A busy last week at Fletcher ended with an important annual event. Though this year’s class of 2nd-year “Januarians” – Fletcher parlance for the smaller cohort of students who enroll in the spring semester – won’t officially graduate until February, their commencement ceremonies are held during the last weeks of the fall semester, when everyone is still around to join them in celebration. While each Januarian class quickly blends into the larger Fletcher community soon after their start each spring, these students typically remain a close-knit bunch. Taking place just before the start of finals, Januarian commencement provides a nice excuse for a bit of celebration before students get to the final academic push of the semester (the FINAL final one for Januarians!).
I’m confident that successful navigation of finals will be a mere formality for these students, and I’ll look forward to seeing several of them at May’s commencement ceremonies, too (in which all Januarians are invited to participate). Congratulations to the latest graduating Januarian class, and welcome to the Fletcher alumni community!