Graduation for the Class of 2023 will take place on Saturday, June 3rd, beginning at 10:00am, at Drolette Stadium (weather permitting). The livestream will be available from the district’s YouTube channel. The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets will be distributed to graduating Seniors at the graduation practice on June 2nd – six tickets per graduate.
● Monday, April 17th: Senior Breakfast & Distribution of cap and gown.
● Friday, June 2nd: Final day of school for Seniors
● Friday, June 2nd: Mandatory Graduation Practice
● Saturday, June 3rd: Class of 2023 Graduation Commencement Ceremony and Livestream at 10:00am
LIVESTREAM OF GRADUATION CEREMONY
Link to Graduation Livestream on June 3rd: https://www.youtube.com/
This will remain available to view after June 3rd for additional viewing.
MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE
Tickets will be distributed to students at graduation practice.
Lost or damaged tickets will not be replaced.
No one will be allowed entrance to the event without a ticket, including children.
ARRIVAL & PARKING
Gates will open one hour prior to the graduation ceremony, at 9:00am.
Graduates are expected to arrive and report to the field no later than 9:30am so that the graduation ceremony can start on time.
Graduates must arrive wearing their cap and gown.
We encourage graduates and their ticket holders to arrive together due to limited parking.
Parking will be available in the upper and lower parking lots of Benicia High School.
Entrance to the event will be at the front of the stadium only.
No parking or entry will be allowed from Mary Farmar Elementary School’s parking lot, with the exception of disabled guests with a valid vehicle placard or license plate.
GRADUATION ATTIRE FOR SENIORS
Graduates should wear appropriate attire under their cap and gown, with their gown zipped up prior to the start of the ceremony.
Flat shoes, tennis shoes, sandals, or wedges only – no high heels allowed on the track or turf field.
Students are allowed to decorate their graduation caps, but they must be school appropriate.
If a graduate has not yet ordered their cap and gown, they should do so immediately through the Jostens website.
Cap and gown orders will be distributed to Seniors at the Senior Breakfast on April 25th at 8:30am.
GRADUATION CEREMONY PICTURES
GradImages will be on site at graduation to take pictures of each graduate as they are announced and as they receive their diploma cover.
Families will receive the proof and ordering information by mail two to three weeks after graduation, to the mailing address provided by the graduate.
Seniors must complete THIS FORM to provide their mailing address for the graduation photos and the phonetic spelling of their name to be announced at graduation. (Form requires students to be logged into their BUSD student account.)
Graduates receive their diploma cover at graduation when their name is announced.
After the graduation ceremony has ended, graduates will proceed down to the gym area to pick up their diploma.
Only graduates will be permitted into the gym to pick up their diploma, then they will exit to the front of the gym, where they can then meet their guests.