What to Say in a Graduation Video

Graduation is always a time for celebrations! When you add text to your video, think of it as telling a story, a story of their journey that they've just gone through. Take them on a walk down memory lane starting from the beginning, reminding them of all their accomplishments that they've achieved.

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If you're unsure of what to say in a graduation video, speak from the heart — literally. Try talking out what you want to say and write down what you come up with, then choose which one comes out more naturally while on camera.

Here are some helpful quotes to get you started. If you need a little musical encouragement, check out our list of top 10 favorite graduation songs from the '90s.

What to Say in a Graduation Video?

  • You're a rockstar, and you accomplished all on your own! We are so proud of you!

  • It took a lot of hard work to reach this goal. I hope you feel great about what you've accomplished, and I hope you'll continue to be a person who shows up day in and day out for those things that are worthwhile and important in life.

  • Today proves something we have always known about you: you're pretty smart.

  • You did it! Now it's all over. Or it's all beginning, depending on how you look at it.

  • Job well done! Here's to your exciting new future and all the happiness that comes with it.

Funny Grad Messages

  • Welcome to adulthood! It's scary here.

  • Congratulations on graduating. Did you ever think this day would come? We didn't either.

  • I'm not going to congratulate you because I know the harsh reality that comes after graduation. I offer my sympathy instead.

  • Don't forget to thank everyone who was always there for you during your time at school: Caffeine, Ramen, and Google.

  • Respect your elders. We graduated without Google.

High-School Grad Messages

  • High school graduation is an exciting time. It marks both an ending and a beginning; it's warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future.

  • Congratulations on your high school graduation! It's been an honor to watch you learn and grow, and we are very proud of the young woman/man you are today.

  • Graduation is an exciting time. It marks both an ending and a beginning; it's warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future.

  • Today proves something we have always know about you. You're pretty smart!

  • Graduating high school is the start of a new chapter filled with exciting opportunities. Congratulations, and go out and seize the day!

College Grad Messages

  • A hearty congratulations on your college graduation, and wishing you the best for the new beginning in life. May you reach all your goals.

  • Congratulations on your well-deserved degree. As is well known, 'Find a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life." We hope you find just the right job for you.

  • Chase your dreams. Never stop trying. Never stop learning. Live life to the fullest and give it nothing but your best.

  • Congratulations on your great success. Now that you've graduated, it's time to celebrate.

  • Congratulations graduate. Always remember that the most challenging roads lead to beautiful destinations.

Famous School Quotes

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."

- Nelson Mandela

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."

- Bruce Lee

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul."

- Joseph Addison

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for."

- Oprah Winfrey

"We don't stop going to school when we graduate."

- Carol Burnett

A Graduation Gift That Will Last a Lifetime

Whether they're graduating from high school, college, or university, give them the best and most heartfelt gift with a video tribute.

Get friends, family, and classmates to submit videos for that perfect graduation tribute for an unforgettable grad gift.

Check out our Ultimate School Video Guide to learn how to make your Graduation video gift!

Treat your Grad to something special. ♥