60 Clever and Original Graduation Captions For Instagram

Are you looking for the perfect graduation captions for your Instagram posts? Here are 60 insanely clever and unique graduation captions you can use!

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Graduating, whether it’s from high school or college, is a huge milestone, so it’s definitely something you’ll want to share with your friends, family, and the whole world!

If you haven’t yet, you NEED to get some photos taken with your cap and gown to have a nice memory and, why not, post them on Instagram. I always like to say that we should be ourselves on social media so no matter what your vibe is, you need a good Instagram caption that captures this important day in your life and is 100% you.

Whether you’re looking for something funny, an inspirational quote, or the perfect song lyrics, here are 60 clever and original graduation captions for Instagram!



Every goodbye is a bit less tough with some sense of humor. I love funny graduation captions because they are the best way to end a chapter without sounding too sad.

1. «Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.»

2. Sleepy but graduated!

3. It was about damn time.

4. The tassel was worth the hassle

5. Now, it’s hotter in here by one degree

6. I graduated, so I’m like all smart and stuff

7. Well, I am usually not one for speeches, so goodbye!

8. Con-grad-ulations

9. I am 100% certain that I am zero percent sure what I’m going to do

11. This wasn’t like High School Musical at all

12. Did everyone see that? Because I’m not doing it again

13. Thank you family, friends, and coffee

14. Outta this place!

15. Can’t wait to never do this again!


You’re graduating! Now it’s the time to get emotional and stay motivated about the future. These inspirational graduation captions are the perfect way to sum up what you’ve accomplished –which is a big deal!

16. Congrats, you survived the hard years. Now get out there and show the world what you’re made of.

17. And so the adventure begins

18. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

19. Every ending comes with a new beginning

20. I trust the next chapter because I know the author

21. Follow your passion, it will lead you to your purpose

22. Nonetheless, she persisted!

23. Go forth and change the world

24. The future is yours and you’re the future

25. It always seems impossible until it’s done

26. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

27. «The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.» –Eleanor Roosevelt

28. «The best way to predict your future is to create it.» –Abraham Lincoln

29. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

30. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.


For the big movie quote fans, here are the best graduation captions for Instagram any cinema lover can think of. Funny, short, and sweet.

31. «She doesn’t even go here!» –Mean Girls

32. «I had the time of my life.» –Dirty Dancing

33. «What, like it’s hard?» –Legally Blonde

34. «Just keep swimming.» –Little Nemo

35. «Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.» –Pocahontas

36. «With great power comes great responsibility.» –Spiderman

37. «You have to get lost before you find yourself.» –Paper Towns

38. «Thanks for the adventure, now go have one of your own.» –Up

39. «May the rest of your lives be the best of your lives.» –Mamma Mia 2

40. «Open different doors, you may find a new you there that you never knew was yours.» –Mary Poppins

41. «I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.» –The Incredibles

42. «Isn’t it amazing what clever girls can do?» –Peter Pan

43. «It’s time to see what I can do to test the limits and breakthrough.» –Frozen

44. «And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.» –The Perks Of Being a Wallflower

45. «When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Life will be all like: whaaat?» –Modern Family

46. «Don’t trust anyone that says you can’t do it, show them you can.» –Rapunzel


Music has probably been a huge help during these four years of studying and working hard. Song lyrics always make the best Instagram captions, so why not use them as your graduation caption? Here are some songs that are PERFECT to add to your graduation post!

47. «Tonight’s the night when we forget about the deadlines» –Taylor Swift

48. «God, it’s brutal out here.» –Olivia Rodrigo

49. «I will survive» –Gloria Gaynor

50. «It’s something unpredictable. But in the end, it’s right. I hope you had the time of your life» –Green Day

51. «And you’re gonna hear me roar!» –Katy Perry

52. «Thanks for the memories» –Fall Out Boy

53. «If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad» –Sheryl Crow

54. «I wish that I could have this moment for life» –Nicki Minaj

55. «Started from the bottom, now we’re here» –Drake

56. «You say goodbye, I say hello» –The Beatles

57. «Imagine having everything we ever dreamed» –Sharpay Evans from High School Musical

58. «I’m on the right track, baby» –Lady Gaga

59. «I want it, I got it» –Ariana Grande

60. «This is what dreams are made of» –Lizzy Mcguire

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