Graduation is a significant achievement and a moment to be produ of. It is an accomplishment not only for the graduates, but also for the parents and the whole family. Whether you’re announcing for a child or for yourself, you’ll want to share the good news with loved ones.
The wording depends on how you want to celebrate this milestone. You can choose a simple announcement card or an invitation to the ceremony and/or graduation party in a card.
To make it easier for you, Minted has a wide range of photo announcement cards and to choose from. You can easily pick a design as a template and customize it with your pictures, name, event details, quote, a short bio, and more.
Read more on some graduation announcement wording examples here for some inspirations.
Geo Duo by Pixel and Hank
If you’re sending your announcement after graduation,you can include a photo of the graduate in their cap and gown. Otherwise choose your favorite portrait. Here’s our guide to grad photo poses and ideas.
It may seem obvious but don’t forget to include your grad’s name! For a more formal announcement include first, middle, and last name. For a more casual card, you can include a nickname, if your grad has one.
Include the full name of the school they graduated from. For high school graduates, you can also opt to include the name of the college or university they may be headed off to.
Including the parents’ names in the announcement shows how proud you are. See below for ideas on how to include the parents’ names in the graduation announcement.
If this is a college graduation announcement, don’t forget to include what the student studied. If this is a graduate school announcement, let your loved ones know what type of degree your grad received.
Add the graduation year to the announcement card as part of the design. Remember, this card is a keepsake too!
Have more you’d like to share? The back of the card is the place to get more personal. Opt for a design that leaves space on the back of the card so you can let your friends and family know how hard the graduate worked, what they enjoyed during their time in school, and what they plan to do in the future.
We’ve created a list of sample graduation announcement wording to get you started. You’ll notice that it’s organized by degree level and who the announcement is coming from. This way, you’ll find the best wording for you!
Scholarly Surround by Jessica Williams
proud by MC Designs
For all graduate degrees, you may want to consider including more information about your graduate, such as what they plan to do with the degree or any other details that your loved ones may care about. Did the student attend night school while working their day job? Would they like to thank people for their support? Check out our designs that leave space for this kind of personal note on the front of the card. If you prefer one of the traditional designs, that’s fine! There’s room on the back of the card for this kind of thing.
stollen by chocomocacino
Caduceus Frame by Cindy Reynolds
Traditionally Mod by Kristel Torralba
Sending a graduation announcement about your child’s accomplishment is a great way to communicate your pride. Here are a few different ways parents can word a graduate announcement and share the family’s big news:
Here is an example you can use as a reference:
We are proud to announce that [Name], [Relationship (e.g. son, daughter, granddaughter, etc.) of [Your Name]], has graduated with a [Degree and Field of Study] from [Name of Institution]. The graduation ceremony will take place on [Date and Time] at [Location]. We would like to extend an invitation to all family and friends to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion. Please RSVP by [Date]
That being said, you might want to shorten the text on your card design to make it more sleek and tidy.
Connected by Amy Payne
Include a 5.5” x 4.25” insert card along with your announcement to invite guests to the graduation ceremony. You can use this space to provide guests with the log-in details to watch from afar or join a virtual party. You can also include wording directly on the announcement such as:
Shimmering tassel by Catherine Culvenor
Having a party to celebrate your graduation? Your graduation announcement can double as a party invitation, or you can just send a traditional graduation party invitation. Whatever route you choose, you’ll need to include a few more details, like when and where your party will be, and perhaps who the party will be hosted by. Another option: you can include a separate insert card with party details with your announcement.
Let's Celebrate by Orasie
The back of the card is where you can get more personal and share your excitement with your loved ones. Minted offers over a dozen unique design templates to choose from that can feature a scholastic timeline, message with school logo, or composed letter.
Composed by Pixel and Hank