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Graduation Captions

Graduation captions, accompanied by good photos, capture an important moment in time. When graduates have made it through their course of studies and passed with flying colors, it’s a time for celebration.

While there are several directions you can take with a caption – serious, congratulatory, funny, and self-deprecating – it’s a great time to recognize an important milestone in life. We can help.

Check out these funny graduation captions for Instagram, and make sure you check out the five hysterical captions at the end.

Funny Graduation Captions for Instagram

1.) May your dreams fly higher than your graduation cap.

2.) Congrats on getting through the easy part of life.

3.) High school was so last year.

4.) Graduation: Smart people wearing stupid hats.

5.) Straight outta College!

6.) School is out FOREVER!

7.) Welcome to Full-time Adulting!

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8.) Mr. Smarty Pants finally graduated – Big Whoop!

9.) You’ve got the skills to pay the bills!

10.) Is it just me, or is it hotter in here by one degree?

11.) Congrats on getting through the easiest part of life.

12.) OMG — Oh My Grad!

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Inspirational Graduation Captions

13.) Go forth and set the world on fire.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola

14.) Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.
Natasha Bedingfield

15.) It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Nelson Mandela

16.) Be so good they can’t ignore you.
Steve Martin

17.) The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Mark Twain

18.) It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
E. E. Cummings

19.) The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
J.R.R. Tolkien

20.) The best is yet to come.
Frank Sinatra

21.) Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
Paul Brandt

Motivational Graduation Captions

21.) Kid, you’ll move mountains.
Dr. Seuss

22.) The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. 
Eleanor Roosevelt

23.) You will never become a howling success by just howling.
Bob Harrington

24.) You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
Benjamin Franklin

Quotes for Graduation Captions

25.) Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
Maya Angelou

26.) If, at first, you don’t succeed, try to hide your astonishment.
Harry Banks

27.) If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.
W.C. Fields

28.) Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.
Patch Adams

29.) You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Oscar Wilde

30.) Mischief Managed.
Harry Potter

31.) How lucky I am to have something, that makes saying goodbye so hard.

Words of Advice

32.) Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Art Linkletter

33.) Life is college. May I graduate well, and with some honors. 
Louisa May Alcott

34.) The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse. Edward Koch

35.) Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.
Oscar Wilde

36.) The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.
Fred Dehner

37.) The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
Sarah Brown

Graduation Quotes from Lyrics

38.) It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right. I hope you had the time of your life. 
Green Day

39.) Goodbye to you. Goodbye to everything that I knew.
Michelle Branch

40.) I’m in love with my future.
Billie Eilish

41.) Before I had it, I closed my eyes and imagined the good life.
Kanye West

42.) So just think of your future, think of a new life, don’t get lost in the memories, keep your eyes on a new prize.

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Motivational Graduate Captions

43.) May today hold the promise of many great tomorrows!

44.) Hats off to the graduates!

45.) Proceed with great purpose – but, first, take some time to enjoy!

46.) Spread your wings and fly.

47.) Imagine the possibilities!

48.) Con-grad-ulations!

49.) P.h. Done!

50.) Do epic stuff!

51.) It’s time to plant the seeds of hope for a bright future.

52.) Nowhere to go but everywhere!

53.) Unbelievable Legend.

54.) It’s a reasonable assessment that you absolutely crushed it!

55.) It appears as if we have something to celebrate!

56.) Enjoy the journey!

57.) Congrats Ms. Nerd!

58.) If you’re reading this, you’ve graduated.

59.) I’m not crying; you’re crying.

60.) Without Google and Wikipedia, would we even be celebrating your graduation today?

61.) You can’t get to the top by sitting on your bottom.

62.) Finally!

63.) Cap. Gown. It’s going down.

64.) So fun, so done!

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65.) You did it! Now get a job!

66.) What’s up, Doc?

67.) Later suckas, we out!

68.) Beauty, Brains, and a Bachelors degree!

69.) Don’t take life too seriously; nobody makes it out alive.

70.) Loud and Proud!

71.) I graduated… can I go back to bed now?

72.) Don’t stop until you’re proud.

73.) And so, the adventure begins.

74.) Turn the page on the next chapter.

75.) The tassel was worth the hassle.

76.) Here is my fancy paper, so I can earn some green paper.

77.) Put your future in good hands – you own.

78.) Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.

79.) All that stands between a graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.

80.) If life is not smiling at you, give it a good tickling.

81.) Proud of my B.S.

82.) Mastered it!

83.) P.H.D.: Piled higher and deeper.

84.) Two small words but a huge amount of gratitude to those who helped me along the way: Thank you!

85.) What feels like the end is often the beginning.

86.) It’s too late to drop out now… I believe I believe I’ll graduate after all.

87.) This is what an adult looks like.

88.) To Infinity and Beyond!

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89.) Even a global pandemic couldn’t stop you from graduating.

90.) May your great college memories last longer than your student loan payments.

91.) Masks off to the class of 2023!

92.) Let the adulting begin.

93.) Congrats on your Masker’s Degree!

94.) Vaccinated and graduated sounds like a winning combo.

95.) That’s all folks.

96.) Plant the seeds of a brighter future (but enjoy the moment!)

97.) You got your fancy piece of paper so you can earn a lot of green paper.

98.) You’re wearing your weird little hat and wizard robe on so it must be time to pick up that diploma!

99.) To a person who now has carpal tunnel from note-taking — Congrats!

100.) Dream a big dream and work to make it happen.

Five Hysterical Graduation Captions

101.) It’s official: I’m now too cool for school!

102.) Look Ma, No Hands!

103.) This wasn’t like High School Musical at all!

105.) Our condolences on the end of your long school career.

106.) We had faith you’d barely graduate.

Final Thoughts

That’s all for our collection of funny graduation captions for Instagram. We hope you enjoyed it, and congrats to all graduates.

The most interesting and successful people you’ll come across are lifetime learners. So, take a break, and enjoy your successful completion of this stage of your life. But always be on the lookout for ways to learn and improve yourself.

As Steve Jobs closed his commencement speech with words of advice to Stanford grads, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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