On Sunday, June 12, 2016, I attended the graduation ceremony for the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. The ceremony was held on a small lawn outside of the Lokey Science Complex, between Huestis and Deschutes Halls. What was prediced to be a cloudy day ended up being bright, sunny, and a little too warm for wearing regalia. But the ceremony was small, friendly, celebratory, and generously brief. Though I have only been at UO for a year, I did get to see a handful of students from my classes this past year walk across the stage and say a few words about why it was important to be a WGS major and graduate. I am proud and happy to have been a part of their education and their lives, however small. Congratulations to the Class of 2016 and best of luck in the years to come!