What do you do at a graduation ceremony?
So, you’ve put a label on your graduation worries and thought of ways that you can feel more prepared.
But what does the graduation day consist of?
You’ve probably seen a graduation ceremony on TV or been a guest at someone else’s.
But attending one as a graduate-to-be is a little more complicated.
If you’re still feeling apprehensive towards the day, you should consider thoroughly going over your schedule for the day beforehand.
To soothe any jitters about being late and missing the ceremony, try to arrive an hour or so early.
This allows you extra time for any pre-graduation pictures or last-minute adjustments to your graduation robes.
Getting there early also gives you time to scope out the graduation hall and get a feel for how the ceremony should go.
We all have worries about tripping on our robes or losing our hat.
So, seeing where you’ll be walking across the stage and receiving your certificate can be an effective way to rationalise those fears and visualise yourself graduating.
Although the ceremony itself is the focus of the day, so is your happiness.
If graduating still doesn’t sound great to you, planning a surprise or treat for you and your loved ones afterwards can be a good incentive. It gives you something positive to focus on during the ceremony.
From a family meal or a post-graduate trip with friends, to some self-care pampering time, graduation is a time to celebrate and reflect.
If buying yourself a graduate gift or booking a weekend away will help you soothe your graduation nerves, then go ahead and congratulate yourself for working hard in a way you’ll cherish.