After years of thumbing through textbooks, slaving away over finals, and drinking more coffee than you ever thought possible, it’s finally time to take the next step in life. Graduation is the perfect time for you to showcase to the world your individuality.
You’ve worked long, hard hours to get to this point, now have a little fun with it. Boldly decorate your basic cap and gown to declare your uniqueness amongst the sea of black–clad graduates in your class. Here are a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.
Feature the Industry
One way to let everyone know what degree you chose to major, or what field of study you pursued, is by letting the cap do the talking. Deck out your graduation cap to reveal the industry you are interested in. Here are just a few ideas:
Whether you majored in photography or just have a vast interest in the industry, consider designing your graduation cap to look like a camera. You might even want to throw in a photography quote like “thanks for the memories.”
If you’re graduating with your Registered Nursing degree, it might be a fun idea to decorate your cap with the letters RN as well as adding small items that link to the healthcare field. These might include a stethoscope, a heart, a clipboard or a band-aid.
It’s especially fun for art graduates to decorate their cap or gown. You can paint atop your cap an image from one of your favorite paintings, such as a Van Gogh. Or you might consider doing an original piece, just don’t forget to add your signature and the year.
One of the biggest advantages to showcasing your industry atop your graduation cap is that someone might be sitting in the audience representing that field. It might even better your chances of receiving a job offer in the industry you’ve been studying.
Just because you’re now a graduate doesn’t mean that you can’t still be young at heart. Showcase your playful side by decorating your cap or gown with quotes or images from your favorite book or movie.
If you’re having a hard time coming up with a concept, consider a childhood favorite. Many Disney movies are filled with inspirational quotes and messages that would be appropriate for a graduation ceremony.
Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it. This graduation ceremony is about celebrating the hard work you’ve done over the years, and there’s no better time to stand out from the crowd. Decorate your cap and gown to boldly declare your uniqueness to the world.