10 Do’s & Don’ts to Graduation
Congratulations, you’ve made it to graduation day! (Well almost there) The big day will be hectic you have to coordinate your family and friends, find your friends you’re walking with, and try not to overheat. It’ll be a tough day, but it will all be worth it when you finally getting to shake your head of departments hand and walk across that stage.
So you don’t have an existential crisis during graduation day, check out our top 5 “Do’s and Don’ts” of graduation.
1. Stay Hydrated
No matter if your graduation is indoors or out, make sure you stay hydrated! I.E you can bring water or if you’re over 21, maybe a tiny bottle of champagne or a can of beer might make graduation (and your family) bearable.
2. Coordinate a Meet Up Spot With Friends & Family
Hundreds of people + them all using their cell phones = BAD SERVICE. Make sure you coordinate a meetup place after graduation, so you aren’t running around like a chicken with their heads chopped off. It’ll make the transition from the ceremony into pictures with your friends and family a lot easier.
3. Wear Sunscreen
This is a HUGE one for outdoor graduations. You don’t want to look like a lobster in all your grad pics. Lather up in sunscreen before you are sitting in the sun for hours!
4. Bring Snacks
If you’re prone to getting hangry, try to tuck some snacks into your gown. Bring a granola bar or some fruit snacks, maybe just not a whole Chipotle burrito.
5. Have Fun
Unless you’re getting your masters or doctorate, you won’t be doing this again. Take it all in! You made it to graduation and this is a huge accomplishment! Be proud, you did this for yourself and for your friends and family. Relish in it while you can. We’re proud of you and so is everyone else!
1. Wear 10 Inch Heels
You don’t want to end up on the explore page of Instagram for falling in your 10-inch heels at graduation. It’s not going to be comfy and 9 times out of 10 you’ll be walking on grass, you’re stilettos will definitely get stuck in the grass. Go for a wedge or a chunky heel!
2. Wear Warm Fabrics or Layers
It’s going to be hot, don’t lie to yourself. Most graduations are in May and June, the weather is starting to get warmer. Either way, it’s going to be hot under your gown. Try looking for breathable fabrics and materials so you aren’t dripping sweat by the end of the ceremony.
3. Take Selfies On The Stage
Don’t be the lame-o taking a selfie on stage, yeah it’s a cool Instagram but if everyone does that it will take 10 times longer to go through every one. But who am I to tell you what to do, this is more of a suggestion. You do you boo!
4. Let Your Families Bring Air Horns
This one is more of a DON’T than a suggestion. This is just plain rude. If your family is hooting and hollering for 5 straight minutes the graduate’s family after you might not hear their kid’s name being called. It’s totally alright for your family to be proud of your accomplishments, but let other families have their moment too!
5. Don’t Leave Right After You Walk
DO NOT LEAVE AFTER YOUR NAME IS CALLED! Experience every moment of graduation. After your name is called you get to move your tassel and throw your cap in the air. Don’t miss that just to avoid traffic, you don’t get a redo on graduation (unless you get a masters or doctorate.)
Leave us comments your Do’s & Don’ts to getting through graduation.