Graduation season is almost upon us. If you’ve been invited to a college graduation, you will find yourself in a sea of robes and tassels in various styles and colors. The colorful array is unexpected for those who have only attended high school graduations. And even if you’ve attended a few college graduations, you may not know what all of those colors and styles represent. Here’s a cheat sheet to help you decode the fashion statements at this year’s college graduations, along with some interesting facts about the history of graduation traditions.