• Jonno White

445 Best Senior Year Graduation Captions And Quotes For Instagram (2022)

Updated: Nov 17

1. “Ready for a fresh start!”


2. “How lucky I am to have something, that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the Pooh


3. “Only you can control your future.”


4. “What she tackles, she conquers.” —Gilmore Girls


5. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.” – Mark Twain


6. “I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing.”


7. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai


8. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”


9. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”


10. “Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side. It’s the climb.”


11. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”


12. “These bittersweet moments will always be with me.”


13. “It’s not a tiara, but it will do for now.” – Unknown


14. “A new time, a new chapter, a new beginning.”


15. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” —J.R.R. Tolkien


16. “Be wise, because the world needs wisdom. If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise, and then just behave like they would.”


17. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder


18. It always seems impossible until it’s done." —Nelson Mandela


19. “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.”


20. “Nobody said it was easy.” – Unknown


21. “This is nothing but a hive, and I am the one and only Queen Bee.” – Brian A. Castle


22. “Our lives are before us, not behind us. Graduation is only a milestone, there are many more to come. Enjoy them!”


23. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”


24. “And so the adventure begins…”


25. “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” – Kerry Washington


26. One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.” —Maya Angelou


27. “Ready for my next big adventure!”


28. “As we go on, we remember all the times we had together.”


29. “We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.”


30. “Senioritis is real.”


31. “May your cap fly as high as your dreams.”


32. “I am ready to face any challenge that might be foolish enough to face me.” – The Office


33. “Hey Siri, how many days until graduation?”


34. “Now it’s time for another little adventure.”


35. “And so the adventure begins.” – Unknown


36. “A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.”


37. “The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” —Edward Koch


38. “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


39. “How lucky am I that I have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”


40. “What, like it’s hard?” – Legally Blonde


41. “Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen once.”


42. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”


43. “Keep looking up! Learn from the past, dream about the future and look up.” – Rachel Boston


44. “Don’t be like the rest of them, darling.”


45. “Last year taught me everything, now it’s time to show the world what I’ve learned.”


46. “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”


47. “Be yourself, because everyone else is already taken.”


48. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” —Judy Garland


49. “The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.”


50. “Own who you are.”


51. “Thank you Mom, Dad, and coffee.” – Unknown


52. “Follow your heart and intuition.”


53. “School goes by in a blur of fun, laughs, and great memories.”


54. “For every dark night, there’s always a brighter day.” —Tupac Shakur


55. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”


56. “We have a bright future ahead of us.”


57. “Oh yeah, look at me and my grad self.” – Unknown


58. “Officially too cool for school!”


59. “To the Class of 20__: we did it!”


60. “Congrats, grad!”


61. “You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that’s wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that’s worse. This is a day.”


62. “These four years flew by so fast, it feels like yesterday we were walking into freshman year.”


63. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.”


64. “Behind you, all your memories. Before you, all your dreams. Around you, all who love you. Within you, all you need.” – Unknown


65. “Four years have flown by, it feels like only yesterday we were walking into freshman year.”


66. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare


67. “Follow your fear.” – Tina Fey


68. “Out of college, money spent. See no future, pay no rent. All the money’s gone, nowhere to go.” – The Beatles


69. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau


70. “I am ready for the ultimate graduation party!”


71. “The thing about new beginnings is that they require something else to end.” – Gossip Girl


72. “We all have two lives: the life we live, and the un-lived life within us. Between the two stands resistance.”


73. “We become what we think about most of the time.”


74. “Your only limit is the amount of willingness that you exhibit.”


75. “It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world.”


76. “Make each day your masterpiece.”


77. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”


78. “Onward!”


79. “I think I’m quite ready for another adventure.” – Bilbo Baggins


80. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.”


81. “It’s the final countdown.”


82. “Pick me. Choose me. Hire me.” – Unknown


83. “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”


84. “There are a million reasons why I shouldn’t be where I am today, but I don’t let any of them hold me back.”


85. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – John F. Kennedy


86. “And this is the part where you find out who you are.” —The Maine


87. “Dear past me, you have got this.”


88. “I knew exactly what to do but in a much more real sense I had no idea what to do.”


89. “Our lives are made up entirely of our choices.”


90. “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”


91. “Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.” —Beyoncé


92. “For those who never believed in me, thank you for giving me something to prove.”


93. “To quote Pirates of the Caribbean, ‘Bring me that horizon.'”


94. “To quote Natasha Bedingfield, ‘The rest is still unwritten.'”


95. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” —Oprah Winfrey


96. “I already had my last first day, now is my last last day!”


97. “Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.”


98. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”


99. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”


100. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”


101. “It’s all fun and games until the last bell rings, then it gets real.”


102. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


103. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”


104. “Thank you to my Mom, Dad, and coffee.”


105. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” —Oscar Wilde


106. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”


107. “We have to dance it out. That’s how we finish.” – Grey’s Anatomy


108. “Life goes by too fast to worry about what other people think.”


109. “School’s out forever!”


110. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe


111. “It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world.” —Legally Blonde


112. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”


113. “Find out who you are and be that person.”


114. “I’m a senior, but I stay a fresh-man.”


115. “This was nothing like Gilmore Girls.”


116. “Whatever you do, do it well.” – Unknown


117. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau


118. “Can’t wait to walk across that stage!”


119. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”


120. “You’re off to great places! Today is your Day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way.”


121. “Dear senior year, thank you for everything – and I mean everything.”


122. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”


123. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”


124. “Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, ‘I must keep going.’ It’s that voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final. That voice that says to you, ‘Get out of bed. Keep going. I will not quit.’”- Cory Booker


125. “Dream big and dare to fail.” —Norman Vaughan


126. “I still have no idea what I’m doing.” – Unknown


127. “Well, I am not usually one for speeches, so goodbye.” – Parks and Recreation


128. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”


129. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”


130. “One day or day one. You decide.”


131. “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving.”


132. “All good things must come to an end, but all great things will continue on.”


133. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”


134. “There is no script. Live your life. Soak it all in.” – Dick Costolo


135. “I’m ready to party!” – Bridesmaids


136. “___days until I walk across that stage”


137. “Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless.” – Unknown


138. “What she tackles, she conquers.” – Gilmore Girls


139. “Officially a college graduate!”


140. “You can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”


141. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”


142. “The sky is not the limit. There are infinite possibilities.”


143. “I owe my diploma to coffee.” – Unknown


144. “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.”


145. “Con-grad-ulations.” – Unknown


146. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” —Michelle Obama


147. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”


148. “As we go on, we remember all the times we had together.” —Vitamin C


149. “The longer you look back, the farther you can look forward.” – Winston Churchill


150. “So grateful for all my friends and family who have supported me through my senior year!”


151. “When you stand up to be counted, tell the world ‘this is my voice.'”


152. “I’m not saying goodbye, I’m saying see you later.”


153. “Now it’s hotter in here by one degree.” – Unknown


154. “There’s just no telling how far I’ll go.” – Moana


155. “Mischief Managed.” —Harry Potter


156. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss


157. “You know it’s wrong to keep doing the same things and expecting different results, right?”


158. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”


159. “I’m not lazy, I’m on energy saving mode.”


160. “Our senior year is like a time capsule, and I can’t wait to open it up in 10 years and see what we were all like.”


161. “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.”


162. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”


163. “I may not be the best, but I sure am doing my best!”


164. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”


165. “Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.”


166. “A year from now everything will be different.”


167. “So grateful to have been in the right place with so many good people and good times.”


168. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”


169. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir


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


171. “If it excites you and scares you at the same time, it probably means you should do it.”


172. “We’re the weird kids, the black sheep, the ones that don’t fit in – and we love it that way.”


173. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln


174. “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.”


175. “journey.” – Michael Josephson


176. “The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” – Edward Koch


177. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” – J.R.R. Tolkien


178. “Your future is only as good as the work you put into it.”


179. “Go forth and set the world on fire.” – St. Ignatius of Loyola


180. “You get to decide the legacy that you leave behind.”


181. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”


182. “Your possibilities are endless.”


183. “It was worth the B.S.” – Unknown


184. “All through my senior year, luckily, I didn’t have too many hard classes, just a lot of electives. I was able to spend most of my time at the practice space.” – Brendon Urie


185. “Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.” – Sigmund Freud


186. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”


187. “Follow your fear.”


188. “Already forgot everything.” – Unknown


189. “This is the beginning of anything you want.”


190. “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” – Corrie Ten Boom


191. “The last years of high school have come to a close and now I am ready to start my college days.”


192. “I graduated, so now I’m like all smart and stuff.” – Unknown


193. “The one where I graduate.”


194. “Proud of my B.S.” – Unknown


195. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.”


196. “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”


197. “I haven’t even begun to peak.” – Dennis Reynolds


198. “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


199. “Did everyone see that? Because I will not be doing it again.” – Pirates of the Caribbean


200. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”


201. “So be a mirror reflecting yourself back, and remembering the times when you thought all of this was too hard and that you’d never make it through.”


202. “Not only am I graduating, but I’m also getting out of school debt free! Thank you, scholarships!”


203. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”


204. “Do more than just exist.” – Steve Maraboli


205. “Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, ‘I must keep going.’ It’s that voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final. That voice that says to you, ‘Get out of bed. Keep going. I will not quit.’”


206. “Don’t stop until you’re proud.” – Unknown


207. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee


208. “Make smart choices, get good grades, be kind.”


209. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.'”


210. “You are never too old to set new goals or to dream a new dream.”


211. “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”


212. “She doesn’t even go here.” – Mean Girls


213. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”


214. “Life is not a dress rehearsal.”


215. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”


216. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”


217. “You can call me a chemistry cylinder because I graduated!”


218. “So thankful for my family, support, and graduation gifts!”


219. “I’m not short, I’m fun-sized.”


220. “Life is what we make it and how we make it – whether we realize it or not.”


221. “You can’t put a limit on how much you can improve or how much you can do.”


222. “Becoming a leader does not entitle you to disrespect others or require them to follow your lead.”


223. “It doesn’t matter that your dream came true if you spent your whole life sleeping.” – Jerry Zucker


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


225. “If your mind can conceive it, you can achieve it.”


226. “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”


227. “Go out and conquer the world.”


228. “The best feeling in the world, is to know that your parents are smiling because of you.” – Unknown


229. “She believed she could, so she did.” – R.S. Grey


230. “Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here. Make good art.” – Neil Gaiman


231. “It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right, I hope you had the time of your life.” —Green Day


232. “The book of life may lead us in different directions, but we had this time together.”


233. “The best views are the hardest to climb.” – Unknown


234. “My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, your dreams stay big, your worries stay small.” – Rascal Flatts


235. “When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”


236. “Life is a party, dress like it.”


237. “The world is my oyster.” – Unknown


238. “To infinity and beyond!”


239. “I can and I will. Watch me.” – Carrie Green


240. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”


241. “I’m not planning on growing up anytime soon!”