We went to our niece’s Wesleyan graduation this past weekend. We are long Wesleyan in our family.

College graduation is an incredible rite of passage. It is a significant turning point. You just spent four years of your life going through massive change. You have been on your own, met a whole new group of people who chose the same college experience, expanded your mind, and are ready to enter adulthood.

The graduates in my niece’s class spent two years living through covid as students—lots of rules and regulations to not getting sick. Socialization was a different ball game. Now, these young adults are entering a world that is in massive change. We could say that about countless graduating classes who entered the world during other crises, but somehow this one feels very different.

What these graduates of 2022 do, where they go, and how they embrace the world will be worth watching.