For students who had to struggle to get here or have struggled while here — including first-generation students — the graduation ceremony is more than just an orchestrated event, guaranteed to be given to you at the end of your four years. It’s something you and those who love you have fought incredibly hard for. It’s the culmination of more than four years of coursework. It’s a product of collective and unapologetic tenacity from you and those who have fought with you. So on the day of your undergraduate graduation, your invitation for family and friends is more than just an expectation.