The Final Months of College, As Told by Ron Swanson

College. Graduation. These two words have been the highlight of my year. Honestly, I’ve been a grab bag of emotions. One day I’m more ready than ever to get out of my college town and start my career, and the next I’m left lamenting the separation from my friends, organizations, creative opportunities in class, and of course, my favorite college bar. Senioritis is real; it doesn’t just apply to classwork, either. On those days when I’m ready to move on from the college experience, it seems to apply to everything.

For example, when the registrar’s office reminds you to apply for classes next semester:

Or when you walk by the obnoxious club that’s always tabling on campus:

When the people you’ve talked to twice in class won’t stop asking about your post-grad plans:

That last major assignment that makes you start the countdown to graduation:

When you overhear underclassmen complaining about the new gen ed. requirements:

When your university emails you to register for graduation:

Scrolling through LinkedIn and seeing everyone post about their new jobs (even though you’re still happy for them):

Thinking about the dinner you’re going to have with your family after the ceremony:

When you realize how much your cap and gown costs:

Even though, at the end of the day, you’ll miss how unique and fun college was:

Because when you reflect on the past four years, you had a pretty great time: Photo Credits: Cover, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11