Here Are 18 Of The Class Of 2016's Funniest Graduation Cap Designs

by Jake Cappuccino

It's that time of year again. I remember it well: listening to people's names I didn't care about, sweating my everything off in what felt like a plastic gown, trying not to fall asleep or trip over myself when it was finally my name called. Yep, I'm talking about graduation.

But, there are a ton of other non-terrible graduation traditions too, like incredible parties, selfies with every person you ever met while at school and, of course, decorating the hell out of your graduation cap!

For some people, decorating their graduation caps is truly more of an art than a science. I mean, the things people think to put on their graduation caps.

I saw jokes, memes, TV and movie references -- what is with the "SpongeBob SquarePants" references, graduates? -- quotes, over-the-top decorations and more.

This must be the year of the SpongeBob, Drake or DJ Khaled graduation caps, or it's the year to protest student loans, because a surprising number of caps jokingly referenced graduation debt in some way, shape or form.

Considering Americans owe more than a trillion dollars in student debt, I think these grads are right on the money.

BUT HEY! Graduation days are supposed to be happy ones, so forget about crippling student loan debt for just a second and check out some incredible graduation cap designs.

My grad cap! So excited for graduation today y'all! @utarlington #collegeofscience — Michelle Kom Trikru (@meesh_rakaba) May 13, 2016
my graduation cap for tomorrow #class2016 — ♔khaleesi♔ (@sincerely_mg) May 13, 2016
@djkhaled you like my grad cap? #Blessup #MajorKey #MajorKeyAlert — Jewel (@JewelofAfrica_) May 12, 2016
Proud to say that I made this graduation cap!!! 4 DAYS Y'ALL — Cindy Nguyen (@CindayLouHoo) May 11, 2016
Thanks for inspiring my grad cap! @broadcity @ilazer @abbijacobson — Diana Busardo (@diana_busardo) May 13, 2016
Laughed out loud when I saw this graduation cap. Honesty at its finest. — Ƭt. (@Taiwoade_) May 13, 2016
my sister-in-laws graduation cap — sav (@savannahcarsonn) May 13, 2016
True Life: Realest and Best Graduation Cap Ever — Matt K (@Karpeezie) May 12, 2016
This is how you win with your graduation cap! — gloria's son (@AllegedlyQ) May 13, 2016
Today is the day! I waited 4 years for this BS! #GraduationCap #Classof2016 — Phelan A. Simpkins (@Fallen_Dynasty) May 13, 2016
Almost done with my grad cap #lolbye — dovahkiin™ (@st3phacuna) May 12, 2016


Citations: Watch America's student-loan debt grow $2,726 every second (MarketWatch)