WHAT IS A graduates cap called?
Students of all ages are attending commencements from their couches and accepting virtual diplomas over Zoom meeting screens. Despite the pandemic, however, one tradition has persisted—the square graduation cap, commonly known as a mortarboard hat. (Related: Why 2020 graduates face a graduation like no other.)
What glue do you use on grad caps?
Glue is a necessary tool to attach most decorations to the graduation cap. Use Elmer’s glue or any drying glue, which costs $1.99 to $4.99 at most craft stores or use a hot glue gun. Using glitter paint and pens can make a graduation cap look flashy and extravagant.
Why are grad caps flat?
The mortarboard borrows its name from the flat board used by bricklayers to lay mortar. Therefore, some people believe the reason the cap is square because it represents the mortar board of a master workman. Despite the uncertainty of origin, the style has remained accepted and popular at most educational institutions.
Why do only female graduates wear caps?
Like many other traditions in Ireland, the Catholic church had some influence over this social norm. Men are expected to remove hats in places of worship, as a mark of respect and to avoid “dishonouring” his head, while women are required to remain covered during acts of worship.
How do you get the paper to stick to the graduation cap?
Set your cardboard graduation cap decoration off to the side, ready to be attached. I use Tacky Glue to make a pattern like this on the top of the cap. It doesn’t necessarily have to look exactly like this, but make sure you at least have a decent amount of glue around the edges and around the button.
How do you secure a paper to a graduation cap?
Is black toga for college only?
In the Philippines, however, the tradition has been: white toga for kindergarten, grade school, and high school graduates; black toga for college (and above) graduates. Because the toga is a garment for formal ceremonies, judges wear them, too (often in black).
How do you get the stickers to stay on the graduation cap?
Hot glue will be your best friend throughout this entire process. I mean, it dries super fast and for the most part, it’ll guarantee that your decorations will stay intact. Be sure to get enough glue sticks to last you throughout your decorating process because I definitely ran out halfway!
What does a purple graduation robe mean?
For graduate hoods and academic regalia colors, purple is used to designate the degree or discipline of Architecture, Dental Surgery, Dentistry, Law, Jurisprudence, Regional Planning, and Urban Planning.