Educator Marie Hartwell-Walker says that graduation is important as it gives the graduate and his family a signal that he has closed a chapter of his life and is opening a new chapter. College graduations signify that student life is over and the graduate is embracing adult life responsibilities.
Graduation makes it easier for the graduate to confirm his qualifications to employers independently. Graduation also provides evidence of the graduate's studies, which he may use for migration purposes. The graduation ceremony gives the graduate an opportunity to celebrate all the hard work he put into his studies together with his friends and family.