The Houston Independent School District will hold graduation ceremonies June 1-12 for the Class of 2022.
A total of 11,438 HISD seniors will walk across the stage at various venues including Barnett, Butler, and Delmar Fieldhouses, NRG Arena and NRG Stadium.
“This is a proud moment for HISD parents, partners, educators and staff who have continuously adapted and overcome every challenge thrown their way,” said Superintendent Millard House II. “We join our graduates in celebrating this milestone knowing that they are now more equipped than ever to succeed in the next phase of their lives.”
This year’s graduating class at Lamar High School also marks the end of a unique journey. Some of the seniors are completing their educational circle with Principal Rita Graves who they started kindergarten with at Roberts Elementary School then followed to Pin Oak Middle School.
“Our graduating class of seniors come from a variety of backgrounds, and each have had their own unique journey to the finish line,” said Graves. “Seeing them reach this milestone, whether they started with me as preschoolers or met me for the first time this year, drives my passion as an educator and excites me for all the things I know they will accomplish.”
Times and locations vary for each school, so be sure and check the full schedule.
Some important considerations for all venues include:
- Seating will be limited and require ticketed access. A limited number of tickets will be issued to each graduate prior to the event.
- Graduates should arrive by 1.5 hours before the start of the ceremony to check-in and line up. Graduates do not need a ticket.
- Guests with tickets can enter the venue one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.
- No flowers, balloons, banners, signs, noise makers, food, or drinks will be allowed into the venue. Guests can bring a clear water bottle as applicable for health needs.
- Students should only enter with cap and gown.
- No cell phones or other electronic devices will be allowed on the venue floor by students.
In keeping with HISD’s core value of student safety, all graduates and guests will be screened using metal detectors and/or security wands. Although there is not a clear bag policy for graduations, bags will be checked. HISD Police, in partnership with other law enforcement, will be on-hand for safety and traffic control. Guests are not allowed to bring weapons, including pocketknives, to the venues.
Families who cannot attend graduation in person can stream ceremonies online by choosing their school in the dropdown menu. Livestream links will be live 10 minutes before the start of the ceremony.