graduation Ceremony commemorates graduating LGTBQIA+/ally students. This year, 2020 Lavender Graduation was held online. Registration for the virtual event is now closed, but graduates can still reserve their lavender graduation cords by filling out this form.  Please contact Alex Winkowski (they/them/theirs), Program Coordinator - LGBTQ Student Services, ( if you have any questions.