Graduation ceremonies are fun occasions, and our collection of graduation wishes will help you express the perfect messages for the graduates in your life.
From the humorous, “Congrats on getting through the easy part of life” to the inspirational, “Graduation is a time for celebration, a time of reflection, and a time to look ahead. Wishing you a bright future,” we’ve got you covered.
Compliment the graduate with style with these fun graduation wishes ideas. Read on.
Best Graduation Wishes
1.) Now that you’ve graduated, it’s now up to you to take that knowledge and do something great with it.
2.) Congratulations! Take some time today to think about what you learned outside the classroom. You’ll probably find that much more valuable than what you learned in it.
3.) With love and pride today and always.
4.) Looks, brains, and now a degree? Watch out, world – this grad has it all!
5.) Congratulations! Though you may now consider yourself learned, always remember that it’s important to remain a learner. Make learning a lifelong practice.
6.) Graduating is not the end of hard work – it’s just a break before you get into the new and bigger challenges in life. Good luck!
7.) Graduation is a time for celebration, a time of reflection, and a time to look ahead. Wishing you a bright future.
Funny Graduation Wishes
8.) Congrats on getting through the easy part of life!
9.) Welcome to the real world!
10.) To be honest, we had our doubts. But you did it!
11.) Congrats, Smarty Pants!
12.) As it turned out, you’re much smarter than you look!
13.) We don’t always whoop, but when we do… There it is!
14.) We can hardly wait to hear your name mispronounced at Commencement Ceremonies – Congrats!
15.) Our kid is wicked smart!
16.) You’re on your own, kid!
17.) You leveled up!
18.) Congrats on being really, really smart!
19.) A three-step approach to graduation: Step 1.) Put on the silly hat. Step 2.) Accept your diploma. Step 3.) Party like it’s 1999!
20.) High school was so last year!
21.) The tassel is so worth the hassle!
22.) From student to unemployed in a matter of seconds. Get a job!
24.) Study hard? Check. Earn a degree? Check. Get a job? More checks! Congrats on your big accomplishment!
Humorous Graduation Messages
25.) May your great college memories last longer than your student loan payments.
26.) Way to go, Bro!
27.) My deepest condolences on the end of your school life.
28.) Call it graduation, call it commencement, or, in your case, call it a MIRACLE!
29.) It just got real.
30.) Officially, you’re now one smart cookie!
31.) Whew! That was close! Thank heavens for grading curves.
32.) Ridiculous hat; Amazing achievement. You did it!
33.) Congrats — now you’re old.
34.) College level complete!
35.) Now you’re hotter by one degree!
36.) Straight outta grad school.
37.) School’s out forever – Congratulations.
38.) We’re taking you off the family phone plan tomorrow. Adulting is fun.
39.) School’s out for summer — let the fun begin!
40.) A fancy piece of paper leads to much green paper.
41.) Some graduate with honors; others are honored just to graduate. It’s good to see you in the first group.
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Good Graduate Messages
42.) I wish you a great sense of accomplishment as you celebrate your hard work.
43.) I knew you could do it, and I am proud of you. Congratulations!
44.) Let the adventure begin!
47.) May your cap fly as high as your dreams.
48.) We knew you could do it.
49.) Bravo and Congratulations!
50.) To your well-deserved success.
51.) Finally, you’re free!
52.) I never doubted even for a moment that you would make it. Congratulations on making us proud! You did it!
53.) You didn’t come this far to only come this far.
54.) You now have the skills to pay the bills.
Memorable Graduation Wishes
55.) Onward and upward!
56.) You’re on the right path to a wonderful life. Congratulations graduate!
57.) Dream big and work hard – anything is possible!
58.) You’re on the way to the top! Stay humble and remember us normal human beings.
59.) If you’re wondering how the last four years went so fast, you should see how quickly the rest of your life flies by. Enjoy this moment. Congratulations.
60.) Just remember that, like college, all things that are worth it take time and effort. Continue to follow your dreams.
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Greetings For Graduation
61.) They say school is like toilet paper – you only miss it when it’s gone.
62.) Just think: now you get to add some initials after your name on official publications.
63.) No Child Left Behind really does work!
64.) Grad: you can’t imagine the sense of relief we’re feeling right now.
65.) I always sensed you would barely graduate. Congratulations grad!
66.) Congratulations to me for sitting through that long graduation ceremony.
67.) Graduation equals smart people wearing stupid hats!
68.) Respect your elders. We graduated without Wikipedia.
69.) Just remember, bosses don’t accept notes from your mother.
70.) Four years, three books, and 210 keggers! Congratulations, big shooter!
Short Graduation Wishes
71.) Hip, hip, hooray for the graduate!
72.) Congrats on your outstanding achievement!
73.) Graduate to the finer things. Congrats buddy!
74.) May today hold the promise of many great tomorrows!
75.) Proceed with great purpose – but first, take some time to enjoy!
76.) We’re so proud of the woman you’ve become.
77.) A time to remember and a time to celebrate. Let’s get this party started!
78.) An investment in yourself that will pay huge dividends.
79.) Graduation is only the beginning! The sky is the limit!
80.) Oh, the places you’ll go!
81.) Best wishes for your future! Congratulations!
82.) Good luck in all of your endeavors!
83.) Hats off to graduation!
84.) Serious accomplishment; silly hat! You go, girl!
85.) Congratulations! We are very proud of you.
86.) Congratulations! Your accomplishment and hard work have paid off.
87.) Our pride inside is about to burst. Well done, graduate!
88.) Congratulations! You’ve shown that you can be a successful student. Now be sure to continue to be one in every aspect of your life.
89.) Pursue your dreams and reach for the stars! You can do it!
90.) The world is ready for someone like you!
91.) Continue to learn as a life learner, and you’ll graduate life successfully.
92.) Be glad, be a grad.
93.) We wish you courage as you step toward new challenges in your life. Congrats.
94.) You get to wear a funny hat. All your hard work has paid off, and now the hat is yours. Congratulations.
You Did It!
95.) Your most significant learning from college: 24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Bam!
96.) You have not only graduated from high school. You have graduated into adulthood. Wishing you the best things in your future to come. Congratulations graduate.
97.) You once had a dream, but today you’re an achiever. Congratulations on this extraordinary graduation day!
98.) You studied hard and showed us how it’s done. Congratulations on your graduation.
99.) We’re so proud of the person you’ve become.
100.) It’s official: you’re now too cool for school!
101.) Your combination of hard work, effort, and passion enabled you to fulfill this dream. Congratulations.
102.) Your graduation is a great achievement, but that’s nothing compared to what life has in store for you next, with even bigger challenges and opportunities.
Words of Wisdom for Graduates
103.) Your graduation is a momentous occasion that you will remember for the rest of your life. Congratulations, and here’s to the next step!
104.) Your graduation is only a glimpse of what lies ahead in your bright future. Wishing you the very best for the coming years.
105.) Dear (fill in name), you have made your family and friends very proud. I wish you the best of luck in the future. Hats off to the graduate!
106.) You not only graduated, but you also did it with flying colors! You’re the best!
107.) Phinally Done!
108.) Four years have gone by, and you just keep getting better.
109.) Good luck in all of your endeavors!
110.) Spread your wings and fly!
111.) You’ll be graduating to the finer things!
112.) Graduation is only the beginning. It’s a time to learn, grow, and share. Congrats!
113.) Today is your day, Graduate!
114.) Today we celebrate your achievement!
115.) Welcome to the working world!
116.) You’re now hotter by one degree!
117.) Now, this is the part where you find out who you are.
118.) Shoot for the moon!
119.) Success will be yours!
Graduation Card Sayings
120.) The future awaits!
121.) Looking forward to the future
122.) Never forget your alma mater.
123.) Pursue your dreams with your whole being.
124.) The future is yours.
125.) Your dreams will all come true!
126.) Chase your dreams and continue to pursue excellence where you go. Congratulations!
127.) Education is a remarkable tool – It enables you to do wonderful things that can catapult you to great success. Congratulations on your graduation, and all the best for the future.
128.) Getting up early for class, going to bed late after assignments, stressed by exams – but now all your effort and determination have paid off. Congratulations!
129.) Graduating is certainly a milestone, but life is the biggest learning experience of them all! Congratulations on your accomplishment.
130.) We are so proud of all that you’ve accomplished. March on!
131.) The promise of future success is just around the corner.
132.) To old friends and new beginnings!
133.) Success will be yours. Keep on keeping on.
134.) Always take pride in your work! Congrats!
135.) Spread your wings and fly.
136.) The tassel is worth the hassle.
137.) Switch the tassel to the other side – you’ve done it!
138.) The future just called, and it’s waiting for YOU!
139.) Today we celebrate your achievement. You deserve all the accolades!
140.) We are so proud of you
College Graduation Quotes
141.) Take time to remember and time to celebrate!
142.) As one experience comes to an end, another begins.
143.) You’ve done great, and you’ll do great!
144.) Believe in your dreams to my handsome nephew!
145.) Best wishes for your future to my favorite niece.
146.) To warm memories and new beginnings!
147.) You have arrived! It’s an exciting time. I wish nothing but the best for you. Continue to have big dreams and work hard.
148.) It’s only impossible until you do it!
149.) All that and then some!
150.) Officially too cool for school! Happy Graduation Day!
151.) Your next adventure awaits!
High School Graduation Messages
152.) Your dedication and hard work has paid off.
153.) We can’t wait to witness all the magic you’ll make in the years ahead.
154.) Don’t forget to thank who got you here: Google, Wikipedia, and Mom’s care packages.
155.) The end of a tough journey? Or the beginning of an amazing adventure? Sending all of our blessings on your graduation day.
156.) May all your future endeavors be as successful as high school.
157.) It seems like just yesterday, you were taking a bundle of joy home from the hospital. Now you have a high school graduate! Congratulations!
158.) Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Graduation Wishes – Final Thoughts
Graduations are major milestones in people’s lives. There’s some pomp and circumstance, some gift-giving, and a lot of congratulations to pass around — not only to the student but also to the parents and those that helped along the way.
When you’re trying to express a message of congratulations for the work achieved to date, along with some encouragement for the years ahead, it makes sense to take some time.
Formulate what you want to write. Personalize your message. And ask yourself what is the lasting impression you want to make. Going through these steps will make for memorable graduation wishes.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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