Graduation Information!!
Graduation Information!!
Posted on 04/13/2023

Important Information Regarding Graduation:

Rehearsal:  June 7, Berglund Center, 2:30PM. Busing will be provided for students from PH to the Berglund Center only. Graduation Ceremony: June 8, Berglund Center, 10AM Caps and gowns have been distributed at PH to graduates who have already ordered them. Request cap/gown purchase from Ms. Patterson in Persinger Hall (540) 853-2296 or call Jostens at 1-800-567-8367. Students will pick up tickets in the Counseling Office (ten tickets per graduate).  Students will be notified when tickets are available for pick up.

More Information for Graduates 

  • FOR REHEARSAL (6/7), graduates must arrive at the Berglund Center by 2:00. Enter at the Special Events Center by the A-frame blue roof. Graduates may dress casually.
  • No one other than graduates will be permitted to attend graduation rehearsal.
  • A bus will be available to transport students form PH to the Berglund Center on 6/7 for rehearsal. This is a one-way trip that will leave the PH bus loop at 1:45.  
  • Graduates need to arrive at the Berglund Center - Special Events Center by 9:00AM 
  • Graduates should dress professionally.  Males...shirt/tie.  Females... dress/skirt/dress slacks.  No jeans or shorts allowed.  Please choose shoes that you can walk in. 
  • Graduates may only wear the purple cap/gown from Jostens and the cords/stoles given to them by school organizations.  No other regalia is allowed. 
  • Cap decorations are allowed, but must be appropriate and must not increase the height of the cap. 
  • Graduates must maintain their assigned seat/order in line. 
  • Please do not bring personal items with you to the Special Events Center.  Leave those items with your family or friends. No purses, no lanyards/keys, no cell phones unless you have a pocket to put it in. 

Information for Guests 

  • Coliseum doors 1, 2 and 12 will open for spectators at 9:00AM.  Graduation will begin at 10:00AM. 
  • Guests requiring handicapped accessibility should use Door #2. 
  • ALL guests MUST have a ticket to enter (even babies/small children). 
  • Graduation will be livestreamed on the Roanoke City Public Schools Facebook page and will be available for viewing after the event. 
  • No air horns or other noisemakers are allowed. 
  • No balloons or other large items that will obstruct the view of others will be allowed. 
  • All bags are subject to search, and security measures will be in place. 
  • A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate as they cross the stage and a digital copy will be provided free of charge.  Guests will not be allowed to gather in the aisles to take pictures.