I hate to say it but every spring when this date comes I am happy.  Finals are over and the end of a long semester is concluded.

A number of the RTIP students are going to graduation ceremonies today and tomorrow and others are on their way home for the summer or off for a summer internship.  I believe students and faculty alike are welcoming the change of pace.

I will now begin planning my summer projects, some vacation, and of course we are working on Symposium planning.

It is sad to see some of the students leave permanently but I know they are off to start a career or a new path.  A couple of May graduates have jobs to go to, others have some interviews lined up and I think some have part time jobs but still looking for the full time gig.