1. Buy a UC Davis Sweatshirt
If you haven’t already, now is a great time to grab a snuggly sweatshirt or two from the UC Davis store on campus to show alumni pride. I bought two yesterday, one for me and a matching one for my sweetie (who graduated last year).
2. Say Goodbye to the Arboretum
It’s going to be hard. After spending so much time at the arboretum over the months, it’ll be sad to leave the place that kept you sane in the midst of college anxiety. Grab a lunch to go and eat it by the waterside as you visit this haven.
easier it will be to travel. Why not take this chance to start over in your life? Donate all of your mediocre clothing, give pots and pans to your roommates who are staying, and sell your old bike for a little cash (if you can’t see yourself using it in the future).
Even if you hate going to the dentist, you might as well take advantage of your student health insurance (provided you signed up for it) and have your teeth cleaned before heading home. Getting plaque removed and a new toothbrush is always fun! I had a great experience with Dr. Meinert on 3rd street.
5. Snag a Hammock
I don’t know about you, but whenever I go to the quad the hammocks are always taken. After my last final on Tuesday I’m planning on staring awkwardly at the hammock inhabitants until someone leaves and I can grab one (if I can get into one without killing myself).
6. Hit Up Your Favorite Restaurant
Whether your place is Burgers and Brew, De Vere’s, or Thai Canteen, make sure you stop by your favorite restaurant before you have to part with it. I’ll be visiting Lazi Cow one last time for the best brick toast around since they re-opened after kitchen renovations. Why not make it a group thing? Invite your besties and celebrate your accomplishments before you part ways.
at graduation. It would also be a great time to get your hair done, your eyebrows waxed, and your teeth cleaned (see above).
8. Take Pictures
This might seem obvious, but if you’re anything like me, you’re too busy thinking about finals and what to eat for dinner to even think about taking pictures. However, now is the last time to record times with your friends, so when you have a moment take out your phone or camera to remind yourself of your special Davis days.
9. Write Thank-You Notes
Chances are you didn’t get here by yourself! If you’re too busy to write thank-you notes right now, think about making a list of all the people you’re grateful for as a reminder for after finals are over. Good thank-you letter candidates include: Grandmas who generously helped you out with cash, parents who gave you advice, outstanding mentors and professors, and roommates/friends who supported you during emotional meltdowns and took care of you when you were sick.