I work for an urban institute. Most of our students are commuters. And while our student body encompasses traditional college-aged students, we also boast a diverse, nontraditional student body of somewhat equal size. Many have dealt with homelessness, food insecurity, abuse, community violence and the constant pull between balancing a family and academic obligations. Regardless of how many times they’ve questioned if they will finish college, they do it. Duly earning the right to stomp, dance and praise their way across the graduation stage.