The commencement celebrations were a weekend-long affair and the first thing I did was…
|get my nails in order|
Class Day was on Sunday, May 23rd and it is a tradition on this day to wear crazy/silly/funny hats to the event. Every year, Class Day is organized by the Senior Class Council and it is a day to hang out with friends and less formally recognize the graduating students.
|a gaggle of girls|
|her grandmother made this for her- I mean, how awesome is this hat?!|
|this is a hat modeled off our bell tower- the most detailed hat I saw!|
This year, we were lucky enough to have Tom Hanks as our Class Day speaker. One of the first things he told us was not to put away our phones, and to instead tweet about his speech or post it on Facebook! Funny guy! :D
The official commencement ceremony was the next day. First all of the schools at Yale (undergraduate and graduate) assembled together, then us undergraduates split off into our residential colleges to attend a more intimate graduation there.
|my sister and I|
|my parents. don’t worry, my dad is not angry, he just rarely smiles in pictures!|
|my family- left to right: brother, mom, me, dad, brother, sister, godmother|
|waiting for my name to be called|
|diploma in hand, feeling good!|
So now it’s been a couple of weeks since all this happened, but I have to say…it hasn’t really hit me yet. I said my “see you later’s” and my goodbyes to both friends and acquaintances, but I haven’t really come to terms with the fact that this chapter of my life has officially ended. There is still a part of me that thinks I am on a temporary break and will return to school soon. I (as well as many other graduates, I’m sure) am wondering, “What’s next?” How about I get back to you on that? ;)