The commencement cap, that classically unadorned black square, is just begging to be filled up with something colorful, and members of Fordham’s Class of 2016 happily obliged. Here are just a few of the messages—funny, feisty, thoughtful, wry—that lit up the gray day at Fordham’s 171st Commencement on May 21.

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Chris Gosier is research news director for Fordham Now. He can be reached at (646) 312-8267 or [email protected].