• You must arrive at Southwestern College by 5pm. Be on time please.
  • Students will check in with their Counselors upon arrival at the Graduate Entrance.
  • Dress professionally – No bare mid sections, low cut fronts, inappropriately short dresses/skirts, and/or inappropriate logos on shirts.
  • Cap and Gown should be carried into the staging area. Do not come wearing your cap and gown.  Do not alter your cap and/or gown in any way (no décor).
  • Only pre-approved club sashes may be worn.
  • All graduates will be searched before entering the staging area.
  • The following items are prohibited for graduates: cell phones, ipods, cameras, or any other electronic device. Leave them with your parents.
  • Be on your best behavior = Represent SUHi with Pride and the C/O ’17 with Class!
  • Be sure to put on sunscreen.
  • If needed, bring bobby pins to pin your cap on and/or safety pins for gowns/clothing.

Families can meet you in parking lot outside Graduate Entrance @ end of ceremony.


  • There is no limit on the number of guests you can invite to the ceremony.
  • Guests may begin arriving at 4pm.
  • Guests MAY NOT bring any of the following items:
Strollers, carriers (stroller/carrier corral/check in  will be provided) Airhorns, maracas, other noisemakers Food and beverages (factory sealed water allowed)
Balloons, stickers Banners/signs/posters/fliers Sharp/dangerous items
Frisbees, lawn chairs Backpacks, coolers Tripods for cameras
Weapons, laser pointers Musical instruments Umbrellas, hats w/ large brims
  • Remind guests to wear sunscreen.
  • There is a section secured for wheelchairs and the elderly at the top of the bleachers.

Security will be checking guests at all entry gates.

Graduation Practice:

May 31st, 7:30am – 9:30am, Field, Check In @ 28th St and F Ave – Bring your Senior Clearance Form and Picture ID.  Plan on staying for the entire practice.  Cap and gowns will be distributed after the graduation practice, 9:30am – 10:30am in the Dance Room.

***Please see Parent Graduation Newsletter for more information***