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Perfect Graduation Day Text Messages for Everyone

graduation day sms templates

Completing years of struggle, commitment, and endurance is graduation day. Not only are the graduates celebrating this significant milestone, but so are their friends, family, and other loved ones who have helped them along their journey. Sending a heartfelt text message to a graduate is the ideal approach to congratulate them and offer your best wishes. The SMS templates available here are ready to use and ideal for congratulating any graduate on their dream day.

What to include in a perfect grad text message?

The perfect grad text message strikes a balance between being congratulatory, heartfelt, and concise. Here's what to include:


  • A Greeting: Start with a "Congrats" or "Happy Graduation!"

  • The Graduate's Name: Personalize the text message!

  • Acknowledgement of Achievement: Mention "graduation" or "all your hard work."

Optional Extras

  • A Specific Memory or Inside Joke: Briefly reference a special moment to show you care.

  • A Touch of Humor: A lighthearted joke can add a smile (avoid anything mean-spirited).

  • Future-Oriented Well Wishes: Briefly mention your excitement for their next chapter.

  • An Offer to Celebrate (if appropriate):  "Let's celebrate soon!"

Graduation day text messages

General wishing text messages

  • Huge congrats on your graduation! 

  • So proud of you for reaching this milestone! 

  • Wishing you all the best in your next chapter! 

  • You did it! Time to celebrate this incredible achievement! 

  • Sending you big hugs and congratulations on your graduation! 

  • May your future be bright and filled with success! 

  • Cheers to the graduate! You deserve all the happiness in the world. 

  • This is a day to celebrate! Congratulations on graduating! 

  • Wishing you a lifetime of learning and success after graduation! 

  • You've accomplished so much! Congratulations on your graduation! 

  • Can't wait to see what amazing things you achieve next! Congratulations, graduate! 

  • Sending you all my love and best wishes on your graduation day! 

Text messages for the proud family

  • Watching [Graduate's name] walk across that stage today - proudest moment ever! 

  • Tears of joy celebrating our [son/daughter/graduate]! Congratulations! 

  • We knew you could do it! Huge congratulations to [Graduate's name] on their graduation! ‍‍ 

  • So proud of the amazing person you've become. Congratulations on your graduation, [Graduate's name]! 

  • Sending all our love and congratulations on your graduation day, [Graduate's name]! We can't wait to celebrate with you! ❤️

Message for friends of the graduate

  • Woot woot! Celebrating my bestie's graduation today! So proud of you, [Graduate's name]! 

  • Can't believe it's graduation day for [Graduate's name] already! Here's to new beginnings and endless adventures! 

  • Officially a graduate! Sending high fives and congrats to my awesome friend, [Graduate's name]! ️ 

  • So proud to call you my friend! Congratulations on your graduation, [Graduate's name]! 

  • Let's celebrate! Sending you big hugs and congratulations on your graduation, [Graduate's name]!

Funny graduation day messages

  • Congrats on graduating! Now get a job so you can afford to pay back those loans! (Just kidding, mostly) 

  • Officially done with school! Now the real learning begins...adulting! 

  • May your future be brighter than that graduation gown (and hopefully less itchy). 

  • So proud of you, [Graduate's name]! Now go out there and conquer the world (and maybe do some laundry). 

  • Congratulations on graduating! Now you can finally understand all those fancy words I use. (Just kidding...maybe) 

Graduation day messages for encouragement

  • You did it! Now go chase your dreams, [Graduate's name]! The world is your oyster. 

  • Graduation is just the beginning! Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors. ✨ 

  • Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment! Believe in yourself and anything is possible. 

  • So proud of your hard work and dedication! May your future be filled with success and happiness. 

  • You've got this! Sending you best wishes as you embark on this exciting new chapter. 

Congratulation messages for specific achievements

  • Graduating with honors? That's incredible! Huge congrats, [Graduate's name]! 

  • Landing a job before graduation? Talk about being prepared! Double congrats! 

  • Magna Cum Laude?! You're a rockstar! Sending all my admiration on your graduation day, [Graduate's name]! 

  • Graduating with a degree in [Graduate's major]? That's fantastic! Can't wait to see what you achieve. 

  • Overcoming challenges and graduating? You're an inspiration! So proud of you, [Graduate's name]! ❤️ 

Graduation day text messages for long-distance loved ones

  • Sending you a virtual hug on your graduation day, [Graduate's name]! Can't wait to celebrate with you soon! 

  • Wishing I could be there to celebrate in person, but thinking of you on your graduation day! (Long distance emoji) 

  • So proud of you even from miles away! Congratulations on your graduation, [Graduate's name]! 

  • Sending all my love and best wishes on your special day! Can't wait to hear about all your graduation achievements! ❤️ 

  • Celebrating your graduation from afar! You've accomplished so much, [Graduate's name]! (Distance cheers emoji)

Graduation day messages for teachers and professors

  • Thank you for your guidance and support throughout my journey. I wouldn't be here without you!

  • Feeling grateful for your dedication and inspiration throughout my academic journey. You made a real difference! Happy Graduation Day! 

  • For party invitations 

  • You're officially a graduate! Join me in celebrating at my graduation party on [Date] at [Time]!

  • Let's celebrate this milestone! Graduation party at [Location] on [Date] at [Time]. Can't wait to see you there! 

  • Food, fun, and celebrating YOU! Join my graduation party on [Date] at [Time] at [Location]. RSVP by [Date]! 



Graduation day SMS templates (Businesses)

  • For Alumni Association: Congrats on graduating, [Graduate's name]! Join our alumni association for exclusive benefits and networking opportunities. [Link to website]

  • For Local Restaurant: Celebrate your graduation with a delicious meal! Enjoy [Discount]% off your entire bill today only. Show your diploma at checkout.

  • For Bookstore: Congratulations, graduates! Stock up on books for your next chapter with [Discount]% off all study materials. Use code GRAD2024 at checkout.

  • For Professional Services: Ready to launch your career? We offer career coaching and resume writing services. Get 10% off your first consultation.

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Best emojis to use in graduation texts

Emojis can add a fun and personal touch to your graduation text message. However, it's important to use them strategically to ensure your message remains appropriate and celebratory. Here's are the best set of text emojis that you can use in your graduation messages:


  • 🎉 (Party Popper)

  • 🎊 (Confetti Ball)

  • 🎈 (Balloon)

  • 🍾 (Champagne Bottle)

  • ✨ (Sparkles)


  • 🎓 (Graduation Cap)

  • 🏆 (Trophy)

  • 🏅 🥇 (Gold Medal)

  • 💯 (100 Points)

  • 💡 (Lightbulb)

Encouragement and Future Focus:

  • 🚀 (Rocket)

  • 🌎 (Globe)

  • 🧭 (Compass)

  • 🌠 (Shooting Star)

  • 👏 (Clapping)

Warmth and Pride:

  • 💖 (Sparkling Heart)

  • 🫂 (Hug)

  • 😊 (Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes)

  • 🤩 (Star-Struck)

  • ‍👨‍🎓 (Man Graduate) or ‍👩‍🎓 (Woman Graduate)

Pros of Emojis

  • Express Emotion: Emojis can convey happiness, pride, and excitement in a visual way.

  • Add Personality: A well-placed emoji can reflect your unique style and relationship with the graduate.

  • Save Space: Emojis can replace words, keeping your message concise.

Cons of Emojis

  • Misinterpretation: Emojis can have different meanings to different people.

  • Unprofessional Tone: Overusing emojis or choosing unprofessional ones can come across as immature.

  • Tech Disparity: Not everyone uses emojis, and some devices might not display them correctly.

Tips for Using Emojis Effectively

  • Keep it Relevant: Choose emojis that relate to graduation () or the specific sentiment of your message ( for excitement,  for warmth).

  • Less is More: One or two emojis are plenty. Avoid cluttering your text.

  • Know Your Audience: Consider the recipient's age and relationship with you. Avoid overly playful emojis for a professional contact.

  • When in Doubt, Leave Them Out: A heartfelt message without emojis is still impactful.

Ultimately, the decision to use emojis is yours. By following these tips, you can ensure they enhance your graduation text message and effectively convey your well wishes!




A significant moment in any student's life, graduation day signifies the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. With these 100 SMS templates, you can send them best wishes and genuine congrats as they start their new path. These messages will show your support and pride for the graduate in your life, whether you're a friend, parent, or relative. Select a template, click "Send," and then start celebrating! 

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