"I'm only here for my parents."
I've heard this phrase utterred hundreds and hundreds of times over the past 25 years. Event organizers put in lots of effort to create the best experiences for graduates. Sometimes, however, guests of graduates are even more important. Commencement marks a moment that can be more significant to parents than it is to the graduate themselves. Parents make huge sacrafices so that their offspring have the tools to achieve in life. Many graduates are the first generation in their families history to obtain a degree. At Arizona State 26% of their enrollment is first generation as opposed to 18% a decade ago. Here's some things you can do to enhance graduation experience for guests and make it as exceptional as the moment in their family history.