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31 of the Hands Down Funniest Graduation Cap Ideas

A group of graduates in their academic robes, with their graduation caps proudly raised above their heads.

It’s always a good idea to pinpoint how you can stand out for graduation. And one of the best ways to do so is by decorating your graduation cap with some hilarious designs. 

We’ve put together this list of 31 funny graduation cap ideas that are all guaranteed to be a hit. Celebrate your most outstanding achievement by laughing along with your closest friends and family.

3 Funniest College Graduation Cap Ideas

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Funny Graduation Cap Ideas

The Officially Unemployed Graduation Cap

A funny graduation cap adorned with gold "Officially Unemployed" lettering and white flowers around the edges.

Source: Metropolitan Girls

Woohoo!! Congratulations on graduating! Now, you’re officially unemployed. Good luck. 

The Mean Girls Graduation Cap

A graduation cap inspired by the burn book from the movie Mean Girls with the words, "She doesn't even go here anymore."

Source: Etsy

Live your best life with this burn book-inspired funny grad cap that will have any Mean Girls fan laughing on the floor. 

The Hot Shot Graduation Cap

Source: @zazzle

You’re officially hotter by at least one degree. Raise a little hell and celebrate!

The Misspelled Graduation Cap

Source: @zazzle

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Show off your education now that you’ve earned that degree. This will surely have your parents either laughing or hiding their faces.

The Michael Scott Graduation Cap

Source: @esycollegelife

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Who isn’t a fan of The Office?! Put a smile on your loved ones’ faces as you step out to celebrate graduation with this hilarious, ‘Oh my god, it’s happening!’ Michael Scott quote cap. 

The Clueless Graduation Cap

Source: @simplyallison62

Here is the secret to life: everyone is still totally clueless. Fake it ’til you make it, baby!

The High School Musical Graduation Cap

Source: @itsclaudiagc

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You mean to tell us that no one busted out in song and dance throughout your academic career?! That blows. I guess there is always grad school. 

The John Mulaney Graduation Cap

Source: @savvycollegegirl

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This is a crowd pleaser. John Mulaney put it perfectly. Now that you’re tied down with student debt, why are people clapping? You can’t even file bankruptcy on it! 

The Thousands of Tears Later Graduation Cap

Source: @mymodernmet

For those who aren’t too scared to admit that their tears fueled their triumph, this silly SpongeBob grad cap is for you. 

The I Am Grad Graduation Cap

Source: @esycollegelife

We love this funny graduation cap idea for Guardians of the Galaxy fanatics. See how many times it takes saying, “I am grad” to annoy your parents. 

The Adele Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

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Hello from the other side of college graduation! It feels good, doesn’t it? Thank you, Adele, for the inspiration. 

The Little Mermaid Graduation Cap

Source: @monicatoren

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Listen to us…this hilarious grad cap idea is accurate. 

The Game of Loans Graduation Cap

Source: @BuzzFeeders

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Who will win the Game of Loans? Sallie Mae? Wells Fargo? Chase Bank? You might as well poke fun at the fact that you will be paying corporations for decades to come. 

The Sponsored Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

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This Bachelor’s degree is brought to you by coffee, Red Bull, your parents’ money, and Wikipedia. 

The Dobby Is Free Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

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You are now a free elf! What will you do with your freedom, Harry Potter fans? 

The Finding Your Future Exit Buddy Graduation Cap

Source: Pinterest

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Convince your best friend to stand beside you with this hilarious graduation cap decoration idea. Find your future together!

The Bachelor Nation Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

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Ditch the rose and get that degree! Members of Bachelor Nation will certainly appreciate this nod to the hit reality TV show. 

The I’m Getting Paper Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

Look at you now…look at you now….you’re getting paper! At least you’re getting a paper diploma. It’s still unclear whether or not you’ll be out of the unpaid internship phase. 

The Bitter Muggle Graduation Cap

Source: Pinterest

How many times do we have to tell you all this?! Muggles cannot attend Hogwarts! Sorry…

The Seeking Sugar Daddy Graduation Cap

Source: @sabrinahartle

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No judgment here…someone’s gotta pay off those student loans. 

The Game of Life Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

Wouldn’t it be nice if life were just a game? Sometimes, we feel like that, too. Maybe you would choose to go straight into your career and skip college if you could have one do-over. Too little too late!

The Beer Pong Graduation Cap

Source: @popsugar

Pay tribute to the game that made college pretty much the best time of your life. And remember: Just because you’ve graduated, doesn’t mean you need to stop playing the best party game ever invented. 

The Shrek Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

Somebody once told us the world was gonna roll us…so why not tap into this clever graduation cap idea inspired by Shrek? Don’t forget to play some Smash Mouth at the after party. 

The Nap Time Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

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Now that you’ve graduated, this means you can take a nap, right? …Right? 

The Cat Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

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Cat lovers…you know this is true. We live only for our cats, and that’s about it. 

The Confession Graduation Cap

Source: Pinterest

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How can your mom or dad be mad at you on your graduation day? Use it as an opportunity to confess your secrets. What’s the worst that can happen?

The I’m with Stupid Graduation Cap

Source: Pinterest

We dare you to wear this hilarious grad cap design that will make your neighbors look back at the celebration photos and wonder who the hell did that?!

The Patrick Star Graduation Cap

Source: @jenniferppriest

Show off to your parents where their money brought you: a highly educated individual still obsessed with SpongeBob. 

The Student Loans Scream Graduation Cap

Source: @buzzfeed

What’s more terrifying than monsters, demons, and serial killers? Oh, that’s right. Loans. 

The Pac-Man Graduation Cap

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Turn heads during graduation with this clever Pac-Man grad cap!

The Done with School Forever Graduation Cap

Source: @imgur

For everyone sick and tired of hearing about how your friends are headed to graduate school…this one’s for you. You’re officially done with school, and no one can tell you otherwise! Right? We hope so for your sake.

You’re welcome for getting you even more hyped up for graduation. Congratulations on making it to adulthood! Good luck!

Written by The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is a lifestyle blog about the journey of college to adulting. Here you can find the tips for college, self-improvement, adulting, and more.

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