37 Painfully Accurate, Yet Oh So Funny Graduation Caps

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All the best funny graduation cap ideas in one list

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Did you know that on average less than 2/3 of students complete college in 6 years?

Which only adds to the fact that:

Graduating college is worth celebrating! It’s an accomplishment that you put in the time, blood, sweat, money and tears for, so you might as celebrate it in a way that’s meaningful to you.

Now if you’re a sarcastic type of person who likes to laugh –  a funny graduation cap is the route to go!

In this post are 37 humorous ideas that range from subtle to outright hilarious. You’re sure to find at least one that tickles your fancy.

I’ve included funny graduation quotes from movies and from TV shows (like The Office and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). And of course, caps that are clever in their own special way.Whether you’re graduating this year or not: I hope that these pictures bring you some laughs!

In This Post:


37 Funny Graduation caps

Funny ideas for 2023 graduation caps that capture what college life is really like. Clever designs that’ll make you laugh…and cry.

funny graduation cap - graphic design student
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When you’re a graphic design major with a minor in comedy.

This funny grad cap is so unique! The college grad who made it has gotta be going places in their career field.

funny caps - tina belcher
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What can I say – Tina from Bob’s Burgers is a mood.

funny cap topper ideas - gap year
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I’m definitely feeling this cap idea on a spiritual level.

College is exhausting, a gap year is a well-deserved break!

grad caps funny - better life cat
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For all you pet parents out there!

This design can work for any kind of pet – cat, dog, guinea pig, horse, cockatoo, etc.

funny cap decorations for graduation - guy fieri
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When Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives if Life.

Out of all these funny grad cap ideas, this one may be my favorite. It’s just so off the wall!

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Programming students will get the humor on this cap!

funny grad cap ideas - nap
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Naps – you can never get enough while pursuing a degree.

I think the glitter makes this design extra in the best of ways.

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A funny cap decoration for graduation that hits close to home.


Did you even go to college if you didn’t consider dropping out to strip at some point?

funny grad cap ideas - i don't always meme
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Most don’t stick it out until the end, but a degree is a degree no matter how long it took.

And all the more better if you can poke fun at yourself about it with an idea like this.

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Calvin and Hobbes are always classic!

This simple grad cap design is funny in the same way a gut punch is funny – it knocks the wind out of you.

funny cap ideas - lol bye
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Funny cap ideas don’t need to be complicated. This one is proof that you can keep it simple and still get laughs.

funny grad caps - cat lady
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It’s really a shame that “Cat Lady” isn’t a career, but here we are.

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Want to go a little more ris·qué with your cap?

Try this play on words!

funny graduation cap ideas - mom dad coffee
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Can’t forget the coffee, I don’t know where I’d be without it!

funny ideas for graduation caps - bob's burgers
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Don’t ya hate it when people ask you this question?

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Just the results I was hoping for, too!

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Grad caps – a funny idea for any Drake fans out there.

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If you love puns and cats, this may be the winning decoration idea for you!

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Anddddd: I have one more cat themed grad cap. This one is so well done!

Funny graduation quotes

funny graduation quotes - kelly the office
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When it comes to funny graduation quotes, The Office is a gold mine.

Kelly Kapoor was just so quotable when she said this!

funny ideas grad cap - i declare bankruptcy
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“You can’t just say the word ‘bankruptcy’ and expect anything to happen.”

funny grad caps - Dwight the office
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Bears, beets and bachelors degrees just go together.

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Oh how I wish it was, though. Some horrible, horrible joke that I could look back on and laugh about later.

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Michael Scott has some many funny quotes for graduation caps.  Here are a few of many.

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funny ideas for graduation caps - may your hats fly
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Choice words for Scott’s Tots.

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When graduation day is finally near, it may not feel real!

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It’s official, you don’t have donkey brains!

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fans can appreciate this funny graduation cap decoration.

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Someone’s asking the real questions here. Charlie’s got a lot of good, quality quotable dialog.

funny quotes for graduation caps - it's always sunny in Philadelphia
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Since we’re on a roll with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia funny quotes for graduation caps –

Here’s another one I love!

graduation cap funny ideas - game of thrones
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This cap decoration is a Game of Thrones quote that perfectly encapsulates the college experience.

funny graduation quotes - john mulaney
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This hat uses a John Mulaney quote and boy does it work!

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Where would be without at least one Parks and Recreation inspired cap for this list?

Funny graduation quotes from movies

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One of the most iconic lines from Legally Blonde is definitely worth putting on your grad cap.

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Star Wars references anyone?

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Mean Girls is a cult classic of our generation. It will never not be a funny idea for graduation caps.

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Officially becoming a college graduate can feel surreal and this idea captures that feeling.


Final thoughts on funny grad caps…

Those were some best graduation cap funny ideas I found. Hopefully they got the creative juices flowing for you so you can start designing your own!

Which humorous college idea are you going to use?

Funny Graduation Caps 2023

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