Graduation Information Saturday, June 9 @ 6pm

  • Time and location of Graduation
    • Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Graduates must arrive by 5:15 pm at Gate 1.
      • College Park Center, 600 S Center Street, Arlington, TX
    • Graduation Parking Guide
  • Rehearsal
    • Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:00 am. Graduates must arrive by 10:30 am. Only graduates will be allowed at rehearsal. Parents and small children will not be allowed at rehearsal.
    • Students will be responsible for getting themselves to rehearsal.
  • Tickets
    • Each graduate will be responsible for picking up graduation tickets at graduation rehearsal.
    • If graduates do not attend rehearsal on June 7, 2018, they will not receive their 7 (8 max) free tickets.
    • All tickets are open seating.
    • Children 2 and under do not need a ticket to enter College Park Center (they can sit in an adult’s lap)
    • Handicap seating is available and will be part of the 7 (8 max) free tickets.
    • Additional tickets will not be sold or given away. Exchanges can be made between students after original tickets have been distributed.
  • Proper dress for graduation
    • Upon arrival, graduates will enter through the west door dressed in their cap and gown.
    • Gowns should be pressed, unzipped and unadorned.
    • Caps will be worn flat on your head. Row sponsors will readjust caps so that the “V” is not in front of your forehead. The tassel should be on the left and will be moved to the right during the service.
    • Boys will wear a dress shirt in a light color with dark tie, dark pants (khakis are acceptable), dark socks and dark shoes.
    • Girls will wear a simple dress and appropriate shoes or dark pants with dark shoes. No animal prints. No cowboy boots. No corsages. Flip flops are NOT appropriate. Shoes without straps could hinder walking across the stage as well as up stairs.
    • If you have questions, come to room 219 prior to June 7 or email Ms. Suttles at ksuttles@aisd.net.
  • NO CAP OR GOWN DECORATIONS!!!
  • NO GUM!!!
  • DO NOT BRING A CAMERA OR PURSE.
    • There is no secure place for storage and it will not be allowed on stage.
  • Parking is FREE in the outer lots of UTA as well as in the parking garages.
  • Processional and recessional
    • Students will end at one end of the floor and exit the opposite end.
  • Where to meet after graduation
    • Parents are not allowed in the graduate staging area after graduation. Make meeting arrangements prior to the ceremony.

 

Additional Information

  • Students are given a blank diploma holder when they cross the stage; students will be responsible for picking their diploma up at Lamar the following week after graduation. Pick-up times will be announced at graduation rehearsal.
  • Graduation will be filmed and televised on AISD-TV.
  • If you still need to order your cap and gown, contact Jostens at www.goldengraduation.com by May 15.

Please notes, out of respect for others and for the dignity of this occasion:

  • Horns, bells and other noisemakers are prohibited.
  • Camera tripods will not be allowed.
  • Guests should not come to the aisle to take pictures.
  • All guests should remain seated until the end of the commencement.

 

Congratulations on this HUGE accomplishment!!