Graduation Announcements Wording Tips

So, you’re graduating from high school or college and you’re busier than ever! Your last year of college is filled with thousands of events and activities that you have never even tried to attempt during your college years. From sending out resumes and applications to asking for letter of recommendation, you have loads of things to keep your mind occupied. On the other hand, there are loads of other fun things to do like going on class trips or finding that someone special to ask out to the prom. Not to mention your graduation day! From getting the cap and the gown to taking the tickets for the ceremony to making the graduation announcements, the last year of college is always the busiest year.

When making a graduation announcement, there are many things to consider. First and foremost, you will have to make a list of people that you would like to send the announcements to. Next, you will have to figure out the quantity required and you will have to make sure that all the information related to the graduation is correct. Then, you need to know the place and the time for when the ceremony will be held. And finally when choosing a verse, you will have to find the wording of the announcement to be written in such a way that it meets the requirements of the college. One of the main decisions that you will have to make after you have decided on the ceremony will be the type of announcements to send to announce your event. An announcement will contain information that informs your guests about the impending event.

Your graduation announcement must always fit the type of ceremony that you will be having. The days of formal announcements are long gone. Now, you must decide how you would like your announcement worded. One of the biggest benefits of making your own graduation announcements is the ability to order the announcement and include your name in the printed verse. In doing so, your announcement will have a more personalized appearance. In addition, you have the option of choosing ink in varieties of color and also the ability to customize your wording.

If you would like to have your name included in the printed verse, then you won’t require any name cards. Most students like to give away name cards. However, you do not really need them for your actual announcement. Once the type of announcement has been decided, the next biggest decision is what wordings; verses or sayings should you use in your announcements. This however, is definitely not an easy task.

From high school graduations to college graduations to home school graduations, the wordings used should vary with the type of announcements. Whatever may be the occasion, the wordings used in graduation announcements are very important as it helps to set the tone for the upcoming event. Here are a few wording ideas to spice up your graduation announcements:

  • The President, Staff, and Graduating class of ________ College announce that _________ is a candidate for the degree of _________.
    The commencement exercises will be held on ________ at noon. ________ Convention center, ________ street/Boulevard.
    Reception to follow at the _____ home (directions attached).RSVP _______.
  • Yesterday was only a memory of dreams; tomorrow will be a vision of hopes.
    Please share our joy as our child ____________ graduates from _______University at commencement exercises. ________ in the evening. _________ Auditorium.Following the ceremony the graduation celebration will be held at our home ______. RSVP ______.

Graduation is an important time in life, and should be announced properly. Stationary with crayons and graduation caps on it is an appropriate means of announcing a child graduating from kindergarten. A photo announcement is a nice keepsake for loved ones who are being invited to the graduation.

Here is a sample of the wording that you could use for the announcement:

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Jones
Proudly announce their daughter’s Kindergarten Graduation
And invite you to attend this memorable event
Susie J. Jones, Class of 2007
Will graduate from Wee Kids Kindergarten
June 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
Wee Kids Village School
777 Merry Meeting Way
Kidsville, USA

Middle and high school graduation announcements are usually an expression of the personality of the graduating student. Appropriate announcement choices are those with emblems of stars, graduation caps, and diplomas on them. Photo announcements are also a choice that is gaining in popularity.

For those desiring a to hand out a less formal announcement, basic stationery could be used with clip art inserts of the graduate’s hobbies, field of study or accomplishments over the years. These types of announcements can be made on a home computer. Stationery can be purchased online or at an office supply store like in our website. If you are intending to insert your own clipart, along with the wording, you will want to purchase stationery that does not have borders or artwork on it. A careful search of stationery may yield suitable artwork already printed on the paper, leaving space for your announcement to be printed in the center.

Below is a sample of wording that you may choose to use for teen graduations:

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Jones
Are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter
Susie J. Jones
Saturday, June 2, 2007
At 2:00 p.m.
Commencement will be held at
Teen Kids School
777 Merry Meeting Way
Teenville, USA

A reception in Susie’s honor will be held
At her home
123 Sunshine Drive
Teenville, USA

Please RSVP at 123-7777

Not all high school graduates are teens. Some students have returned to school to complete their diploma after many years of not attending school. It is appropriate in that situation, that the graduate announce his own graduation. Wording could be done as follows:

I, Mr. John D. Jones
Am pleased to announce
I have completed diploma requirements
of XYZ High School.
I would be honored if you would share my day
celebrating this accomplishment and milestone.
Commencement will be on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
At XYZ High School
777 Accomplishment Way
Perseverance, NY

College graduations are much more formal. Some stationary stores offer French fold invitations complete with tissue paper and RSVP cards, similar to those used for wedding invitations. The inside has a scroll with an honor cord on it, and is printed in calligraphy.
Sample wording:

The President, Faculty, and Graduating Class of
Wisdom, Discernment and Grace College
Announce that
John D. Jones
Is a candidate of a
Bachelor’s of Science degree
Commencement will take place on
June 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm
At the Athletic Field of the College
777 Joy St.
Perseverance, NY

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