Graduation ceremonies are a monumental day in your life. It is a day that most of us will just get once, marking the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. From the very first day you started university up until now, you have been building up to this moment. All of those 9 a.m. lectures, exams, and assignments have got you to where you are now. With most courses being 3 years long, that’s over 1,000 days of being a student, all of that time and dedication needs to be celebrated.
Graduation ceremonies are so important – here are a few reasons why you do not want to miss your graduation ceremony:
1. Family and friends
Although graduation ceremonies are for students, they are also for your family and too. Similarly, you may only get one graduation, your parents for example will only get to see their child graduate once too. It is a huge day for them and all your family and friends. Enjoy seeing how proud they are of you.
2. Celebrate your achievements
University is not easy, and for you to get where you are now is a huge achievement. Obtaining a degree requires commitment, dedication, perseverance, and hard work – all of which you have by simply getting to this point. You should feel so proud to hold that certificate. You now have this degree for life, and no one can take that away from you.
3. University friends
Graduation is a time to see all of your friends again that you have made throughout the last few years. From fresher’s events to late-night study sessions, you have now made it! This is a lovely opportunity to celebrate your friends and watch them graduate too. After graduation, everyone will be dispersing to the new chapters of their lives. This may be the last time you are all together for a while, so make the most of it as this will be a day you look back on with fond memories.
4. New chapter
Graduating can be scary. You are now moving on from being a student, perhaps you know exactly where you are heading, or perhaps you have no clue what your next steps are – and that’s okay. You do not need to have everything figured out straight away. See it as exciting, remember how nervous you were to start university and compare it to how far you have come now. You are going to be fine.