China’s class of 2015 gets creative with graduation photos
By, Published: 2015-07-05 11:23:30
Class ‘ring’:
Eight female students at Dalian Ocean University, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province, pose as classy zombies in their graduation gowns. Photo:
Editor's Note:
Ordinary graduation photos are simply not cutting it for today’s students. Instead of a run of the mill “sit and smile,” this year’s graduates jumped up, acted out, and in some cases, stripped down for photos to make their big day even more memorable.

Fresh and clean:
Students at China University of Mining & Technology in Xuzhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province, wear only bath towels. Photo:
Bellyband girls:
Thousands of students from different senior high schools and universities in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, attend a graduation party wearing traditional Chinese bellybands, on June 28. Photo:
Pretty in pink:
Students at Shandong University wrapped themselves in pink ribbon to promote breast cancer awareness. Photo:
Old school:
A total 659 graduates and school leaders at Hebei Academy of Fine Arts dress in traditional Han Chinese costume during a diploma ceremony on June 16. Photo:
Jump in time:
Graduates from Chang'an University and Xi'an University of Finance and Economics leap in Tang costume at Xi’an Tang Paradise Park on June 14. Photo:
Ain’t nothing but a Qing thang :
Broadcast and TV journalism graduates from Liaocheng University are dressed in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) costume on June 1. Photo: CFP
Photo: CFP
Retro looks:
A class of graduates from Xi'an University of Technology, Qujiang Campus, dress in vintage styles from the Republican-era (1912-49). Photo:
Acting up:
Hangzhou Paradise water park held a ceremony on May 17 that managed to combine graduation, war and whack-a-mole. The ceremony, themed on the 70th anniversary of the victory of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-45), saw students dressed as Chinese soldiers smashing Japanese soldiers with prop mallets. Photo: CFP
Workers of the world, laugh:
Seniors at Sichuan University of Arts dress as 1950s-era workers for their graduation photos. Photo:
Class heroes:
Eight graduates from Henan Agricultural University dress as superheroes from the 2012 US film Marvel’s The Avengers on June 5 in Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan Province. Photo: Xinhua
Photo: Xinhua
Photo: Xinhua
Magic moment:
Graduates from Shandong University of Finance and Economics cast spells with magic wands made from chopsticks in May 2015. Photographer Tan Jingcheng said the idea was inspired by Harry Potter, according to the Shandong-based news portal Photo:
Feeling ‘lost’:
Visual design students from Sichuan University of Science & Engineering take a graduation photo on June 13 in the dark style of the recent hit TV drama The Lost Tomb. Photo:
Class of the Titans:
This creative photo taken by Peking University graduates on campus in 2015 is inspired by Japanese animation series Attack on Titan. Photo:
Ready to split:
Dance majors from Zhejiang Normal University show off their skills in this group photo. Photo: