It’s official, I’m a college graduate!




















After 5 long years of studying, I now have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.


I actually had no idea what I wanted to wear under my cap and gown, so Friday night I tested a few things out.




I knew it would be a boring ceremony, and I joked I was going to hide Mark under my gown for some company.




The ceremony didn’t start until 2:00pm, which left me plenty of time to run, shower, eat, take my sweet time getting ready, and take pictures. I was so excited about graduating that I woke up before it was fully light out, and got in a 5.0 mile run. I finished in 48:56! It was hot out, but my spirits were high and there was no stopping me.


We headed to Panera Bread for an early lunch/late breakfast around 10:45am. I tried the new Strawberry Poppyseed Salad which was amazingly refreshing on a super hot day! I also had half a Smokehouse Turkey sandwich with cheese, turkey, and bacon (not healthy but soooo yummy.)



My mom drove down on Friday from North Carolina to see me graduate! It has been so nice having her in town!



After lunch, we headed to campus to shoot some pictures. It’s kind of a tradition that people take pictures in front of the main fountain, but there was a LINE! I decided it would be more appropriate to take them in front of the engineering buildings since they were pretty much my home-away-from-home for the past 5 years.




Here are some of my faves:


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Class of 2010!




I took a few artsy ones as well:


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The ceremony began at 2:00 pm and lasted two hours. They had several other colleges, not just engineering, graduating and it seemed like the ceremony took forever!




My mom tried to get a photo me in the crowd…




Once the ceremony let out, it was POURING rain. Nobody could leave or move anywhere because there were bad lightning storms all around us. Everyone kind of stood in a mob for about 20 minutes until it cleared.




Then, it was time for more pictures!


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I’m DONE! For real! 


Time to celebrate! 😀




Thanks to my family and friends for coming to see me walk! My dad and stepmom took other pictures but I didn’t get them yet, but they were there!!


❤ MegaNerd

50 Responses

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! you worked so hard & deserve to enjoy this exditing time!

    love that pic of you & mark hugging. so cute!

  2. Well done! I’m sure I’m not speaking for just myself in the blogging community when I say I feel proud of you. You’ve come through so much in the last year, and look at you now! Once again, well done from a random stranger ❤

  3. MAJOR congrats to you!! Today is YOUR day so go out and have a blast, you worked super duper hard and deserve to shine!

  4. Congratulations graduate!

  5. Your dress is so cute! I love the red accents!! Congratulations!! Good luck in NC!

  6. I’m so proud of you! 😀 Thanks for letting me be there for your graduation, it meant a lot to me to see you walk. xoxo

    P.S. You looked so beautiful yesterday. Love your smile 🙂

  7. Yay! Congratulations.

  8. congrats!!! good luck on everything to come – I’m so excited for you!

  9. CONGRATS!!!! You looked beautiful ! THe dress is so pretty and the red heels are hot!!

    Congrats to you and good luck for everything to come!!!!! I know you are so excited!

    *the pic of you and Mark is so great, love it! *

  10. YAY! Congratulations! Doesn’t it just feel great to be DONE?! 🙂 So happy for you!

  11. Congrats Megan! I love the pics!! I am proud of you pal!

  12. Woohoo…CONGRATS!

  13. Woohoo CONGRATS girl!!!!

  14. Congratulations!!!!! You are super smart (yay women in engineering :D) and looked adorable in the black/white & red!!

  15. congrats, megan! I remember my college graduation…it’s such a huge milestone in life! your outfit was so cute, too. i love the black and white + red combo.

  16. Congratulations darling! Isn’t it a great feeling? Now you just have to follow your dreams and heart wherever it takes you 🙂

  17. Congratulations, Megan!! I graduated a few months ago but didn’t get any great photos of me in my nice dress and cap – it was just such a rushed day! I love those photos you took in your dress though, you looked great!!

  18. Congrats Megan! What a relief it must feel, yet you must be proud of you for going through all this.

    My boyfriend’s brother is a civil engineer and we have a lot of friends that are, or will be soon, so I know how hard it is!

    Good luck on that next chapter of your life!!! 🙂

  19. Congrats! I have friends who are engineers and I know how hard the work can be. You rock!

  20. Congrats! Now the real fun can begin! 😀

  21. Aww Megan I’m so proud of you! Congrats on completing this milestone in your life!

  22. Congrats Megan! Love the dress you chose to wear too!

  23. Congrats, Megan!!! You look so happy! You should definitely be proud of yourself. 😀

  24. Congrats! Also- I love your awesome red shoes! And that dress is awesome.

  25. You are Mark are adorable!!! Congrats 🙂

  26. Congrats!!!!!

  27. Congrats! And great run:)

  28. That is an incredible achievement & I hope to look half as beautiful as you when I graduate! Congrats!!

  29. Congratulations!!! You look gorgeous — what a beautiful dress. And I agree about taking photos in front of your building. I did the same thing.

  30. CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy your post-college life 🙂 You deserve it!!! The picture of you and Mark hugging is so adorable!

  31. You are glowing in all those pictures! Congratulations!! The 1st pic of you and your mom is a framer for sure. Y’all are gorgeous. 🙂

  32. Congratulations!

    Enjoy this milestone and good luck for your job search.

    You’ll do great!

  33. Congrats!!

  34. Congratulations!!

  35. Congratulations Megan! Now get to work….

  36. CONGRATULATIONS!! You look so radiant and happy 🙂


    Your smile tells it all.

  38. Congrats Megan! I hope you had a great graduation! You earned it!

  39. Congrats Megan!!!!

  40. Congrats on the graduation. It feels SO good, doesn’t it?

    Also, love the dress. Did the red belt come with it or did you add it to go with the shoes? Like it either way 🙂

  41. yay!!!! congrats on finishing.
    what an awesome achievement. enjoy this time.

  42. havent commented in waaaayyy too long, but just had to say CONGRATULATIONS! this was such a journey for you, and its so great to see you finish. proud reader 🙂 enjoy it girl!

  43. yayy congrats Megan!! beautiful pictures!

  44. Way to go! Congrats!!! I hope you have some fun stuff planned to celebrate!

  45. Congratulations!!!

    I absolutely LOVE the dress and shoes!

  46. awww congrats!! love your dress 🙂

  47. Congrats. What an amazing accomplishment. Cute dress.

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