Crank up the “Pomp and Circumstance” — graduation is upon us! The best part about a landmark occasion like this one is celebrating with your loved ones, and that starts with the invitation. No matter your degree (PhD, Bachelor’s, high school or even preschool) we’ve figured out the fitting words for your invitation, so the only thing you have to worry about is your grad crossing the stage.

Plan your party with ease using Evite’s digital invitations. Just fill in the following:

  • The what: Tell your guests what they’re being invited to in the Event Title — for instance, the official graduation ceremony or the big after-party
  • The who: Fill in the graduate’s name, parents’ names or a friend’s name
  • The where: Provide the name and address of the school or venue
  • The when: Note when the ceremony or party begins (and ends, if applicable)

Include all other details in the “Message from Host” box, from what degree you or the guest of honor will be graduating with to the deal on the dress code.

After you send out your free invitation, use our “What to Bring” list featured under the “Event Conversation” tab of your invitation to tell guests to bring ceremony necessities such as sunblock and signs, or other party provisions such as a potluck platter. Stress less when you opt for a Premium invite — these come pre-drafted with wording so all you have to do is fill in a few blanks, like the graduate’s name and the location address. Our ad-free Premium invitations come with complementary envelopes and can be purchased for $5 for up to 15 invitations, $12 for up to 50 or $20 for up to 125.

Check out the designs below for wording examples or browse our full graduation collection for more options.

Preschool or Kindergarten Graduation

Got a little smarty pants on your hands? Invite close family and friends to watch as your kid dons his or her first cap and gown. See this free preschool graduation invitation for ideas — and don’t forget to customize with a photo of your grad!

Evite PreSchool Graduation Invitation

Hosting at home? Say “way to go” to your wise little owl using this free graduation party invitation as inspiration.

Evite Preschool Graduation Owl Invitation

High School Graduation

The class of 2016 is officially dismissed! Say congrats to your high school grad by throwing him or her a graduation lunch or party, using this Premium design as a guide.

Evite Congrats to the Grad Graduation Invitation

Planning your own graduation rager? Give props to your fellow grads by sending out a free graduation invitation like this one.

Evite Free High School Graduation Invitation

Or, celebrate the end of an era and the start of a new one with a final farewell party for you and your peers.

Evite Free College Bound Invitation

Undergraduate College Graduation

Plan a bachelor’s bash for your college graduate. Whether it’s an open house or sit-down dinner, you can look to this Premium invitation as a guide. Plus, personalize the invitation with your grad’s senior portrait!

Evite Graduation Invitation Upload Your Own Photo

Or, if you are the grad, invite the loved ones who supported you through it all to the official graduation ceremony. Follow this free invitation as a guide.

Evite Free Class of 2016 Graduation Invitation

Summer graduations are the best time for backyard BBQs. If you’re sending out the invitation yourself, check out this free invitation for inspiration.

Evite Free Grad BBQ Invitation

Graduation for Master’s, Doctorates and other higher education specialties

Congrats, your grad is now one degree hotter! Plan a party for the doctor of the house with a Premium design like this one, inviting friends and family to the ceremony and an after-party.

Evite Graduation Class of 2016 Invitation

Hosting your own shindig? Keep it casual with this free Evite invitation assembling your squad for pizza, beer and congratulations.

Evite Free Pizza and Beer Graduation Invitation

NEXT: Get more graduation party ideas!