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College graduation is a time for celebration. It's a time to reflect on what you’ve learned, and to look back on all the hard work that earned you that mortarboard and gown.

And in between Grandma taking way, way too many pictures, and Mom crying and fussing with your hair, and Dad stumbling over his well-meaning but awkward advice, all you’re thinking about during the actual event is how uncomfortable your shoes are. And how the gown is a particularly itchy polyester. And whether the bar down the street will still be serving happy hour after the ceremony.

Plenty of other websites can provide how-to tips on surviving your transition to adulthood, but we roll differently at TechHive. You need levity during these stressful times, so we searched far and wide across a sea of URLs to bring you the following collection of grade-A animated GIFs. Each should give you a laugh and help you remember that you’ve earned this.

When you realize your final project is due tomorrow—and you haven't started it yet:

Trying to study for finals when you have relatives in town for the ceremony:

When it's 4:17 a.m. and you're trying to pump yourself up to finish your last paper:

When people start freaking out during finals week:

When you still have five more pages of your thesis to write but you're out of things to say so you start to improvise:

Literally five minutes after you've finished your last final:

Selling your books back for the last time:

When you're feeling sassy in your cap and gown:

How you feel about your diploma during the graduation ceremony:

When they call you up to accept your diploma and pronounce your name wrong:

The first time you get to use the line "Do you want to come up and see my diploma?"

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