Graduation Game

Game Type: Vocal - G


  • A spot amongst all other graduates or…
  • A ticket for the audience at graduation
  • lots of ants
  • Robe, cap and all other paraphernalia (for graduate candidate)


Take a drink whenever a speaker uses the words:

  • bright future
  • budgeting time
  • debt (see also below)
  • deserving
  • drinking
  • endurance
  • faculty
  • finally / at last
  • fond memories
  • fraternity
  • friendship
  • future
  • hard work
  • honor
  • interest, -ing
  • job
  • knowledge
  • late nights/all-nighters
  • love of learning
  • party
  • perseverance
  • preparation
  • sacrifice
  • sorority
  • study/studies
  • support
  • tuition
  • vision
  • volunteer
  • work

Take three drinks when someone quotes:

  • Lydia Moss Bradley
  • Martin A. "Party Marty" Abegg
  • Any other former president of the university
  • Any of our country's Founding Fathers
  • A current rock hit

Slam one whenever a speaker:

  • Mentions the "great debt we/you owe our/your parents."
  • Makes a cute remark about the length of time it takes to graduate nowadays (eg., "your six or seven years here"), (slam and a half if that person has been out of college for more than two years)
  • Makes a cute remark about how hard it is to find a job right now (slam and a half if that person gets paid simply to be important).
  • Makes a serious remark about how hard it is to find a job right now.
  • Mentions how many National Merit Scholars there are in this graduating class.
  • Mentions any of the different surveys that rank colleges and universities.
  • Implies that college in general, and your institution in particular, is still affordable.

Slam two whenever a speaker:

  • Implicitly or explicitly implies that the number of National Merit Scholars in this class is a measure of the quality of education this class received at your institution.
  • Whenever a speaker makes a comment that is completely meaningless and obviously intended only to draw laughs, drink until the laughter dies out.
  • Whenever a graduate's friends and relatives are tacky enough to cheer/yell/etc. When their name is read, drink until they stop.
  • Drink until you lose it whenever a speaker quotes the Grateful Dead.

When in doubt, drink.