Mom's Weekend & Graduation

Mom's Weekend & Graduation

Apr 2
Ellen Reeder, Senior in ACES

April is quite possibly my favorite month of the year. Not only is my Birthday in April, but Mom’s Weekend also falls during this wonderful month. Hopefully it’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived too!

It’s hard to believe that this will be the last Mom’s Weekend that we participate in. I’m bound and determined to make it the best one yet! In past years, we’ve shopped, attended awards banquets, visited wineries, gone to the flower show, attended Sigma Alpha sorority breakfasts, and had a lot of fun during the in between time!

This year, our schedule looks pretty jam-packed because there is so much to fit in during this last weekend on campus together. I’m not sure who is more excited for Friday to get here, my Mom or I?

As I continue to count down the days until graduation, it's hard to believe that after Mom's Weekend is over there are only 40 days left on campus. These next two months are full of formals, final projects, friends, and a trip to Florida with NAMA. The reality of how close graduation is didn't really hit me until I was putting things away after buying groceries. The fact that items in the fridge share the same expiration date as graduation is just a bit unreal to me. I'll be sad to see it go, but I'm excited to start a new chapter!