Want to dress up your congratulations text messages to kids you know who are graduating? Use some emoji characters, and you’ll get more texting cred!
To access emoji from the keyboard in the Messages app, tap the Smiley key (bottom row, second from left).
In the Emoji grid that appears, tap the gray smiley at the bottom to show the Smileys & People category.
Scroll in this category to find the two student emoji: .
When you find them, press and hold one of them to select a skin tone and insert the emoji. Or, scroll further in Smileys & People to find the mortarboard: . You can also enter these characters by typing student or graduate into a text message and then tapping the emoji autocorrection.