Graduation Flowers

Graduation flowers are a great addition to any graduation ceremony. This year, as things are opening up again, send festive flowers as an extra thoughtful present.

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Graduation in 2021

Graduation this year differs from school to school and city to city. Your new grad’s school might hold a traditional, but socially distanced, in-person graduation, use a drive-in style vehicle graduation ceremony, or conduct the ceremony over Zoom. However your school or college is doing it this year, a graduation bouquet is a beautiful way to honor a graduate's hard work. Flowers are a great way to celebrate.

Graduation Gifts Delivered for New Grads

Colorful, sweet-smelling flowers, gifts, or live plants from The Bouqs Co. may be just the thing to cheer up somebody who has spent most of the year on distance learning. Our graduation bouquets are exceptional flower gifts since they are farm-fresh and responsibly sourced.

A Bouqs graduation gift is a perfect way to say, "Congratulations!" Also, if your loved one can't celebrate with their family this year, a stunning bouquet can substitute for siblings, aunts and uncles, and grandparents. Whether or not your loved one gets a graduation party this year, you can always count on us for the best flower delivery. Flowers delivered from The Bouqs Co. make a lovely gift whether you can celebrate in-person or just cheer them on from a distance.

What Are Some Popular Graduation Flowers?

Which flower type is the most appropriate graduation flower? After all, different flower gifts have different meanings. Here are some suggestions:

  • Roses - Roses are classic graduation gifts. Red roses symbolize respect, passion, romance, and love. Pink roses show gratitude and appreciation. Arguably the best rose color for gradation is yellow, because it stands for new beginnings.

  • Orchids - While orchids are commonly used in graduation leis, a potted orchid is a special gift in its own right that a graduate might be able to take into their next phase of life.

  • Lilies - Lilies are a beautiful reminder that spring is here, even if we may not be able to spend as much time outside enjoying the weather as we might like.

  • White Freesia - We could all use a fresh start right now, and white freesia is the perfect symbol of a new beginning.

Commencement Dates for the Class of 2021

Many colleges and universities have adjusted to the difficult situation in 2021. Some will hold hybrid commencement ceremonies with in-person and virtual events while others are remaining virtual this year. Here are a few examples of how some schools are handling commencement:

  • New York University. Wednesday, May 19, 2021. NYU is only holding a virtual commencement for the class of 2021 with a commitment to inviting the Class of 2021 back for in-person festivities in the future.

  • Loyola University, Chicago. Monday, May 10 – Saturday, May 15, 2021. Loyola will hold a virtual commencement week from May 10th through May 15th.

  • University of California - Los Angeles. Friday, June 11- Sunday, June 13, 2021. UCLA has committed to holding both in-person and virtual commencement ceremonies in June for both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021.

  • University of California - Berkeley. Virtual: Saturday, May 15, 2021. In-person student-only processions from May 16-20, 2021. Berkeley is holding a campus-wide virtual commencement on May 15th and offering students the option to walk a procession from May 16th to May 20th.

  • Rice University. Friday-Saturday, May 14-15, 2021. Rice will be holding a modified, outdoor-only in-person commencement weekend for both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020. There will also be a live stream of the ceremonies for anyone not attending in person.

  • Penn State. Friday, May 7 - Sunday, May 9, 2021. Penn State has decided to hold in-person commencement ceremonies over a weekend. Students will be limited to only two guests and they will also hold a live stream.

  • The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Saturday, May 1. The University of Michigan will hold a virtual commencement for the Class of 2021 at noon on Saturday, May 1st.

  • University of Texas - Austin. Saturday, May 22, 2021. UT will hold a university-wide commencement at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium with limited capacity, guest limits per student, and social distancing guidelines.

Class of 2021 Graduation Flower Delivery

As you can see, universities have varying plans for ceremonies this year. However your new grad’s school is handling graduation this year, sending flowers is a sweet way to acknowledge their accomplishment and a thoughtful gift to celebrate their achievement in this strange year of distance learning.

For graduation gifts like flowers or live plants, look no farther than The Bouqs Co. to celebrate your loved one's accomplishments. You could even send graduation flowers in the student's school colors to represent the connection your loved one will always have to the place where they made so many memories.


What is a good graduation gift?

Like most gifts, the best graduation gift is suited to the individual Some popular graduation gifts include money, household items for high school students going off to college, computer or phone, phone chargers, and gift cards. Flowers make a great complementary gift that goes along with any other gift you choose to give.

What flower symbolizes graduation?

Carnations are a popular graduation flower because different color carnations can symbolize many different things. Yellow is great for friendship while light red can symbolize admiration. Carnations also come in a wide variety of colors so you can select an arrangement to match the school colors of the graduate! Plumeria and orchids are also associated with graduation because they are traditional flowers used in graduation leis that are popular at many schools.

Why do they give leis at graduation?

In Hawai’i, leis symbolize both arrival and departure. This makes a perfect symbol for graduates who are leaving one phase of their life and entering another. In Hawai’i, aloha is a word for both hello and good-bye. Like aloha, leis carry this dual meaning.