The time has come — graduation is two weeks away. At this stage of the semester, seniors at Huntington University have multiple things to worry about. Final grades, finding a job, or trying to get into graduate schools are some of the stressors that occur leading up to graduation day. Many past students at Huntington have decorated their caps. So what is the meaning behind them?
Decorating graduation caps is not approved by the university, but many students choose to do it to express their individuality. It also allows parents to identify their student during the graduation ceremony.
Seniors Sam Pavey and Leah Marsh have been coming up with cap ideas since the end of March.
Pavey wants to create a cap dedicated to her love of the television show “Parks and Recreation,” which she fell in love with during her time at Huntington University.
“It’s one of my favorite shows, and Andy is my favorite character on the show,” Pavey said.
She plans to make her cap a picture of Andy at the bottom with the quote from the show saying, “I don’t know what I’m doing, but I know I’m doing it really, really well”.
“I find that the quote sums up how I’m feeling about graduation,” Pavey said. “I don’t really know what I’m doing or what I want to be ‘when I grow up.’”
Even though Pavey said she doesn’t know what she wants to do after graduating or who she wants to be, she said she has a job after graduation.
Marsh has also chosen to decorate her cap with elements from one of her favorite TV shows. She also fell in love with “The Office” while attending Huntington, and it is a show she could watch over and over, just to make her laugh.
“”The Office” is my favorite show,” Marsh said. “It’s so funny, and that’s how I want to leave Huntington — [on] a fun note.”
The cap that she wants to create features the character Michael Scott and the quote that says “Catch you on the flippity flip”.
Both are excited about their future and “so ready” to graduate.
They say this craft time together makes graduation a little more special and shows how unique everyone is. They are excited to show off their decorated caps on the big day.
“What a great way to spend the last few weeks with my roommate and best friend, then making these crafty memories together,” Pavey said.
These fun times that they have made and continue to make for the next few weeks will be time- hopped, thanks to their graduation caps commemorating their Huntington memories.