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30 Ways to Say Good Luck on Your First Day

30 Ways to Say Good Luck on Your First Day

The first day of anything is rarely an entirely seamless experience. There’s always a mixture of excitement and fear, but also hope and anxiety over the worst possible scenario that may come to pass.

But, as simple as it sounds, a quick ‘good luck on your first day’ message is sometimes all one needs to brighten their day and make the next step seem more manageable.

If you intend to wish someone good luck on their first day, use the examples wishes we’ve collected here to inspire your message.


How to say good luck on your first day of school


01Hey Jane, this is me wishing you good luck on your first day at school! Be a good girl, smile, and be yourself. Good luck, honey!


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02Janey dear, I heard you’ll be going to school soon. I wish you all the best this year and the best first day of all first days. Have fun!


03Hey Janey, it’s that time of the year again, huh? I’m wishing you a terrific first day of school this year. Go, be the star you’re meant to be. Best of luck!


04Janey, dear, time really does fly by so fast. Only a year ago, you were just a little chubby baby. Now, you’re going off to school.
But, here’s the good news: the school is great, and I know you will love it! Good luck on your first day, dear!


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05Hey Bill, I heard you’ll be going to school soon. I hope you have the coolest first day of school ever.


06So, you’re going to school soon…I know you must be experiencing a mix of excitement, fear, hope, and all those big, first-day emotions…but you’ll be fine. You’ll be great! Have fun, Bill.


07Janie! You’re officially a big girl now, going off to school, all on your own. I wish you the best first day in the world, and I know you’ll be great!


08Bill, honey, Mama told me you’re going off to school very soon. I loved school, and I hope you will like it, too. Here are my best wishes for a wonderful first day!


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09Billie! I hope you had a great summer. I heard you’ll be back in school soon, so I pray that you have a great first day this time around.


10Hey Janie and Bill, Mama loves you and wishes you a great first day at school tomorrow. Be nice and stay excellent! I love you both.



How to say good luck on your first day: upon starting university


11Hey Will, I can just imagine how excited you are about university. I’m wishing you the best first day ever. Have fun and stay woke.


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12Yo Mike, I heard you’ll be hitting uni tomorrow. I am wishing you a wonder-filled, babe-filled, swag-filled first day. Have fun. Be cool. And, keep me posted about how it goes.


13Hey Tash, you finally get to attend university just like you always dreamed. I hope and pray that you’ll have a fantastic time, starting with the first day.


14Dear Priya, as you go to university, know that your grandmother and I are praying for you. We wish you the best first day a girl could possibly have.


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15Hey Alaine, I heard you’ll be attending university soon. I just want to wish you a great first day. I hope you have a super memorable one.


16Hey Ziggy, so you’ll be running off to college starting tomorrow? Man, that’s cool. Don’t forget…first impressions go a long way. Otherwise, good luck tomorrow.



17Hey Terry, first day on campus, huh? You must be excited, and rightly so. I vividly remember my first day. I just hope you have a great one.


18So, Terry, I heard you’re heading off to college tomorrow. I hope you’ve thanked God for this incredible moment in your life. Also, happy first day tomorrow. Have fun, and be yourself.


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19First off, congrats on getting into Yale, Julie. And, now that college starts soon, I hope you will have a great time. I am officially wishing you a happy first day at Yale, dear.


20Albert, this is Julie. I was told you’re heading off to uni tomorrow, so I wanna wish you all the best, starting right on your first day.


How to say good luck on your first day of work


21Billie! First off, congrats on that new job. Your aunt and I heard the news, and we were so happy. We want to wish you all the best for tomorrow when you start work.


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22My Darling, Margaret, we hope and pray that you have a wonderful first day at work tomorrow. We’re all so excited for you, and we want you to have only the best.


23Hey Luna, I heard about your new job, congrats. I also heard you are starting work tomorrow. Wow, that’s simply amazing.
I wish I could be there to celebrate with you. But you’re a big girl now, so a good luck wish for your first day tomorrow should do.



24Diego, my man! I just wanted to wish you a great first day tomorrow at FX Technologies. If you have any questions, just ask.


25Mike, darling, your uncle and I are very pleased with the news of your new job. General Motors is an excellent company, and we couldn’t be any prouder. We wish you the very best on your first day tomorrow.


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26Hey Chip, if I could bestow blessings for good fortune, I’d give you buckets of them. But, you’re already a lucky guy. Good luck with the new job. Lots of love.


27Hi Lucy, it’s me, Qualley, your classmate from college. I heard about your new gig, and that you’re starting very soon. Wow. I hope you have a wonderful first day tomorrow and thereafter.


28Hey, I know luck doesn’t do shit, but I still want to wish you the best for tomorrow. I heard you’ll be starting that new job. Just working hard, and you’ll achieve incredible things.


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29Hi, Tony. I heard that someone is a real adult now. I want you to have the best first day at work tomorrow. You deserve it, so go show those guys what you’re made of.


30Hey Tristan, good luck with your new job tomorrow. Keep calm, and get to work 😊😊😊



Not all of us are great wordsmiths or poets with a knack for prose. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t wish your loved ones a great first day of school, university, or work.
Try any one of these example messages and tweak them to fit your situation. Good luck on your first try.