28 Celebrity Grads Who've Rocked a Cap and Gown

Meet Hollywood's resident scholars.

It's that time of year again when Pomp and Circumstance plays on a loop, tasseled caps go flying, and students celebrate their academic achievements with an endless circuit of parties. And celebs are no exception. These scholarly stars donned their robes and marched toward the podium to get that hard-earned piece of paper. (Celebs, they're just like us!)

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Kylie, 2015

Laurel Springs High School

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Zendaya, 2015

Oak Park Highschool

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Gabby Douglas,2015

Oak Park Highschool

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Kanye West, 2015

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Emma Watson, 2014

Brown University

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John Legend, 2014

University of Pennsylvania

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Northridge, CA - Former "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria received her Master's Degree in Chicano Studies today at Cal State Northridge, "Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my Master's degree in Chicano Studies!" tweeted the actress, adding, "You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!", Eva had the support of her family and friends.

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Eva Longoria, 2013

Cal State University Northridge

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Doctor Kerry Washington is bestowed an Honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts Degree and gives the commencement speech at the 2013 George Washington University graduation ceremony on the National Mall.<P>Pictured: Kerry Washington <P><B>Ref: SPL546316  190513  </B><BR/>Picture by: Gene Young / Splash News<BR/></P><P><B>Splash News and Pictures</B><BR/>Los Angeles:	310-821-2666<BR/>New York:	212-619-2666<BR/>London:	870-934-2666<BR/>photodesk@splashnews.com<BR/></P>
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Kerry Washington, 2013

George Washington University

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Ben Affleck, 2013

Brown University

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Ariana Grande, 2012
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Dakota Fanning, 2011
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James Franco, 2011

New York University

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Selena Gomez, 2010
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Sex and the City star and British born actress Kim Cattrall receives an honorary degree at The University Of Liverpool. The actress donned the traditional cap and gown at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, North West England. Kim has been spending a lot of time in her Liverpool where she was born ahead of her up and coming Shakespeare production Antony and Cleopatra in which she stars. 
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Kim Cattrall, 2010

Liverpool John Moores University

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Orlando Bloom, 2010

University of Kent

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Justin Bieber, 2008
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Carrie Underwood, 2006

Northeastern State University

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Kate Middleton, 2005

University of St. Andrews

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Prince William, 2005

University of St. Andrews

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 2004
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Jennifer Hudson, 1999
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Christy Turlington Burns, 1999

New York University

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Claire Danes, 1997
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Ciara, 1997
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Brooke Shields, 1987

Princeton University

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Michelle Obama, 1985

Princeton University

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Jay-Z, 1979
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Elizabeth Taylor, 1950
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