UCF – Friday 5/30 @ 3pm Seniors must arrive no later than 1:30pm Parents & guests can enter the arena at 2pm. Make sure you have all parts of your graduation attire: – Cap, gown, tassel, hood (purple triangle) – Honor cords – we will not have extra if you forgot yours, so make sure you have them
Tickets Each senior will receive 8 tickets at the end of todays meeting. – You will need to check-out with your guidance counselor and he/she will give you your tickets. – Please make sure you count them before walking away and make sure that you sign for them. – You CAN NOT pick up any one elses tickets
Additional Tickets Seniors needing additional tickets should have already made a request through Mrs. Sherry. These students should see Mrs. Sherry in room 617A starting May 27 th if you did not see her at the breakfast today. If you have unpaid obligations, you will not receive your tickets until those are paid. – You must pay your teacher/sponsor/coach
Arriving at UCF Refer to the map on the back of your info sheet Park in Garage F Parking is free for the graduates car only If your guests require more than 1 car, there is a $5 parking fee and they can park in any available parking garage.
After you park Once you park, exit the garage on the EAST SIDE. You will see the football stadium & practice field.
Green Awning After leaving the east side of the garage, turn right and walk until you see a green awning.
Seniors Enter at Awning Parents and guests CAN NOT enter here! Seniors only! We will open the doors at 1:30pm
Senior Check-in Once you enter, follow the hallway to the holding room and check in with your counselor. Double doors will be open. Restrooms are right here as well.
Find your Counselors table/line Check in with your counselor – They will give you your reader card and a medal – Do not clip your card onto your medal! It will fall off. These chairs will not be here. The floor will be empty except for your counselor tables.
Sit in YOUR ALPHA section Once you have checked in with your counselor, sit in your designated section. This will help the line-up process go smoothly.
Line-Up When we are ready, we will have you line up in # order based on your reader card number. If you are not sitting in the correct section, you will not be in the right order! It is extremely important that you listen to our instructions and follow your leader. There will be two sides: – Side A = Last names A-L – Side B = Last names M-Z
Side A Line-Up Please get in number order as quickly as possible. You are lining up in the tunnels under the arena and you will be standing for a while. Please listen & follow directions through this process!
Side B Line-Up Please get in number order as quickly as possible. You are lining up in the tunnels under the arena and you will be standing for a while. Please listen & follow directions through this process!
Valedictorians & Salutatorians Once you check in with your counselor and get your reader card & medal, you can come to the VIP room. Go through the two sets of double doors & down the hall to the Black & Gold room.
Valedictorians & Salutatorians Refreshments will be served You can review your speaking roles We will come and get you to line up Just so you know what the inside looks like…
Entering the Ceremony Once everyone is lined up and ready, we will being the ceremony (promptly at 3pm) The band will play and both lines will enter at the same time. Valedictorians, Salutatorians, & platform guests will lead the line. (Blue line on diagram) Remain standing until we tell you to sit Do not stand on the chairs!
Entering the Ceremony Line A on Right, Line B on Left
Floor Diagram Line A Line B Band Enter for diploma
Receiving Diplomas Each row will be dismissed to line up to receive diplomas. We will start with the right side (Line A) and then move to the left side (Line B). You will exit the floor through the back right tunnel (A side) and re-enter through the front right tunnel. It is important that you stay in number order
Receiving Diplomas You will have your formal picture taken before / after crossing the stage – Make sure your tassel is on the LEFT! Hand your card to the reader or readers assistant Climb the stairs & cross the stage – Your name will be read as you cross the stage, so please do not wait to hear your name before climbing the stairs! – Please be careful so you dont trip – Dont attempt to do anything foolish Return to your seat
After Diplomas Once everyone has crossed the stage, one of the dignitaries will say that you are officially graduated. Choir will sing Alma Mater Cannons will shoot streamers (its loud) You can toss your cap (dont poke your eye out) Your Senior Class Song will play & we will FORMALLY RECESS!
Formal Recession The dignitaries, Vals, & Sals on stage will exit first. Sides A & B will exit together, but one row at a time starting from the front. PLEASE WAIT TO BE DISMISSED! Once you exit, you will be directed to the holding area and you can exit the way you came in – through the green awning. Please have a plan as to where you will meet your family – it will be very crowded!
Parents & Guests Enter at the front of the arena. They will continue past the green awning to the end of the sidewalk and turn right.
Parents & Guest Entrance Enter at the front of CFE Arena
Parents & Guest Entrance Stairs to the right & left. Elevator on left
Sign Language Interpreter We will have several members of our ASL classes to sign the Pledge of Allegiance as well as the National Anthem. If your family requires a professional sign language interpreter please let Mrs. Bell or Mrs. Perry know before Tuesday, 5/27 by 12pm! If we do not hear from anyone, we will cancel our professional interpreter!
Rules & Regulations – DO NOT BRING: Seniors will be searched upon entering UCF No decorated caps! Even if the college you are attending provided it! – You will have to purchase a new one No beach balls, noise makers, or any other items that may cause a distraction or disturbance No gum
Cell Phone Disclaimer Do not use your cell phone during the ceremony! They should be off & not visible Violations may result in the graduates removal from the ceremony.
Behavior Disclaimer Graduation is a dignified ceremony It is expected that all of our graduates (and their guests) behave properly. If a graduates or guests behavior becomes inappropriate, they will be removed from the ceremony.
Dress Code Ladies: dress or skirt, preferably shorter than your gown, but still in TCHS dress code – Do Not bring a purse, there is no place to store it Men: collared shirt, tie, dark dress pants, dress shoes No flip-flops or tennis shoes. Choose your shoes wisely, you will be standing a lot and need to be comfortable. All clothing, hair styles, & make up should be appropriate so as not to cause a distraction or disruption.
Transcripts You may purchase an official transcript from Mrs. Schiraldi in guidance for $2.
Diplomas You do not actually get your diploma at graduation, just the cover. You can pick up your diploma from the guidance office after graduation.