My first year of college was the worst year in my life (and second year ranks way down there too). I was consistently surprised, and extremely happy, that Elizabeth's first year wasn't miserable. In fact, her whole college experience has been basically good. That's largely because of the people she has known. So to everyone who has come her way and helped make something good, all you right, left, gay, straight, in person, in pixels, all the many, many ways you are, thank you. I will always be grateful to you.
Edit: My mother adds:
Ditto to the open letter. Made me tear. Three cheers for Hermione's people!