10 Ways To Decorate Your Graduation Cap Based On Your Specific Major

10 Ways To Decorate Your Graduation Cap Based On Your Specific Major

Put your thinking caps on.

Graduation is the moment you thought would never come. After years of papers and late nights, your work has finally paid off. There's just one last assignment left to complete before you walk: graduation cap decorating ideas.

Decorating graduation caps is a school tradition for students to show their true colors as they wait for the beginning of their future. Some are inspirational and others humorous, but always unique to who they are. Put on your thinking caps for old times' sake and find inspiration from these 10 college major themed graduation caps.

1. Arts and Humanities.

Just the kind of daring introspective you need after graduation. T.S. Eliot was a modernist after all, so his ways with words spoke to a future unknown waiting to be explored and defined. Life is a dare, now go tell the truth.

2. Mathematics.

Math usually stands for Mental Abuse To Humans, but not all math is bad. It gives us buildings, computers, directions, everything we love to have. The equation is fairly simple: love + love = more love. There's no problem you can't solve.

3. Athletics.

Whether you're in a game or training for the next one, you know there's nothing like keeping a competitive edge. Win or lose, you remember the most important person you'll ever have to compete with is yourself.

4. Health Sciences.

Staying healthy and 100 percent is hard work; maintaining your well-being is like running your own factory every day. You're in the profession of selflessness, but don't forget to treat yourself once in a while.

5. Engineering.

You build the world we see in different ways. Without the stability and support of your structures, there's no way we could reach new heights. Scrape the sky, sky scrapers!

6. Business, Economics, and Finance.

Financial responsibility is one of your top priorities, but you don't let it rule who you are. Work hard and the money will follow.

7. Psychology.

Thinking outside the box is how you got here in the first place. If there was a cat to skin, you'd find more than one way to do it. If you like cats, you could condition some dogs with a bowl and a bell instead.

8. Biology.

Where there's motion, there's life and you're moving towards your fullest potential. Stay grounded and look forward to where you're going.

9. Sociology.

Someone has to keep the social order in balance. Crime, law, justice, political science, whatever the behavior and communication, you can correct and reform the bad habits today to create the good and better habits tomorrow.

10. Education.

You never truly graduate. You're a student for a lifetime, always learning with each new day. You want to give back the gift of learning to others and you realize the unobserved life is a life worth teaching.

Graduation marks your transition into the rest of your life and with these graduation cap decorating ideas, you'll make your mark, get set, and go. Congratulations, here's to your future!

Before you go, have another graduation cap for the road:

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.


1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten

Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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To My Little Sister, Don't Wish For Time To Move Faster, Soak Up The Stage Of Life You're In

Live in the moment and you will come out having no regrets.


To my best friend,

Time goes by quickly, do not wish it away. Enjoy living in the moment you are in right now because you will never get it back. Stop wishing you were in college already because you have so much to live for right now.

I know all you want to do is get away from home and start over, which is normal because I wanted to do the same thing at your age. But as your older sister, and as someone who has gone through that stage already, I am here to tell you that it is not all rainbows and sunshine 24/7.

With the time you have left in high school, enjoy every second of it because eventually, you will come to miss it.

Graduation is just around the corner for you and it honestly freaks me out how fast time is going. And it only goes faster in college. As kids, all we wanted was to be in high school and be able to drive on our own and once we hit high school, all we want is to be in college. With almost being in college for two years, I can easily say that all I want is to be a kid again. We have been wishing our whole lives away since we can remember. Enjoy today.

I see so much potential in you and I am beyond excited for what the future has in store for you.

Many times, you have been the one to give me advice even though I'm the older sister and this shows how caring and loving you are. Life is going to treat you so well and it already has.

There is one piece of advice I must give to you though. Make sure to thank mom and dad and tell them you love them as often as possible. I know they can get on your nerves and may make you angry at times, but they have given us the best life. You will learn in college just how much they love us and how much they have given up just to make us happy.

You have a good head on your shoulders and I know life is going to turn out to be exactly what you wanted. Just don't wish it all away. Some of my favorite times were when I was a senior in high school.

I'm always looking out for you so don't ever think you are alone in this crazy world. Remember, I am just one phone call away.

I love you so much sis, you got this.

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