Graham is a Yale student Rory goes on a casual date with following final exams during her freshman year of Yale. Rory's grandmother, Emily introduced the two while Rory was packing up her things after her last final. Emily had known Graham since he was baby. Graham had mentioned to Emily that he was going out with some friends that had also had a Saturday final. Graham invited Rory to come along. The group went bar-hopping, and Rory felt uncomfortable, so when they left to go to the next bar, Rory opted out and called Dean to come get her. Graham had actually appeared to like Rory quite a bit. Rory referred to Graham as a putz.