Graduation Announcement and Invitation Card Wording Examples

May 10, 2017

Planning an upcoming graduation? Whether you’re sending graduation announcements or printing graduation invitation cards, you want to capture the spirit of your graduate and impress recipients and guests. Perhaps more importantly, you don’t want to accidentally omit key information. From preschool to high school to college, the following lists graduation announcement and invitation wording examples you can use in your own graduation cards.

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What to include in graduation announcements and invitations

Let’s start by covering the essential information you need to include in your graduation cards:

  • Full name of the graduate
  • School name
  • Graduation year (“Class of 2017”)

If you’re sending invitations, your graduation cards should also include:

  • The time and date of the graduation party
  • Graduation party location
  • Special instructions or directions (gifts, menus, BYOB, lawn chairs, etc.)
  • RSVP instructions

Optionally, your graduation cards can also include:

  • Highlights from your graduate’s school career (awards, achievements, sports teams, etc.)
  • Your graduate’s future plans (college, career choice, etc.)
  • Parents’ names
  • A meaningful quote (check out graduation-related quotes here)
  • A thank-you for recipient/guest support

Graduation card wording examples

Now that you know what to include in your graduation cards, let’s take a look at some examples:

Simple graduation announcement example wording

John Doe

Class of 2017

Senior High School

John will be attending State College to pursue his MBA!

Fun and detailed graduation announcement wording example

Whew… he made it!

John Doe is graduating!

Class of 2017 – Senior High School

Suma Cum Laude – Captain Football Team – Debate Club

Help us wish John a wonderful college career at State College, where he will be pursuing his MBA in Fall 2017!

Simple graduation party invitation wording example

Please join us in celebrating the graduation of

Jane Doe

Class of 2017

Senior High School

5pm Saturday, June 3, 2017

55555 Fake Road, Yourtown, USA

Please RSVP by May 25 by calling 555-555-5555

Detailed graduation party invitation wording example

With great pleasure and joy we announce the graduation of

Jane Doe

Class of 2017 – Senior High School

Suma Cum Laude – Captain Volleyball Team – Debate Club

Help us give Jane a proper sendoff to State College, where she will be pursuing a degree in Education!

Proud parents Tom and Mary will be hosting Jane’s graduation party


5pm Saturday, June 3, 2017


55555 Fake Road, Yourtown, USA

Meal and snacks provided, please Bring Your Own Beverages and lawn chair!

Please return the enclosed RSVP card for you and 1 guest by May 25, 2017

Of course, you can put your own personalized spin on your graduation announcements and invitations – make the ultimate graduation party kit.

You can even make your own graduation card design with PsPrint’s free online design tool: simply pick a template and color scheme, then add your own text and images, and print your own custom graduation invitations today.

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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