These 115 Graduation Instagram Captions Will Score Your Cap and Gown Pics All the Likes

We don't just love the months of May and June for the warm weather they (hopefully!) bring. As we say goodbye to spring, we're also celebrating our high schoolers, college kids, and so many more graduates, as they secure their diplomas after many late nights of studying. Whether you're the one who is walking across the stage or you're a proud onlooker watching from the stands, graduation season is a cherished time of year that's full of fun celebrations, thoughtful gifts for the graduates, and most importantly, tons of photos.

Graduation is the one time of year when picture-taking opportunities are endless (or at least, it seems like it) — which means it's never too early to start thinking about the best graduation captions to go with your cap and gown photos. When you go to share pictures on Instagram or any other social media site, use one of the inspirational, sweet, or even funny caption options from this list. If you want something a little more timely or pop-culture-focused, choose one of our favorite song lyric quotes or motivational words from famous musicians, authors, politicians, and other influential figures. When the ceremonies are over and the guests are long gone from your grad party, cue up some of your favorite pictures from all the celebrations, pick the perfect caption from this list, and watch the likes roll in.

Inspirational Graduation Captions

i took the road less traveled and that has made all the difference
  • I took the road less traveled and that has made all the difference.

  • It's time to plant the seeds of hope and a new, brighter future.

  • Be bold. Be courageous. Be your best.

  • I came, I saw, I conquered.

  • There’s no need to try to fit in, when you were born to stand out.

  • When you lean into your passions, you can’t go wrong.

  • The things we are racing towards are better than what we leave behind.

  • The future looks bright and I will keep on shining.

  • This isn't goodbye, but see you later.

  • The world is your oyster.

  • May your cap fly as high as your dreams.

  • Though our branches grow in different directions, our roots remain as one.

  • Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.

  • And so the adventure begins.

  • This is the beginning of everything you want.

  • Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless.

  • What feels like the end is often the beginning.

  • If it excites you and scares you at the same time, it probably means you should do it.

  • The best way to predict the future is to create it.

  • Not letting anyone or anything stand in my way.

  • Whatever is good for your soul, that's what you should do.

  • Every end has a new beginning.

  • I believed I could, so I did.

  • If you can dream it, you can make it so.

Funny Graduation Captions

graduation captions — can i take a nap now
  • Can I take a nap now?

  • I got the skills to pay the bills.

  • Turns out I wasn't too cool for school.

  • Let me put that "hire me" sign on my front lawn now.

  • Graduate: (N.) A person who now has carpal tunnel from note-taking.

  • Very proud, very tired.

  • Cs really do get degrees.

  • What, like it’s hard?

  • That’s all folks.

  • I already forgot everything.

  • Beauty and brains.

  • Cheers to the memories.

  • Now, who is going to pay off these loans?

  • Next stop: Adulting

  • Some graduate with honors, I am just honored to graduate.

  • I want to thank Google, Wikipedia, and whoever invented copy and paste.

  • Call me a chemistry cylinder because I am graduated.

  • Proud of my B.S.

  • The tassel was worth the hassle.

  • Now, it's hotter in here by one degree.

  • Thank you Mom, Dad, and coffee.

  • I've already forgotten everything.

  • I owe my diploma to coffee.

  • I'm 100% certain that I am zero percent sure of what I'm going to do.

  • Cap. Gown. It's going down.

  • I graduated, so now I'm like all smart and stuff.

Sweet Graduation Captions

graduation captions — how lucky i am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard
  • How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

  • Make today your day.

  • Now, everything awaits me.

  • One step closer.

  • On to my next adventure.

  • The first step is just showing up.

  • Enjoy the journey. Success does not rush.

  • The beauty of the future is found when you believe in yourself.

  • Take the risk, make the mistake. It’ll all be worth it.

  • I laugh without fear of the future.

  • All good things must come to an end, but this is just the beginning.

  • This is what dreams are made of.

  • Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

  • The best feeling in the world is knowing your parents are smiling because of you.

  • Behind you, all your memories. Before you, all your dreams. Around you, all who love you. Within you, all you need.

  • May we continue to do amazing things in life.

  • You’ve sacrificed a lot for my future. It may take a lifetime, but I’ll do everything to repay for what you have done for me. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

  • Many dream, some try, but I achieved.

  • Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.

  • Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people.

  • Reach for the stars. You might become one.

  • Never stop dreaming and never lose your spirit.

  • Your future is an unwritten symphony just awaiting your creative, daring and unique talent to make it a masterpiece.

Graduation Captions Inspired by Songs

graduation captions — the best is yet to come frank sinatra
  • “The best is yet to come.” — Frank Sinatra

  • "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." — Paramore

  • "Thank U, Next." — Ariana Grande

  • "Watch out for me, I'm bound to glow." — Drake

  • "All work and no play never made me lose it. All business all day keeps me up a level." — Lorde

  • “What didn't break me, made me better.”— Lil Baby

  • “For every dark night, there’s always a brighter day.” — Tupac Shakur

  • “What was once in the windshield, is now in my rear view” — Jonathan McReynolds

  • “Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.” —Beyoncé

  • “It was all a dream.” — Biggie

  • "And if at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again." — Aaliyah

  • "Before I had it, I closed my eyes and imagined the good life." — Kanye West

  • "Ain't about how fast I get there, ain't about what's waiting on the other side — it's the climb." — Miley Cyrus

  • “And this is the part where you find out who you are.” — The Maine

  • “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” — George Fairman

  • “There’s just no telling how far I’ll go.” — Moana

  • “As we go on, we remember all the times we had together.” — Vitamin C

  • “Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten." — Natasha Bedingfield

  • "It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right, I hope you had the time of your life." — Green Day

  • "Goodbye to you. Goodbye to everything that I knew." — Michelle Branch

  • "I wish that I could have this moment for life."Nicki Minaj

Graduation Captions Inspired by Quotes

graduation captions — jrr tolkien
  • "The greatest adventure is what lies ahead." — J.R.R. Tolkien

  • "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

  • "Did everyone see that? Because I will not be doing it again." — Pirates of the Caribbean

  • "Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." — Paul Brandt

  • "Kid, you’ll move mountains." — Dr. Seuss

  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.” — Maya Angelou

  • “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland

  • “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

  • “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” — Oprah Winfrey

  • "It always seems impossible until it’s done." — Nelson Mandela

  • “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” — Michelle Obama

  • "Mischief Managed." — Harry Potter

  • "It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world." — Legally Blonde

  • "She turned her can'ts into cans, and her dreams into plans." — Kobi Yamada

  • “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” — Oscar Wilde

  • “Dream big and dare to fail.” — Norman Vaughan

  • “We know what we are but know not what we may be.” — William Shakespeare

  • “The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” — Edward Koch

  • “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” — William Arthur Ward

  • “What she tackles, she conquers." — Gilmore Girls

  • “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis

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