After the graduation ceremony, Kibibi posted pictures of herself on Facebook.
"Today was a great day," she wrote. "I graduated from Berry College and made my family proud, especially my grandmother (RIP) and father (RIP). Thanks to the friends who celebrated with me. Special thanks to my favorite uncles Nicholas Songa and Jean Pierre Ngoga for the gifts. ... To my other family in Australia and Rwanda who could not be with me today, I love you all."
Her family stood as she walked up to the podium to collect her diploma and shake the college president's hand.
By then, the rain had stopped falling.