Here's Our Very Thorough And Slightly Terrifying Pre-Graduation Checklist

Design by Brittany Isdith Graduation is rapidly approaching (sorry for the reminder, seniors). There are only a handful of days left until we are forced to don those navy blue robes, sit still for two and half hours, and try not to sob as we realize the best four years of our lives are behind us.

To make sure you’ll actually make it to graduation, here is everything you need to do to prepare for this horrible—I mean wonderful—day.

  1. Make one last appointment with your advisor.

It may be too late, but it doesn't hurt to check in just one last time. Who doesn't want to be told they can’t graduate because they forgot about that one humanities class they never took freshman year?

  1. File for your diploma.

In case you haven’t heard it enough times, make sure you have filed for your diploma… and make sure you typed your name out right. You worked hard for this shit, this is the time to actually proofread.

  1. Feel super old after filing for your diploma.

Soon you’ll be receiving your diploma in the mail. Your college diploma. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like they just got their high school diploma.

  1. Waste a whole bunch of money on graduation paraphernalia.

Because everyone needs a custom Uploma to go with their diploma. Honestly, I’m still not even sure what this Uploma thing is, but what I do know is that is costs upwards of $189 (plus shipping).

  1. Come to realization that you're about to be a real adult.

And have a panic attack about it.

  1. Check to see when your individual school convocations are.

Just in case one long ceremony isn’t enough, here’s another one—or two or three—for you to go to.

  1. Mark graduation rehearsal in your calendar.

Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in the Carrier Dome. FYI.

  1. Question every decision youve made in the last four years.

“Do I really want to be a journalist?” “I think I might have been a better engineer.”

  1. Pick up your gap and gown.

Caps and gowns can be picked up at Schine on Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Or if you like to procrastinate like me, you can pick them up on Saturday May 14th between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. I’ll be there at 2:50 p.m.

  1. Reminisce about all the great memories youve made.

And then cry when you realize you’ll be paying for those memories for the next 20 years.

  1. Have one last hurrah.

Because it wouldn’t be a college graduation if everyone wasn’t hungover during the ceremony.

Congratulations class of 2016. We did it! Almost.

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