Students at Ohio State University will be getting their graduation cap decorations this week.
The caps will be displayed on campus at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, to commemorate the beginning of classes.
The cap will be worn for the first time at graduation.
It will have an “Ohio State” logo and will be the first cap in the school’s history to have a cap decorated by the university’s alumni and staff.
“We wanted to do something that would reflect the history of the university and its faculty, and the passion and dedication that they’ve put into this program,” said Chris Stebbins, director of the school of architecture and engineering.
The student body is expected to receive an estimated $1,800 to $2,000 worth of decorations, Stebbos said.
He did not say how much each cap will cost.
“It’s just the best of what we can do,” he said.
The decoration is expected on campus for the second-straight year.
Students who wear the cap for the inaugural class of 2021 will get their diploma on the cap decorated with the Ohio State insignia, as well as the cap on which they graduated.
In 2017, Ohio State students also received their diploma from a graduation cap decorated to honor former President Robert Barchi.
The graduation cap was designed by the students’ faculty, according to a post on the university website.
The new cap will have a “Columbus” logo, the same logo that is on the graduation caps of Ohio State and Michigan State.
The university’s graduation cap has been worn on campus since the 1960s, and it has been a symbol of the campus and its alumni for more than 70 years, according a statement from the university.
“While the University of Ohio is proud to commemorate its past, our current cap design will reflect our current focus on academic excellence and excellence in community,” the university said in the statement.
“Ohio University will continue to celebrate its rich history of excellence through the design of new cap designs.”
Ohio State also had previously worn the cap with an “M” logo on the inside and “L” logo above it on the outside.
The University of Michigan’s graduation caps are now made by a company that was formerly based in China.