Class of 2018, we’re almost there! Our final projects and last papers are being submitted and we can start focusing on what’s to come this weekend. Decorating your graduation cap is a fun tradition and a good way to stand out in a sea of red. In case you haven’t gotten started, here’s a list of last minute ideas!


What better way to pay homage to your almost alma mater than to model your cap with something Miami-centric? Whether it’s “Love and Honor,” “to think in such a place,” or Swoop himself, Miami caps are sure to go over well.

Movies/TV References

References to movie or television present an opportunity to be inspirational, nostalgic, or funny. You can’t go wrong with a Disney themed cap or another nod to your favorite show!

Song Lyrics

Whether you go the sentimental or the silly route, decorating your cap with song lyrics gives you so many options!

Oh my god this is great


Theresa Liebhart ’17

Follow Your Arrow

Thank You Note

No matter who has helped support you through college, it’s important to let them know how much you appreciate them. Turning your grad cap into a thank you note is a great way to show your gratitude!

Thanks Mom and Dad ribbon

Motivational Quote

Graduation is a time for new beginnings. While one part of your life is closing, the future holds so many options! Wear your positivity on your sleeve (or your cap)!

"Ella creyó que podía, entonces lo hizo" graduation cap 2017: she believed she could so she did. Grad caps 2017

Future Plans

Decorating your grad cap is a great way to tell everyone what’s next for you. Whether it’s grad school, a job, or travels, let your class know where you’re headed!

For more ideas, check out the hashtag #MiamiOHGrad on Instagram and Twitter an be sure to post your own finished products! You can also use the hashtag #MiamiGaveMe to talk about your four years here. Congratulations, Class of 2018!

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