NWR: Grad cap idea: Cute or dumb?

posted 2 years ago in College
  • poll: Cute or not?
    Cute! : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Nahh : (82 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 2
    715 posts
    Busy bee

    MrsN14:  to me BS sounds like B***S**t not like Bachelor of Science (i assume that’s the BS you are refering to?) we usually abbreciate it B.Sc to avoid confusion

    Post # 3
    2576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    MrsN14:  I voted “Nah” b/c personally I’m biased and despise the whole “getting the MRS degree” concept. It’s a notion that needs to die imo. I get in your case that it’s unique as you are getting married in 3 weeks – congrats! 🙂 But frankly I would keep academic and married/personal life separate.

    Post # 4
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2000

    MrsN14:  I wouldn’t use the word ‘dumb’, but it does make me a little queasy. You’ve just done something most people haven’t. You have every right to be proud of that and celebrate it in any way you wish. It’s a big deal! But the phrasing makes me think of ‘got that pesky education behind me. Now I get to do the thing of real worth!’

    I do realise and admit that this is me projecting as it’s more about the close timing of momentous things in your life, but I’d pretty much read that between the lines if I ever came upon it in real life and feel bad for the person.

    Post # 5
    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    It makes it sound like you just went to college to get your “MRS” degree. Don’t cheapen your accomplishments.

    Post # 6
    2150 posts
    Buzzing bee

    MrsN14:  I think decorating caps is kind of.. childish. I graduated with my Ed Specialist degree a few weeks ago and I just cringed at all of the decorated caps.

    It was cute in high school, but not so much in college. 

    Post # 7
    4762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It’s cute, but so anti-feminist. This is about your graduation, not your wedding. 

    What’s your MS in?

    Post # 8
    4043 posts
    Honey bee

    I think it’s fine if you want to decorate your cap, I don’t think it’s childish by any means, but I wouldn’t do the whole “getting an MRS” thing. I agree with others that the notion of that needs to die out.


    Post # 9
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I didn’t know people decorated caps for anything after high school graduation.  I wouldn’t put anything on it.

    Post # 10
    6678 posts
    Bee Keeper

    TBH, I think a lot of feminists, and not just the staunch ones would find it a cringeworthy anachronism.  I’d also associate it with the phrase “went to college for her MRS degree.”   Not to mention, many married women use Ms. or keep their names. 

    Some college cultures are more into the cap decorating than others.  My school was not, and neither was I, whereas at my sibling’s school, there were quite a few that were decorated.  At large universities, some people also do it so their families can pick them out from the crowd.  

    Post # 11
    6158 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    ladies in the 50’s and 60’s went to college to get their “MRS” degree. i would find doing this moving a step backward.

    Post # 13
    1441 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    MRS?  What does that have to do with your graduation?  So confused.

    Post # 14
    5160 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Umm, no.  Please do not cheapen your degree to be “cute” (a MS is a much bigger deal than a BS!).  And bringing in the whole marriage things just makes you seem frivilous and unfeminist, which I’m SURE that you are NOT.

    Congratulationson your graduation!  What a huge achievement!

    Post # 15
    5160 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    MrsN14:  “I would consider myself anti-feminist”

    Please tell me you don’t mean that.  You are saying that you think women are inferior to men…that’s f***ed up.

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