Campus is quieting down as students type the last periods of their papers, pack their bags, and head off to their awaiting summer activities. For those of us who still have papers to complete, summer break remains slightly around the corner. But we’ll almost be there, too.
Tomorrow, a Baccalaureate service will take place to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating seniors. The following day, our graduates will don their caps and gowns to receive their diplomas, and we will bid them farewell as they voyage forward.
It will be a bittersweet occasion. While I’m excited to see my graduating friends enter into a new phase of their lives, their absence will definitely be felt.
It’s not uncommon, though, for a good number of graduating students to remain in the area. Living in the vicinity of Greater Boston has its perks. I have several friends who will be working in (or near) the city, so I’ll get to see them now and then – maybe even meet up for coffee or a fancy meal in Boston!
The 2014-2015 academic year is coming to an end. This means that we’re all transitioning into new beginnings: the beginning of summer, and soon, the beginning of a new school year. Ends and beginnings, beginnings and ends. It’s a unique period of my life, to experience so many beginnings and ends in such a short span of time!