15 Clever Instagram Captions for the First Day of School

Just because you're headed back to school doesn't mean that your Instagram feed has to suffer.

If you're planning on documenting the first day back, you're going to need some stellar captions. Keep scrolling for some of our faves.

For when you're not thrilled about being back at school but your outfit is on point:

"Summer's over, but at least I look cute."


For when starting over at a new school brings you all kinds of opportunities:

"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings."

-Lao Tzu


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For the shot of you feeling way out of your league in a new class:

"Great things never came from comfort zones."


For the photo of you basically falling asleep in class:

"There's no tired like first-day-of-school tired."

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Sleepy yawning

(Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs via RKO Radio Pictures)


For the adorable pic of all of your amazing new school supplies in a neat row:

"Cute school supplies almost make back to school worth it."


For when the first day of school is pure mayhem—but you know the future will be better:

"All great changes are preceded by chaos."

-Deepak Chopra


For the selfie that captures the profound boredom of a dull class:

"I was getting tired of sleeping in and enjoying life, anyway."

Alice in Wonderland: Alice bored and frustrated

(Alice in Wonderland via RKA Radio Pictures)


For deciding this year is going to be a lot different than the last:

"Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create."

-Oprah Winfrey


For the pic of you feeling positive and setting the tone for the rest of the school year:

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

– Dr. Seuss


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For deciding this first day is going to be your day:

"One day or day one. You decide."


For the photo showing that you're barely making it through the first day back in class:

"This is the Mondayest Monday that ever Mondayed."

Garfield and Friends: Calendar full of Mondays

(Garfield and Friends via CBS)


For the first group photo of all of your friends, finally reunited after months apart:

"Best friends are worth giving up 100 summers."


For the shot of you being a picture-perfect student on the first day:

"You never get a second chance to make a great first impression."


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For that selfie showing off a new, energized you for the new school year:

"This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change."

– Taylor Swift


For ending your time at one school and starting life over at a new one:

"That last page turned is a perfect excuse to write a whole new book."

-Toni Sorenson


Not sure what to wear for the big day? Click HERE to find out how to pick the best outfit for back to school.