On the morning of the University Commencement Ceremony (usually from 10:00 a.m. to noon), the Department of Women and Gender Studies hosts a party to recognize all graduating WGS B.A. (major and minor) and M.A. students and to celebrate with them and their friends and family. The party includes a brief program where each graduating student’s name is read. Students who are graduating in the fall semester may decide whether or not they would like to be recognized either the semester before or after (not both). The party is free and open to all who would like to join the celebration. In the interests of space, however, we require that students R.S.V.P. with the number of their guests by two weeks before the party.