With Commencement Ceremony just around the corner, and the pandemic still lingering, how do you plan on celebrating your graduation? Will you be walking across the stage this year or joining your ceremony virtually? Even if your institution has chosen not to have an in-person ceremony this year, there are still lots of ways for you to celebrate your success!
Make sure to sign up for your graduation ceremony
You have worked so hard to get here and you don’t want to miss your graduation ceremony, so make sure you are signed up! After two years of virtual ceremonies, ACHS is excited to announce our 2022 Commencement Ceremony will take place in person and broadcast live on Friday, June 17th, 2022 from 2 pm – 5 pm PST. The ceremony will take place at the World Forestry Center’s Miller Hall in Portland, Oregon.
Even if you won’t be walking across the stage, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t wear what you have worked so hard to earn, your cap and gown! Wearing your regalia during your ceremony whether you are there in person or not can be fun. And don’t forget to take some graduation photos to mark the memories of your big day!
Let the celebrations begin!
It’s that time of year to grab streamers, balloons, and more in your school colors to celebrate your graduation day! Invite your family and friends together to share in your glory as they are just as excited as you are for your accomplishments and will be thrilled to celebrate with you in person! Another option is to hold a virtual Zoom celebration party if a personal gathering is not an option.
Note: Your family and friends are also welcome to watch the ACHS Commencement ceremony!
Thank your support team
You are now a graduate, but you didn’t get there alone. Your Student Services Advisors and instructors helped and guided you along the way as you learned, and some may have made a lasting impression. Now is a perfect time to send them an email or thank-you card letting them know what a difference they made in your education. Don’t forget to thank your friends and family for supporting you as well!
You can even thank your instructors on social media! If you are an ACHS grader, use the hashtag #ACHSGrad2022 on social media when you post about graduation so we will be able to see and share it.
There’s no better way to celebrate graduation than sharing your knowledge! Host a virtual event for family and friends, start a blog, or host a webinar. If you studied nutrition, maybe you have some fun healthy summer recipes to share! If you studied aromatherapy or herbal medicine, maybe you would like to show your friends how to make your new favorite blend of essential oils or an herbal tincture. Or better yet, take them on a hike and show them the plants you recognize from your studies. The possibilities are endless!
Reflect and Relax
Now that you have completed your program it’s important to take some intentional time to care for yourself. You will likely be searching for a job with your new degree or certification or you may be putting together your business plan, making your initial dream a reality. Be sure to take a moment to rest and reflect on your accomplishments. Need ideas? Check out our article 4 Ways To Practice Self Care.
Continue your education with a micro-credential
If your classes are over and you just really miss learning and being a student, then consider gaining more knowledge through an online micro-credential. They are a short-term commitment with long-term benefits. ACHS offers seven micro-credentials with the Integrative Cannabis Specialist (ICS)™ Program being the most recently launched. Learn more and check them out here. We also have several continuing education programs online here.
Whatever your next steps are, just be proud of what you have achieved, hold your head high and whatever direction you take, go with your whole heart!
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!