How to Enjoy the Summer After College Graduation

College graduation is an emotional time. You’re excited and proud of your major accomplishment, but you’re sad to be leaving your school. After graduation, it’s important to take time for yourself, celebrate and relax. It’s been a busy four years and that’s why you should enjoy the summer after graduation.

We have great ideas for how you should spend your summer after graduation. Make sure to prioritize yourself and make time for things you haven’t been able to do because of school, jobs, internships, clubs, etc.

This blog post is all about how to enjoy the summer after college graduation.

1. Find time to relax

It’s time to relax and enjoy having some downtime. Think about what you haven’t had time for recently. Do you want to binge watch a new TV show? Enjoy the sunshine? Just have some much-needed alone time? Whatever you need to do to relax, prioritize that during the summer.

Summer is a time for relaxation and after years of having a busy schedule, take a step back to figure out how to make it happen. There’s nothing like built in relaxation time, which is needed for your self-care.

2. Spend time with your friends and family

Make some time to see the people you haven’t spent a lot of time with over the past few years. It’s time to get together with your favorite people and make some memories. Everyone is going to want to hear about your time in college.

This is especially important for those who are planning to move sometime during the summer. Make sure to see everyone before embarking on your next adventure. And if you’re not moving, figure out what your friends are up to now. They might be going someplace new.

3. Read a book

Since elementary school, you’ve been told to read the books that your teachers or professors wanted you to read. You analyzed what they told you to and had to write a paper once you finished. Now is the time to read just for the fun of it!

Even bookworms have trouble juggling reading for fun and for school. Now that you’ve graduated. pick up a new book and read for yourself. It can be about anything. And the best part is that there are no papers to write.

4. Have a plan

Before summer, make a plan regarding what happens next. Before leaving college, spend some time talking to your college advisor about next steps, whether it’s entering the workforce or attending graduate school. If you already have a plan, then your summer is going to be a lot more relaxing and fun. If you haven’t made a plan yet or are not sure what you want to do, talk to some people who you trust.

5. Travel

This is most likely the last time for a while where you can take a vacation without having a busy schedule. It is the perfect opportunity to go on an adventure when you have nothing else to worry about. Plan on taking a trip to celebrate your graduation sometime during the summer. Think hard before making a decision because this should be a trip to remember.

Need inspiration? Decide on the type of trip first. Maybe it’s a solo backpacking trip or a road trip with your best friends. Having an idea will make it a lot easier to pick a location.

6. Do something creative

You’ve just spent the last four years putting all of your energy into your course work. This most likely left you with little free time to do any sort of projects on your own. Now is the time to start writing that bestseller you always wanted or spend a night out at a paint bar.

Creativity is a stress reliever and it could even lead you to a future career path. Now is the time to try something new and see if you like it. If you have an idea, start right away. If you’re unsure, just give anything a try. At the very least, it’s a fun memory.

7. Have fun

Seriously, just have some fun! Think about what an ideal summer looks like to you and try to make it happen. This summer is all about celebration and excitement, so make the most of it.

If you need some inspiration, stay tuned. According to Chren has posts coming out soon about summer activities.

11 thoughts on “How to Enjoy the Summer After College Graduation”

  1. This was a fun post to read! I’m a workaholic, so my classes take over my whenever I’m in school and I have a hard time taking breaks. This was a great reminder that work and rest are two sides of the same coin. You can’t work well with a tired and worn out body. Thanks for this post!

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  2. These are some great suggestions. I start university in September. So I am excited that I will appreciate my summers more probably ha ha. Thank you for sharing.


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