Post # 1
Two weeks from today is my college graduation day! I am finally, after 6 long years, getting my bachelors degree. This is a big deal in my family. Neither of my parents graduated from college and I am the first grandchild in the family to earn a college degree. Needless to say I am practically beside myself with excitement. So now my questions…
Does anyone have any tips for graduation day? For making it go smoothly? I already have a dress, shoes and jewelery picked out. Cap and gown is purchased. I got my eyebrows waxed today so they’ll be in good shape. Plan on getting a manicure a few days before so they’ll be nice. Anything else I should worry about or do? Any tips or things I’ve forgotten?
Thanks, bees! Appreciate the help!
Post # 2
I’m also graduating soon, it’s an exciting time. As long as you’ve gotten them tickets if they are required there’s really not much to do. Make sure they know where to park, to be fairly early to get decent seats, etc. Make sure they know it’s typically a few hours so be prepared, bring/buy snacks. Congrats!
Post # 3
MrsN14: Ah yes, tickets! So important. I can pick them up this week. Thanks for the reminder!!
Post # 4
Its rather non-stressfull. I went to a big college and only actually attended my department specific graduation because I really didnt care lol… I’m in medical school so finishing college didnt feel much like I finished much. Sit back and celebrate. Congrats on finishing
Post # 5
Congrats!! I’m graduating May 10th!! Just make sure your family gets there with enough time to park, and walk to the cermony site. What does your dress look like?? I finally found one today! I’m so excited 🙂 Life after graduation here we come!
Post # 6
Congratulations! That’s wonderful!
Be prepared to be really bored. I’ve sat through a lot of graduations – you often have hours of other people’s names being called to make it through, and sometimes zero climate control. Have your family hold a bottle of water for you if it’s a particularly hot day where you live. Make sure you’re wearing something nice – but comfortable – under your gown (don’t waste time pulling spanx on or anything). Also make sure you are wearing appropriate – and comfortable – shoes. I’ve seen women shaking hands with the dean while falling out of their 5″ club-wear looking heels – with 5000 parents/grandparents watching.
Sometimes food is served afterwards, although unless it was a small ceremony, the lines will be so long that you aren’t likely to see any. Tell your family to bring snacks/drinks – especially if anyone has low blood sugar.
I wouldn’t worry about much. There is very little that can go wrong. It’s mostly a lot of sitting and slow walking, but also a lot of really happy parents.