125 Funny Graduation Quotes for Students

If you’re looking for some funny graduation quotes to add a dash of laughter to your celebration, these sayings will make you smile.

These quotes are perfect for yearbook inscriptions, graduation speeches, or just sharing a good laugh with friends.

Graduation is a big deal. Whether you’re the one tossing your cap in the air or you’re cheering for a friend or a family member a little humor can make this big day even more memorable. Enjoy!

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Short Funny Graduation Quotes

1. “I can’t believe I paid to do this to myself.”

2. “The tassel was worth the hassle.”

3. “Now, it’s time to figure out how to pay back my student loans.”

4. “Graduated and still clueless.”

5. “This diploma looks great on my LinkedIn profile.”

6. “I owe it all to Google and Wikipedia.”

7. “Started from the bottom, now we’re slightly above the bottom.”

8. “I majored in Late Night Study Sessions.”

9. “Is it too late to drop out?”

10. “I’m like 75% sure I graduated.”

11. “Sleep deprived but degree approved.”

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12. “Graduation: The day my parents start collecting interest.”

13. “I’m just here for the diploma selfie.”

14. “I graduated, so now I’m like smart and stuff.”

15. “Brains are awesome. I wish everybody had one.”

16. “Education is important, but coffee is importanter.”

17. “Call me a graduate because I’ve mastered the art of procrastination.”

18. “This hat is proof I can complete a long-term project.”

19. “Look at me adulting all over the place.”

20. “This wasn’t like High School Musical at all.”

21. “Ready to take on the real world (after a few more naps).”

22. “Plot twist: I actually learned something.”

23. “Thanks to my coffee for getting me through.”

24. “I’m just here to find my Troy Bolton.”

25. “4 years, 3 books, and 210 naps later…”

26. “Hire me, I’m funny.”

27. “Graduation: A fancy way of saying ‘I’m unemployed.'”

28. “Thanks, Mom and Dad, for the genes and the jeans (tuition).”

29. “I did it for the ‘Gram.”

30. “Now hot, educated, and broke.”

31. “I can’t believe I got out of bed for this.”

32. “Apparently, I’m an adult now.”

33. “Now accepting job offers. No, seriously, please hire me.”

34. “Let’s give it up for Google, Red Bull, and Wikipedia.”

35. “I need a nap, a job, and a million dollars.”

36. “I guess it’s time to be a real person now.”

37. “I’m officially too cool for school.”

38. “Is it too late to be a stay-at-home child?”

39. “Siri, how do you adult?”

40. “Degree in hand, and clueless as ever.”

41. “Took me four years to look this good in a cap and gown.”

42. “I’m not a businessman; I’m a business, man.”

43. “Ready to party – I mean, pursue my career.”

44. “Graduated but still immature.”

45. “Well, that was a long coffee break.”

46. “I’ve peaked and it’s all downhill from here.”

47. “Can’t wait to use my degree for arguing on Facebook.”

48. “Adultish.”

49. “Mom, I promise I’ll get a job soon.”

50. “To the class of 2024: We literally Google everything.”

Funny High School Senior Grad Quotes 

1. “High School: Where ‘Maybe’ is the highest form of certainty.”

2. “Can I get a refund on all this homework now?”

3. “Just graduated, now I’m free-ish.”

4. “High school was easy. It was like riding a bike. Except the bike was on fire.”

5. “I’m not a senior anymore, I’m a freshman in the real world!”

6. “I’ve learned to say ‘here’ when the real world calls my name.”

7. “I’m not arguing, I’m just explaining why I’m right (and a graduate).”

8. “Remember, when one door closes, another opens. Or you can open the closed door. That’s how doors work.”

9. “I did my waiting! Four years of it! In high school!”

10. “Yes, I’m a senior. No, I don’t know what I’m doing.”

11. “Straight Outta High School.”

12. “I started high school with straight A’s, now I’m not even straight.”

13. “I’m like 104% tired.”

14. “Started from freshman year, now we’re here.”

15. “This is the only time I’ll ever be down with the class (of 2024).”

16. “High School Musical made this look a lot easier.”

17. “Mischief Managed.”

18. “Mastered the art of pretending to listen in class.”

19. “I’m not growing up, I’m just going to college.”

20. “Senioritis is real, but I managed to graduate.”

21. “I’m so bright, not even school could dim me.”

22. “High school was my favorite mistake.”

23. “Now accepting applications for a rich husband.”

24. “Rolling out of bed was my first major accomplishment today.”

25. “I’m actually not funny, I’m just mean and people think I’m joking.”

26. “High school was easy. It’s like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire & you’re in hell.”

27. “Survived high school with a little bit of class and a lot of sass.”

28. “This diploma is my ticket to adulthood. I guess?”

29. “I woke up like this: Educated.”

30. “Beauty and brains, now with a diploma.”

31. “I’m dressed up like a graduate. What’s your superpower?”

32. “I’ve already forgotten everything.”

33. “This wasn’t like the High School Musical at all.”

34. “High school: Lower than college, higher than the rest.”

35. “School’s out, memories past, don’t ever doubt, our friendship will last.”

36. “I don’t always graduate, but when I do, I barely do.”

37. “Did everyone see that? Because I will not be doing it again.”

38. “Finally got my piece of paper, now I’m ready for Netflix.”

39. “So long high school, hello endless pizza delivery jobs.”

40. “I put the ‘lit’ in literature.”

41. “Now to figure out how to do taxes and vote.”

42. “My dog is the only one who understands my post-graduation plans.”

43. “You can’t make me go to adult jail, I’m a graduate!”

44. “I’m not saying I’m Batman, but have you seen me and Batman in the same room?”

45. “Now I can nap without feeling guilty.”

46. “It’s been real and it’s been fun, but it hasn’t been real fun.”

47. “Today, we celebrate our noble achievement of getting through the easiest part of life.”

48. “Graduated with lots of likes but very few skills.”

49. “I’m ready for Netflix to be my full-time job.”

50. “Just graduated from the School of Hard Knocks.”

One-liner Graduation Quotes

1. “High school’s over, life’s not.”

2. “Senioritis: now an alumni.”

3. “Finally, my weekends are mine.”

4. “Did it for the diploma selfie.”

5. “My dog is proud of me.”

6. “Now, to Google ‘how to adult.'”

7. “Survived high school, onto life.”

8. “Is adulting an elective?”

9. “This diploma validates my naps.”

10. “Broke but diploma-rich.”

11. “Started from freshman, now we’re here.”

12. “High school: completed it, mate.”

13. “High school? Next level, please.”

14. “Homework-free since ’24!”

15. “Cap and gown, town bound.”

16. “The tassel’s worth the hassle.”

17. “Pass the diploma, hold the debt.”

18. “Not all who wander are lost, just graduates.”

19. “Graduated! Now, what?”

20. “Master of procrastination now graduated.”

21. “High school: Endgame.”

22. “Diploma achieved. Reality pending.”

23. “Freshman forever, senior no longer.”

24. “Class clown now, CEO later.”

25. “Life’s open book test begins.”

26. “High school? Checked that box.”

27. “Just winged it: exams, eyeliner, life.”

28. “Senioritis survivor and graduate.”

29. “Graduating: more difficult than it looks.”

30. “Out of uniform, into life.”

31. “Life’s loading… Please wait.”

32. “Achieved an expensive piece of paper.”

33. “Caffeine dependency now certified.”

34. “Went in young, came out wise-ish.”

35. “I’m like a superhero, with a gown.”

36. “Done with high school, not drama.”

37. “My pen ran out, but I didn’t.”

38. “School’s out, dreams in.”

39. “Wasn’t a math question, but I solved it.”

40. “I peaked in pre-school.”

41. “Diploma owner, but coffee lover.”

42. “Scholarly in the streets, sleepy in the sheets.”

43. “I put the ‘grad’ in ‘graduate.'”

44. “School’s out, reality checks in.”

45. “Now, let’s talk about my student loan.”

46. “I’m a graduate, any questions?”

47. “School? Completed it, mate.”

48. “This is just my beginning.”

49. “High school: End of an error.”

50. “Part-time student, full-time Netflix enthusiast.”

Funny Graduation Quotes for Friends

1. “We did it! We’re like smart now.”

2. “You’ve just upgraded from Broke Student to Broke Graduate.”

3. “Congrats on getting through the easiest part of adulting!”

4. “Remember, the world is your oyster… but maybe rent first.”

5. “Who needs a degree when you’re school in life?”

6. “Our parents were as relieved as we are.”

7. “Caps off to you, Graduate, but keep the top on your future.”

8. “To my partner in crime, from the classroom to the real world.”

9. “You’ve mastered the art of student loans, now onto life!”

10. “Let’s celebrate with the only thing we can afford: high fives!”

11. “We’re like wine; we get more expensive with age.”

12. “Graduated and still don’t know how to do taxes.”

13. “Here’s to being educated and unemployed!”

14. “I guess we actually have to start adulting now.”

15. “From the classroom to our couches – here we go!”

16. “Now we can nap without guilt!”

17. “Congrats, now you’re just as clueless but with a paper to prove it.”

18. “We came, we saw, we forgot what we were doing.”

19. “Time to switch from a student ID to a happy hour ID.”

20. “Four years later, and we’re still bad at decisions.”

21. “Degree in hand, beer in the other.”

22. “Class of 2024: We’ve seen things.”

23. “Hello to adulthood, goodbye to midnight snacks.”

24. “Graduation: The end of group projects, hopefully.”

25. “Let’s go conquer the world, but first, a nap.”

26. “To more shared successes and group chats!”

27. “We’ve been friends through thick and thin – mostly thick textbooks.”

28. “Now our lives are just a series of ‘So what do you do?'”

29. “Survived school without getting caught copying homework.”

30. “May your caps fly as high as your dreams, and your debts stay low.”

31. “You did it! Now go make that LinkedIn profile shine.”

32. “Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors, like waking up before noon.”

33. “Thanks for being my unpaid therapist during school.”

34. “Let’s promise to be friends until we forget each other’s names.”

35. “Now you’re hot and educated.”

36. “Cheers to never having to do homework again!”

37. “Remember: Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”

38. “Time to adult, but after this weekend.”

39. “May your degree unlock many doors, just not the fridge’s anymore.”

40. “Here’s to making more memories and less student debt.”

41. “Now, the world gets to see how awesome you are. No pressure.”

42. “Welcome to the world of unscheduled naps and uncertainty.”

43. “Proud of you but still not lending you money.”

44. “Let’s celebrate the fact that we never have to take finals again.”

45. “You’ve earned your degree; now please go earn some money.”

46. “The only thing I learned in college was my BS tolerance.”

47. “Don’t worry, I’ll be your reference for your first adult job.”

48. “Graduated but not grown up. Never grow up.”

49. “Remember when we thought passing exams was tough? Welcome to bills.”

50. “To more adventures, unless they involve group projects.”

Funny Graduation Quotes from Famous People

1. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” – Will Rogers

2. “Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what’s going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along.” – Stephen Colbert

3. “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

4. “My dear terrified graduates, you are about to enter the most uncertain and thrilling period of your lives.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

5. “You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.” – Benjamin Franklin

6. “As you set off into the world, don’t be afraid to question your leaders. But don’t ask too many questions at one time, or that’s just annoying.” – Will Ferrell

7. “Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. “Your families are extremely proud of you. You can’t imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.” – Gary Bolding

9. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

10. “Remember, when it comes to applying for jobs, books ARE judged by their cover!” – Patricia Akins

11. “So, what’s it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don’t recommend it.” – Bill Watterson

12. “The best advice I can give anybody about going out into the world is this: Don’t do it. I have been out there. It is a mess.” – Russell Baker

13. “When they hand you your diploma, keep moving. Just in case they try to take it back.” – Anonymous

14. “To those of you who received honors, awards, and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you too may one day be president of the United States.” – George W. Bush

15. “If at first you don’t succeed, try to hide your astonishment.” – Harry Banks

16. “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese

17. “A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success.” – Robert Purvis

18. “The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.” – Doug Larson

19. “At graduation you get to wear a cap and gown, but it’s a good idea to also wear something underneath it.” – Greg Tamblyn

20. “A diploma is basically a subliminal ticket to the alumni fundraiser.” – Greg Tamblyn

21. “Now that you’ve graduated, just remember: Bosses don’t usually accept notes from your mother.” – Melanie White

22. “I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.” – Fred Allen

23. “Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class.” – Al McGuire

24. “The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective.” – Jon Stewart

25. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

Whether it’s for a speech, your yearbook, or just a good laugh with pals, I hope these quotes added some extra fun to your graduation vibes.

Remember, graduation isn’t just about serious stuff. It’s also about enjoying the ride and cracking up a bit. So, go ahead, toss that cap, and keep the good times rolling. Congrats and stay funny, grads! 🎓😄

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