A Comprehensive List Of Things To Do Before Graduation

Although most colleges either have just had their graduation or will be having it within the next week or two, Northwestern doesn't have its own until June 17 this year. Do you know what that means? We have that much more time to worry about getting everything done! Here's everything that you need to do.

Petition to graduate.

This is basically a formality at this point. If you haven’t petitioned yet, don’t expect to graduate this spring.

Pass your classes.

Do you remember your senior spring in high school when you just didn’t care about anything? Don’t let that happen this time around. Passing classes requires much more work in college.

Order your cap and gown.

I wonder what happens if you forget to do this. Do they have extras? Are you forbidden from walking? Let’s not find out.

Freak out that you’ll be an adult soon.

How will you handle sitting at a desk from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day? Will you make friends wherever you go? Will you have fun? The answer to everything is that we’ll be fine.

Figure out what you’re doing after college.

That’s not at all stressful, right?

Listen to your mom talk about how her "baby is all grown up!"

Thankfully, my mom hasn't pulled this one out on me yet. Not in those words, anyway.

Find an outfit for graduation day.

Should I wear a white dress, a colorful dress, or go completely rogue and wear pants?

Reserve your graduation tickets.

Commencement doesn’t require tickets, but school-specific convocation ceremonies do. Get your tickets while you still have a chance!

Subtly ask your family members for graduation presents.

The real question is, would you rather be practical and ask for a crock pot or have fun and ask for something like a trip?

Figure out your housing situation for next year.

Are you staying in Chicago? Are you moving across the country? Wherever you go, you’ll need a place to live. Start looking for roommates now!

Enjoy the month that you have left.

I know that I will!

BRB while I mourn the end of college.

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