Mortarboards: Class of 2021 Sends Messages of Thanks, Joy
Our annual photo essay showcases the thoughts of scores of Terriers
You’ve heard the old adage about wearing your heart on your sleeve—but how about on your head?
Each year, graduates everywhere use Commencement to send a message, decorating their caps with artwork, words of thanks and inspiration, and flashes of humor.
This year was no different. At both the Sunday morning advanced degree ceremony and the afternoon undergrad ceremony, hundreds of graduating Terriers festooned their caps with words of affirmation (“I did it!), inspiration (“Change takes courage but do it anyway.” “Dream it. Do it.”), and faith (“God is within her. She will not fail.”) Others used their caps to send political messages (“Free Palestine”).
And of course, there were the many heartfelt shout-outs to parents and other family members who helped these Terriers achieve their degrees, made even more poignant this year because those important people couldn’t be physically present at the celebratory event.
Take a look at the humor, seriousness, gratitude—and creativity—on hand.
And a final hats off to the Class of 2021!