High School Grad Guide

Enjoy the traditions of high school graduation with Jostens’ carefully selected graduation tips and advice.

Congratulations! Every high school diploma is the result of a lot of hard work by both parents and graduates. High school graduation is an exciting chapter in the continuing story of your family’s life together. It’s also a moment to celebrate accomplishments, share your memories and look toward the future.

But graduation season is also an emotional time, packed with important life decisions and calendars full of commitments. That’s why Jostens has pulled together the most practical and helpful graduation tips to take the worry and mystery out of this special event.

From graduation etiquette to how to prepare a graduation speech, this guide helps families navigate the unique and special traditions of high school graduation. Learn what to expect from the ceremony, the proper way to wear a cap and gown, and how to talk to relatives if graduation ceremony tickets are restricted to only a few guests. 

Not sure which envelope goes where or how to address formal graduation announcements? We’ve got you covered with an extensive announcement how-to list. We also offer suggestions for how to write a truly meaningful thank you note.

And that’s not all. From the hottest graduation gifts to entertainment ideas for your school’s graduation party, Jostens has sorted through hundreds of graduation tips to bring you the very best high school graduation recommendations out there. We hope our Graduation Guide will alleviate some stress and pave the way for great memories for the entire family.