Events to mark my leaving Uni of Cumbria seem to be extending over several weeks - CU event weeks ago, LU event on Saturday, InSpire barbecue was on Sunday, Leavers' Celebration will be on Wednesday, visits to campuses in early July, but I don't actually go until August. It's all about catching people before they disappear. It all feels a bit weird saying goodbye, and then popping up again the next day. And I'll still be just down the road!
I guess you just have to go with it, and trust everyone understands.