Don't panic! We still have months to go before graduation. But if you've got a college senior or grad student who's nearing completion on that big degree, now's the time for him or her to be meeting with advisers and deans to make sure everything's on track. It's time to start thinking about academic regalia too, because nobody crosses that stage without a cap, gown and colorful, symbolic hood. Does your lovely kid know where to get those?
As for you, proud mom and dad, it's time to start booking hotel rooms and plane tickets, and asking for time off at work. Most graduation ceremonies are weekend affairs, but you'll need time to get there and back - and to celebrate in style.