Yesterday I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill! The commencement was held outside in Kenan Stadium; the weather was quite nice: overcast and not too hot.
I loved being able to spend time with my friends for our last hurrah as undergrads. We met up early to make sure we could sit together, and battled the crowds into the stadium.
We have all stuck together since freshman year, and really grown up together these four years. I loved being able to go crusin with them for Spring Break this year, and I hope to continue to laugh with them through the years.
I tried really hard not to get a dent in my hair from wearing that silly hat. We had a little party in the evening, and I knew I would not have time to redo my hair if it got messed up from the cap. Since I had not seen a lot of the people who came in a couple months (and sometimes years!) I wanted my hair to look good/normal 😉 I think the sacrifice was worth it, but in most pictures I am cap-less.
My department graduation was immediately after the main ceremony, and was much smaller. I didn’t get any pictures of it because I was too busy alternately eating food (I was starving) and worrying that I would somehow trip when I went to pick up my diploma. My department is pretty small (70ish graduates) and I liked the intimate, yet timely ceremony. It was really cool to hear where in D.C. everyone would be working lol. Not everyone is going to D.C., but since most graduates wanted to work with the federal government, I felt like most people are heading there.
Some of my extended family and my grandmas were able to attend, it was great to have a bunch of family showing their support especially since it was also mother’s day 🙂
What a great day to be a Tar Heel!