Congratulate Someone on His or Her Graduation • Letter Templates and Guide

Guide

1Begin by expressing your congratulations for the achievement.
2Acknowledge such things as the effort, dedication, energy, or sacrifice necessary for the achievement.
3Mention the gift, if you are giving one.
4Express good wishes for the future.

Tips

The completion of a college degree by an employee, friend, or associate is a significant achievement which certainly should be recognized. You can also send a congratulatory note if the son or daughter of an employee or associate finishes a significant degree program.

Example Letter #1

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John and I are delighted to hear that you graduated and we extend our hearty congratulations. You have reached an important goal by hard work and perseverance. We know you will take your work ethic into your career and have great success. We have enclosed a small gift and send our best wishes.

Example Letter #2

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Congratulations on receiving your degree! I have heard that the physics program is one of the toughest at the University, and I am quite impressed with you for sticking with it. Your commitment to using your training to improve urban life is commendable. Don't lose the vision!

Please let me know when you begin your job search. Although I can't offer you a job, I have connections with several others who may. Good luck in beginning your new career!

Example Letter #3

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So you finally made it through the mill! I know just how it feels. I couldn't be happier for you. Congratulations!

In the last few years I have watched you grind and be ground. You have really shown your stuff and have every right to be proud.

I am sending a few dollars for you to spend while you are traveling. Eat a good meal now and then. I expect to see great things coming from your direction in the next years!

Example Letter #4

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I was delighted to receive your graduation announcement. I know that you have put in a great deal of work and effort to get to this point, and we want you to know that we are all very proud of you.

Enclosed is a small gift. I hope you will get yourself something you can use and will enjoy. It comes with my best wishes for your future.

Example Letter #5

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Congratulations on the completion of your degree. It has been a long haul for you, but I am sure you will agree that it is all worth it in the end. You face a new chapter in your life now, and I want you to know that my thoughts and best wishes go with you. May you enjoy continued success in the years that lie ahead.