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Capping it All Off: Winners Chosen for 2018 Commencement Cap Contest

June 15, 2018

The cap that Devin Williams, a design and merchandising student in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, decorated to win third place.
The cap that Devin Williams, a design and merchandising student in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, decorated to win third place in the contest.

At this year’s graduation ceremonies, many Drexel University graduating students take the time to decorate their commencement caps, putting their own unique spin on the standard navy blue cap that all graduates receive.

For the first time, these students had the time to use their arts and crafts skills to enter their graduation caps in a special Drexel Instagram contest. And they really went above and beyond in putting their own spin on their Drexel pride.

Using the #capcontest18 and #foreverdragons hashtags on Instagram, these Dragons uploaded pictures of their creativity. The judges voting on the caps included professional staff from the Office of the Provost, the Office of the University Registrar, the College of Computing & Informatics and Student Life and Finance and Administration in Enrollment Management and Student Success. The winning caps will receive Drexel swag as prizes.  

The first-place winner was Elizabeth McDaniel, a BS/MS mechanical engineering student in the College of Engineering.

The graduation cap that took the second-place prize was decorated by Ebony Ruiz, a general studies major with a focus in education in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.
The graduation cap that took the second-place prize was decorated by Ebony Ruiz, a general studies major with a focus in education in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.

The second-place prize went to Ebony Ruiz, a general studies major with a focus in education in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies. Third place went to Devin Williams, a design and merchandising student in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

To explore the rest of the submitted caps, check out the #capcontest18 hashtag on Instagram. And to see what Drexel schools, colleges, faculty, staff, students, family members and alumni are posting about graduation, check out the #foreverdragons hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.