Commencement is a time for celebration and tradition. Perhaps one of the most popular traditions is the decorating of graduation caps. 

As we gear up to celebrate our 2024 graduates on June 9, 2024, it's time to get those caps ready!

In honor of the Spring 2024 graduating class, we’ve put together a list of 24 amazing cap decorating examples that cover just about any topic you can think of to get your creative juices flowing. All are sure to inspire you to create the most amazing graduation cap!

Once you've designed yours, be sure to share it on social media using #UAGCgrad24! 

1. A play on words

You know what they say about laughter ...

worked assets off grad cap

2. Know Thyself

You wrote your own story, but now it's time to write the next chapter.

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3. Transformation

You withstood the pressure and have emerged a beautiful diamond. Now is your time to shine!

uagc graduation cap design

4. Perseverance

Never give up!

5. Reflect on Your "Why"

Someone in your life is looking up to you, and you did not stop because they believed in you. Now, you are showing them that anyone can do it!

uagc grad cap remember why

6. When Two Degrees are Better Than One

You earned them, so why not brag about them!

hotter by one degree grad cap


7. The Future is Bright

You may not have done it all, but you keep working toward your goals. Display your positive thinking on your cap!

uagc graduation cap the future is bright

8. Thank the Family

So many UAGC graduates say they earned a college degree for their family, and honoring yours on your cap is a great way to express this gratitude and emotion.

graduation cap


9. Pride and Empowerment

It takes determination to go after what you want. Let others know they can do it too! 

uagc graduation cap


10. Superhero Status

Embrace your inner superhero! After all, earning your degree* takes some special powers of determination!

wonder woman super hero grad cap

11. Words of Wisdom

Whether you have one favorite go-to quote, or you have too many to pick just one, share these words of wisdom on your graduation cap!

words of wisdom UAGC grad cap

12. Pushed Through the Pandemic

Pursuing your goals and following your path during the pandemic was not easy, but you kept the faith and persevered. 

uagc graduation cap


13. Home Sweet Home

Represent the city you live in and love.

chicago cap

14. Dream Big!

You reached for the stars, and you soared. 

graduation cap

15. Your Favorite Movie

Why not have a little fun and use your favorite movie to express your excitement over graduating?

star wars graduation cap

16. Fashion

You put your best foot forward. If you love fashion, represent it on your cap!

fashion footwear UAGC grad cap

17. Your Degree

You chose your degree** for a reason, and now it’s time to celebrate earning it. 

decorated graduation cap

18. Your Favorite Quote

If you have a favorite motivational quote, prominently display it on your cap.

graduation cap


19.Character Traits

Give a little love to your favorite character.


20. Parent Life

You juggled a lot to earn your degree! Say it loud and proud.

mom of three commencement cap

21. Lyrics

A popular song can make for a great play on words. 

99 problems

22. Religious/Spiritual

At some point in time, you may have called on a higher power to help you through some of the challenges you faced while earning your degree. Whatever your faith, your cap is a great place to share gratitude. 

religious commencement cap

23. Humor

They say laughter is the best medicine. Why not make a few people laugh at commencement?

humorous uagc grad cap

24. Memorial

If someone you love was not able to celebrate with you, keep them in your thoughts by honoring them on your cap.

memorial cap



*An online degree from the University of Arizona Global Campus does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. 

**Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Successful completion of a Master of Science in Criminal Justice by itself may not qualify a student for employment with a federal, state or local law enforcement agency. 

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