Tonight we celebrate the achievements of the class of January, 2018. Thank you to the families and friends and partners who have helped the graduates reach this moment. We know there have been many sacrifices and we're grateful for your belief in their work and your support of your graduate at moments of doubt and fear and tiredness.
There was much tiredness.
What I'd like to say to you is that it's not over. This part is over, yes, but this is only the beginning. As you enter the free world, that is, a world free of packet deadlines, annotations, three week increments of productivity, you'll take us with you. You'll remember the words of faculty and peers and you'll take with you our encouragement and the ongoing assistance of the friends you've made in this program. All of this is necessary because it's not easy out there.