5 Things To Talk To Your Parents About Before You Graduate

Posted on May 1, 2015

Graduation is only about a month away. Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean you still don’t need your parents help. Here are a few things you should discuss with your parents before you walk across the stage:

  • Your plans for Graduation Day. If you haven’t done so already, follow the Pre-Graduation-Check-List. You may not realize how much you need to do before you graduate. It is important to include your parents in this process because they can help send out your graduation announcements and help make graduation party arrangements.
  • When you need to move out of your dorm/apartment/house. By now I am sure a lot of seniors are renting instead of dorming, but either way it is important to talk to your parents about when your move out date is, so if you need their help they can make arrangements to be there.
  • Moving/Storage. The reality is it can cost a lot to move/store your furniture. If you are moving back home and need to store your furniture until you get your own place, or if you are moving all your stuff to another apartment or house, these are things you should discuss with your parents.
  • Your plan for the next year. Whether you are going to grad school, starting at your first post-grad job, or trying to figure everything out, letting your parents know what your plan is for the next year is beneficial for both you and your parents. It helps you outline your goals for the next year and your parents will be able to help keep you on track.
  • What you need from them. Sometimes you just need your parents help. Graduating from college is the start of one of the biggest transitions of your life. It is okay to go to your parents for support. Even if they can’t provide you with everything you need, expressing your concerns with your parents is important.

If there is one thing college has taught me it is you only get so much time with your parents. Including your parents in your post-graduate decisions is beneficial for your relationship with them. Don’t forget that your parents want what is best for you, and they probably also know what is best for you too!


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