Academic libraries, like other kinds, follow a rhythm. This is the graduation time, when we celebrate our students (and perhaps pat ourselves as educators on the back just a bit, too). It's a very nice event. For twenty years, I've been attending graduation events. I still love to see the families' pride and pleasure in the graduating loved ones' achievements. It's a celebration of three (or four!) years of hard work and support from all the family. Hooray for graduates, and their families.
This cap and gown teddy bear came from www.superwholesaler.com which would be very happy to sell you one.