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Graduation Cap Decorating Guidelines 2023


Please take into consideration the following rules if you decide to decorate your graduation cap.
Failure to follow these rules will result in the removal of the cap before the ceremony with no
replacements. Decoration of your graduation cap is optional and not required. Graduation cap
designs must be reviewed and approved BEFORE graduation.

Cap Designs May Include:

Thank a parent, grandparent, teacher, friend

  • Recognize your post-secondary plans (college, trade school, military)

  • Recognize your high school activities (ex: sports, clubs, co-curricular activities)

  • Your graduation year

  • Include an inspirational message

Cap Designs CANNOT Include:

  • Bells, horns, or anything that makes noise

  • Decorations that “POP UP” (decorations must lay flat on cap)

  • Objects that hang down the sides of the caps

  • Political affiliation

  • Advertisements, symbols, abbreviations, initials, words, slogans, or pictures that are or refer to drug, gang, alcohol, weapons, or sexual content

Design Process Suggestions

  • Students who have rented or borrowed graduation caps from the school CANNOT decorate their caps. Students, we highly suggest you trace your cap onto cardboard and decorate the cardboard.

  • In case you make a mistake, you can start over with a new piece of cardboard instead of ruining your one and only cap. We will not furnish new caps if you damage yours in the process of decorating.

  • After you decorate it, stick it to your cap with double-sided tape or Velcro stickers.

Administrative Veto Right
The administration has the right to disallow anything that is not considered appropriate.