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About our Single Color Graduation Cord

May 23, 2017 3:34:48 PM CST

About our Single Color Graduation Cord:

This single color graduation cord is made of durable, smooth twisted fabric. Each end is knotted and finished with a brilliant, soft stranded tassel. This graduation cord will make you the out-standing one on the graduation day. This cord will also make a great souvenir to keep with after the graduation since this applies for many degrees. We offer you with the most affordable price and you will save more money with more orders.

The Many Uses of Golden Honor Cords

The use of golden honor cords is incredibly popular in academia. They are a symbol of achievement and can be worn in a number of different ways to show associations, accomplishments, and specializations. Much like the graduation cap, they have a long history and are layered with deeply significant symbolic meanings based on how they are worn, if they are mixed with other colors, and when they are actually put on.

Basic Golden Honor Cords

There are a number of different meanings for basic golden honor cords. While they can be very specific in their application, they also have more general meanings as well.

Technically, an unadorned golden cord can be indicative of belonging specifically to the Alpha Mu Gamma honor society, a group focused primarily on foreign language learning and founded in 1931 in Los Angeles. While this is technically true, the fact of the matter is that an unadorned gold cord is so simple and related to so many more widespread understandings of the meaning of “gold” as a color that this is rarely the assumption when students are wearing one at graduation.

Instead, the golden cord is more often used to indicate that the student is graduating with honors of some sort. This is most often related to high GPA or generally outstanding academic achievement. Usually when one is ordered, it will come in pairs or triplets of strands that have been tied together in the middle with a single knot. The number of strands that are on display can indicate the level of achievement a student has had while in school. One strand is graduating Cum Laude (“With Honor”), two strands indicates Magna Cum Laude (“With Great Honor”), and three strands for Summa Cum Laude (“With Highest Honor”).

Honor cords shouldn’t be confused with graduation stoles, which can have a much wider color palate and generally are indicative of different awards and associations.

Defining Honors at Various Schools

Of course, utilizing the honor cord to signify academic achievement is only one of many uses for it. As alluded to above, the honor cord can be in many colors, often a combination of several, and each can indicate a particular honor society to which one belongs. The color code is established by the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), which keeps a particular registry of which societies are represented by which color or combination of colors.

The Delta Mu Theta honor society, for example, is assigned the colors purple and gold. A person wearing a cord with these two colors twined can be assumed to belong to that particular society. Gold on its own, as mentioned, is assigned to the Alpha Mu Gamma honor society, though they are not permitted to use multiple strands as that is too easily confused with those who are graduating with higher academic honors.

The honor cord is also generally matched by the tassel on an academic cap. The tassel should reflect the honor society colors or be pure gold for those graduating with honors. In the case of somebody both graduating with honors and as part of an honor society, they are allowed to choose the tassel color in most cases, though many end up with the gold one to highlight their grades and the work they did to achieve that level of recognition.

High schools have slightly different approaches to how they award and use honor cords. Since they are not bound by the rules of the Inter-Collegiate Code, they have a lot more leniency in how they honor their students, though some traditions have become standard among a number of schools across the United States.

For example, cord color is often used by schools to indicate achievement in a particular subject, with gold being reserved for more generally high grades. Colored cords can also indicate membership in various school activities like band or newspaper. Many honor societies have expanded their reach from the university system into the high schools, and their cord colors may be available to students depending on the administration of that particular school.

Quality That Will Last

If you’ve put in the work to earn the right to wear an honor cord at your graduation, you want it to last as long as possible. That’s why you should get yours from GraduationMall.

Not only do we have some of the finest products available, but we manufacture them ourselves in our own factory so that we can stand by the quality of production with confidence. Because we make our own products, you can be sure that you’ll get much faster shipping times than any other company on the Internet and will never have to pay additional fees for expedited shipping on items in stock.

Don’t waste your money on products that will fall apart after only a few years. Get your golden honor cords from us today.


Comments | Posted in Cap & Gown By Kris

The Significance of the Economy Bachelor Gown/Cap/Tassel Package

As the end of the semester approaches in a number of universities around the world, students will wear a cap and gown, smiling for pictures with their parents, and walking across stages in proud honor of their academic achievements as a student. Everything from the graduation cap to the graduation stole holds great meaning beyond what many of the graduates may not even be aware of. However, those who are aware of these significances are able to tell a lot about a person’s academic career just by looking at their outfit.

Why Wear Gowns?

These loose fitting garments carry a tradition that goes back to the beginning of the university system. Before there were specific schools dedicated to higher learning, most education beyond basic instruction for most trades was provided by the Catholic Church. Ecclesiastical training was considered a viable option by many who could afford the opportunity. Back then, this opportunity was far more than what they could have obtained on their own.

Despite the loose fit of these original garments, they were fare more restrictive than the free moving Economy Bachelor Gown you will find at GraduationMall. This is due to the pleated body of our gowns which create a much slimmer line by hiding most of the fabric. It also lets the body move comfortably and as needed to improve the overall fit, without sacrificing comfort.

The reasons why our gowns are so much more comfortable than the older-style academic dress and many of our competitors’ is contributed to three important factors First, our Economy Bachelor Gown is made from 100% polyester that is light weight and easy to wear for long periods of time over other clothing. Many of the earlier designed scholarly attire were built for warmth. Often ceremonies were held within large, unheated stone buildings like cathedrals. Fortunately, we live in a world with air conditioning, so the need for a warm gown is not nearly as pressing as it would have been back in the middle ages. Many competitors may still provide extra fabric inside their robes, making for a weighted and less comfortable gown.

Secondly, our regalia has been made from top quality materials that are designed to be easy to wear and remove as needed. Zippers in most designs make it easy to adjust the gown for comfort or to change between pictures. The seams are carefully stitched to reduce the chance of unraveling. The fabric contributes to a simplified appearance that resists stains and will be easier to keep in good order for years to come.

Finally, we are focused on designing our gowns to fit, which means high quality cuts and affectations that will not only look amazing but bring out the best in you while you have it on. Instead of draping your frame without any sort of contour, as so many other gowns do, our options fit over the shoulders and sit in place while draping along the body to give you clean lines and a fashionable look. Pictures from that day will last for years, so you should look your best.

Considering all of these changes, the Economy Bachelor Gown from GraduationMall still bears a lot of similarities to the designs of the past. It is worn long, down to the ankles, and has the same full length sleeves early scholars wore. Again, these are artifacts of the need for warmth but now contribute to a more streamlined look. The sleeves on a bachelor gown are always pointed, though sometimes subtly, to differentiate it from a master’s gown, which had oblong sleeves, squared at the back. The neck and collar are made of a single piece of fabric so that it can drape easily over your head and shoulders, originally a function of having to mass produce these centuries before mass production was common but now used to make it fit you even better.

The Traditional Graduation Hat and Stole

Additional accessories add to the importance today’s cap and gown. The graduation stole and hat worn by graduating students also have their roots in the European church schools. Originally derived from the ecclesiastic stoles that priests wore during certain times of the year, they were used to indicate which part of the church calendar members were on. The stole was eventually used to indicate which type of study a particular student was pursuing. For many people today, the tassel has come to replace the stole, which is why the Economy Bachelor Tassel has a high quality gold plated clasp to draw attention to it as well as 12 color options to represent your group or society of choice.

The Graduation Cap

The graduation hat is probably the most iconic of graduation regalia. While the design has gone through a number of different appearances, the common cap that we are familiar with today goes back to 1559 when it was made a legal requirement for teachers to wear the four cornered mortarboard in England.

The GraduationMall cap is made of matte materials so, like the gown, it will be stain resistant and show up well in pictures. The glued seams ensure that the fabric remains tight over the hard board top that will last for quite a while. Elastic bands around the head mean that they will comfortably fit most people. The design is part of our commitment to producing high-quality outfits that will not only look incredible on the day of the event but maintain their appearance for years to come.

When students walk across that stage at graduation, they take part in an academic tradition that has grown and changed over the years, but has always signified great achievement in learning. Though many of the items are symbolic today, they still hold great value as a way to recognize the many who came before. Each of them wore garments very much like the Economy Bachelor Gown/Cap/Tassel Package. Browse our wide selection of high-quality cap and gowns, graduations stoles and other accessories today!

Comments | Posted in Cap and gown By Kris

High School Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas

April 14, 2017 10:04:04 AM CST

Here are just a few high school graduation cap decoration ideas you can use to come up with grad cap decoration ideas that reflect you and your time at high school.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Let Friends Sign It

Paint the top of your graduation cap solid white. Bring a colorful mix of sharpies with you to graduation and have all of your friends sign it and write you a short farewell message.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap

Paint the top of your graduation cap with Idea Paint or White Board paint. Have friends sign your cap with permanent marker so their message and signature lasts forever.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: School Spirit

Decorate your graduation cap with your school colors, motto, and mascot and embrace these school themes one last time before moving on.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap

Purchase fabric paint that matches your school colors. Paint half of your cap with each color. Purchase pre-cut letters from a craft store and use them to spell out your school motto and graduation year. Glue them in place after you’ve found the perfect arrangement.

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Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Highlight Your Future Plans

What are your plans after high school? Planning any trips? Attending college? Joining the military? Express your future dreams with your graduation cap decorations.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap:

Find fun props that reflect your future plans. Maps, cutouts of states you’ll be visiting, flags, and quotes can be used to embellish your plans for the future.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Scrabble Pieces

Use scrabble pieces to spell out your graduation year and one of the graduation cap quotes below.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap

Use scrabble pieces to spell out an inspiring quote and your graduation year. Then hot glue the tiles in place.

Comments | Posted in Cap and gown By mary zhang

    It has been an age-old tradition of graduates to wear graduation caps and gowns. In a way, the cap and gown symbolizes how special the day is in that only those who have toiled and persevered are given the right to wear them.

    As graduates walk down the aisle to their respective seats, the cap and gown adds to the feeling of pride that finally one chapter of their life has been successfully completed and that they can now advance to the next stage-thus, the term commencement, which means beginning rather than the end are what many people attribute the graduation ceremony to. However, do you know how the wearing of the symbolic cap and gown started? The gown, which is technically called an academic dress, was first worn for tertiary education and later on, secondary education. The tradition of wearing an academic dress to graduation started rather as a necessity rather than as official wear to the rite of passage. The custom started during the 12th century when early universities were still beginning to be formed in Europe. These universities were tasked to validate degrees as well as list the names of scholars who were officially enrolled, and they were to record the progress of students to the next degree. At that time, no sufficient heating system was provided in such universities, and as such, students were forced to improvise to keep warm. The scholars, who were usually aspiring clerics or already clerics, started the practice of wearing a long robe with a hood for heat. Later that century, gowns were made the official dress of academics to prevent excessive apparel. On the other hand, the square academic cap also called a mortarboard because of its resemblance in shape to the device utilized by masons to hold mortar-was reputed to have originated from a biretta worn by scholarly clergies, which was used to signify their superiority and intelligence. These hats became popular in the 14th and 15th centuries and were only worn by artists, humanists, students, and all those learned. They usually came in the color red signifying blood and life, hence, power more than life and death.

   Regardless if you live in America or in another country, graduation caps and gowns, along with tassels, hoods, stoles and diploma covers are common apparel whenever men and women graduate from school. From a child graduating from preschool or kindergarten, all the way up to doctoral graduates, you’ll find various colors, styles, and materials for your educational affiliation.

   By Amberh Ardrich, trend analyst for worldwide academic apparel reveals a company that delivers everything for the graduate, including gifts and accessories.

Comments | Posted in Cap and gown By mary zhang

Graduation Malls offers the finest Deluxe Doctoral Regalia to our customers on what will certainly be one the most important days in their lives. Let us be the first to congratulate you on your forthcoming graduation at the Doctoral level. You are among the elite in your class! Graduation Mall wants to share in the celebration of each milestone in a student’s career. We offer top quality garments for your ceremony at affordable rates that you deserve. Currently, you can save 20% off all deluxe doctoral gowns when you order now!

Your remarkable achievement made momentous by the commencement proceedings which are rich in tradition. Without question, the Doctoral Degree Commencement is one of the most prestigious ceremonies in the Academic arena. The appropriate academic regalia is an important part in the prestige of that ceremony. While a complete catalog of the origin and history of academic regalia would fill volumes, it is common knowledge graduation stole for the Doctorate level denotes a measure of prestige and import.  

Each of our garments are visually appealing and comfortable to wear, and our Deluxe Doctorate gown is an exceptional piece. This head-turning garment made of the highest quality polyester fabric, cuts and impressive figure. Constructed with the finest workmanship, it comes in PHD black with traditional blue velvet trim.  The gown features bell sleeves with cuffs and full length wide velvet pleats. For comfort and style, it also has a full fluting back.  It is wrinkle-free, light weight and durability.  While Graduation Mall offers the finest in Doctoral apparel, we also take pride in producing the finest academic regalia available on the market.

The Graduation Mall Difference

For your graduation ceremony, the appropriate academic regalia is important. Graduation Mall offers the best cap and gown apparel for your graduation ceremony that will stand out among the crowd.  You will find a complete line of university regalia from Associate level through to the Decorate level.  Our product line of cap and gowns are of the highest quality.  We offer our customers the utmost in professionalism and dedication to excellence that is unmatched by our competitors.  Whether you are looking for a graduation hat, or another academic garment, we guarantee that our product lines are fashion forward and well-constructed. In addition to offering style, our academic apparel is specifically designed for comfort and offers a full range of mobility.

Anything worth accomplishing requires focus and determination. Graduation Mall takes that approach in each and every cap and gown we design. We are passionate about excellence, an excellence that is reflected in every piece of our academic regalia. We have been able to maintain our level of excellent due to our ability in manufacturing our own apparel. This ensures that we offer our customer not only the highest quality, but our guarantee of excellence comes with the assurance of competitive pricing.  Being the manufacturer enables Graduation Mall to offer unequalled wholesale prices to our customers.  It is the competitive edge which has set us apart from the competition.

In addition to serving customers in the United States, Graduation Mall has the privilege of serving a substantial international clientele. Our apparel line offers classic styling which fits graduates in United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand as well as European countries.

Graduation Mall Offers Customization

For your Doctorate level ceremony, the apparel collection at Graduation Mall offer a full range of garment customization.  In addition to offering a full range of cap and gowns for public universities, we also offer a full line of academic apparel for private institutions as well.  We serve the individual as well as the community at large. Our impressive line of graduation stoles has adorned many laureates, who have taken a degree from religious institutions of learning as well tech and vocational school.  We have had the privilege of knowing many young grads have won our graduation hats during their important milestone.

We have also made it our mission to align ourselves with the changing times in order to meet the needs of our customer base.  It is the hallmark of our success.  In addition to servicing the traditional commencement ceremonies of continuing education, we also offer academic regalia for other institutions of learning. Graduation Mall also supplies academic regalia for organizations such as government agencies, parochial schools and church institutions.  We also offer members of the judicial and rehabilitation community a full line of cap and gowns associated with their respective fields.

Our Customer Service is Second to None

In the market of academic regalia what counts is consistency and dedication to excellence. We at Graduation Mall remain unmatched in the areas of global presence, dedication to service, quality and competitive pricing.  Ultimately, it is our customer service that sets up apart in our field.  We have a professional staff of expert personnel who are available to assist you in fulfilling your needs. Graduation Mall believes that every customer deserves the utmost of respect and consideration. We offer an assurance that every piece of academic regalia is delivered to your door in expeditious manner. 

In our history we have had a long track record of extremely satisfied customers who return to make additional purchases.  We endeavor to ensure that each customer is 100% satisfied.  Graduation Mall offers you more at the most competitive prices on the market and we are second to none in the arena of academic apparel! We also encourage you to check out our academic regalia and novelty gifts. For your Doctorate level of academia apparel, look no further than Graduation Mall!

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