The Class of 2023 commencement ceremony will be held June 9 at 7:00 pm at Aldrich Arena, 1850 White Bear Avenue. Seniors must report to the ramp area at the west end of the arena by 6:00 pm. Spectators/family members should plan on arriving early to avoid traffic and parking problems.
Graduation caps, gowns, and ceremony tickets will be available to pick up on Wednesday, May 24 during all lunches in the South Campus Cafeteria. Extra caps and gowns will be available for those who didn’t order one.
Admission into the arena is by ticket only.
Tickets: Each graduate will receive four complementary (4) tickets when they pick up their cap and gowns. Be sure to hang on to these tickets.
Need additional tickets? Complete the Google form for additional tickets. Extra tickets are not guaranteed and need to be requested from the student's ISD account.
Don’t need all your tickets? Turn them into the main office to be distributed to those who need additional tickets.
Conduct at Commencement
The commencement exercises are regarded as a dignified event. Graduates have completed thirteen years of education and their invited guests are coming to observe them receiving their high school diploma for this achievement. Therefore, we encourage all seniors, parents, and guests to participate in these ceremonies in a dignified manner.
Students participating in the commencement ceremony are expected to dress appropriately. Male graduates should wear dress shoes, socks, shirts with ties, and pants. Female graduates should wear low heels, skirts, dresses, or slacks. Corsages and flowers may not be worn or carried. Students are not allowed to alter (-ie- draw, paint, add messages) their cap!
Students and families have traditionally conducted themselves very well but we offer the following reminders:
● Throwing the cap following completion of the graduation ceremony is not an acceptable practice and we solicit your cooperation in eliminating this particular display.
● Friends and parents should not bring whistles, air horns or other noisemakers to the arena because the use of these items distracts from the dignity of the ceremony.
● Any student or guest who brings these items or discredits the commencement ceremony by creating a disturbance will be removed from the arena.