Proof That High School And College Graduation Are Waaaay Different

A baggy gown and a cap that continuously falls off your head are pretty much the only similarities between your high school and college graduations. What’s changed? Oh, you know, EVERYTHING.

Play this to set the mood:

1. When you get your final GPA

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In college:

2. Senior week

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3. Sitting through the ceremony

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4. The commencement address

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5. Reflecting upon everything you’ve learned in the past four years

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6. The graduation afterparty

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7. Saying goodbye

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In college:

8. Your future plans

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In college:

9. The degree to which you wish you were still a freshman

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10. Your school spirit

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11. Words of wisdom

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12. Your summer job

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13. When someone calls you an alum

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In college:

And when you finally earn your degree after years of (mostly) hard work

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In college:

Some things don’t change all that much. Congratulations class of 2014!