This past spring the University of Minnesota College of Design put out a contest. The objective was to design a t-shirt as a "Welcome Back" or "Welcome To" the College of Design (I don't recall the requirements saying any text was needed, I could be wrong though). I'm normally not in to contests, but an idea hit me as I read the contest description and figured I'd throw it in the ring. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take or something, right?
The concept is that Goldie's head is shown from the eyes up implying he's in over his head but his eyes aren't sad. Not sure about other students but a good amount of last semester was spent inside my own noggin. Each ring represents one minimum credit that is needed to be a full time student. I'm sure you can connect the dots to the theme here. Needless to say, it didn't take too long to get a rejection letter in return. Regardless, I still dig the design and figured it was worth a share.