Graduation Cap: Creative Ways to Display Your Pride

Graduation is a time to celebrate your accomplishments and show off your hard work. One of the essential parts of this celebration is your graduation cap! This year, why not try something different and creatively display your hat?

This blog post will discuss some fun and unique ways to show off your graduation cap. Let’s get started!

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What is Graduation Cap?

Most people refer to it as a ” commencement cap.” It is a tiny square accent on your head that goes with your graduation gown. The gown has some origins in Medieval times; it was worn as an outer garment to safeguard clothing.

The style has evolved, and now many colleges enact their rules about what color and style of graduation gown you need to wear. 

In the United States, it is customary for women to wear white commencement caps and gowns while men wear dark-colored ones. The color of your tassel also depends on your degree; for example, those receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree would wear a gold tassel, while those receiving a Bachelor of Science degree would wear a white one.

How to Decorate Your Cap

There are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating your graduation cap! You can go for something simple, like adding your school’s colors or mascot, or you can get creative and make a design that reflects your personality. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Use fabric markers or paint to add your school’s colors or mascot.
  • Add a quote that motivates or inspires you.
  • Decorate with your plans in mind; for example, if you’re headed to medical school, you could decorate your cap with a stethoscope or caduceus symbol.
  • Make a collage of your favorite photos from college.
  • Use glitter, sequins, or other sparkly accents to add pizzazz to your cap.

Did you do something fun or unique with your graduation cap?

My graduation cap was covered in pictures of things that made me smile. Photos of my friends and family quote that make me laugh, reminders of happy times. It was like a big mash-up of everything that brings joy into my life. And when I look back at those photos, they still make me smile. 🙂

Do you have any favorite commencement speeches?

I love commencement speeches! They’re always so inspirational and uplifting. Some of my favorites include the speeches by Oprah Winfrey and J.K. Rowling. They’re all so wise and wonderful, motivating me to be the best person I can be.