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2024 Graduation Ceremonies

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Stuart C. Siegel Center

  • 2 p.m. - ECA Graduation-Reynolds

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Virginia Union University - Living and Learning Center

  • 9 a.m. - Open High School (Asynchronous learning day for all other students)
  • 12 p.m. - Richmond Community High School (Asynchronous learning day for all other students)
  • 3 p.m. - Franklin Military Academy  (12 p.m. dismissal for all other students)
  • 6 p.m. - Richmond Virtual Academy (Regular schedule for all other students)

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Greater Richmond Convention Center

  • 12 p.m. - Huguenot High School (Asynchronous learning day for all other students)
  • 3 p.m. - John Marshall High School (Asynchronous learning day for all other students)
  • 6 p.m. - Thomas Jefferson High School (12 p.m. dismissal for all other students)

Friday, May 31, 2024

Greater Richmond Convention Center

  • 12 p.m. - Armstrong High School (Asynchronous learning day for all other students)
  • 3 p.m. - Richmond High School for the Arts (Asynchronous learning day for all other students)

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Huguenot High School Auditorium

  • 4 p.m. - Summer Graduation Ceremony

The following protocols will be in place for attendees at all RPS graduations:

  • Each graduate will receive five tickets. All attendees must have a ticket to enter the venue. NO exceptions.

  • Graduates will not be allowed to enter the venue in their regalia. 

  • No re-entry will be permitted once an attendee has exited the building.

  • No bags will be permitted into the ceremonies with the exception of  a clear gallon-sized, zip-lock bag that may be used for personal care items for infants and toddlers, keys, and cell phones.

  • RPS will not provide zip-lock bags; they must be brought by the attendee.

  • Metal detectors will be used at all venues.

  • All attendees including graduates, family members, RPS staff, Board Members, and any other guests will go through the metal detectors, be screened by security, and may be searched. 

  • No outside food or drinks will be permitted, including water bottles.

  • No weapons of any kind (including knives) or illegal substances will be permitted in the venue.

  • No balloons, flowers, or amplified sound devices such as bull horns will be permitted inside the venue.

  • All minor children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Absolutely no loitering will be permitted in the venue, outside of the venue, or in the parking lots during or after the ceremonies.

  • Attendees must exit the premises immediately following the conclusion of the ceremony. 

  • We are recommending that families have a designated meeting area away from the venue.

Graduation Updates

Good afternoon, RPS Seniors and Families! 

Happy Graduation Month! A few reminders this week: 

  • Parking: Don’t forget! For graduations happening at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, the parking deck costs $8 to park. We recommend carpooling if you can — we will have graduation guests leaving one ceremony as guests arrive for the next, and we want to have a smooth parking experience for everyone. 

Read More about Parking, Grades, Regalia

Dear RPS Seniors and Families,

Congratulations! We are just over a month away from our graduation ceremonies, and excited to begin sharing information about important milestones  on your road to graduation. Expect regular updates from RPS over the next month, and keep an eye out for school-specific notes from your principal and Administration, as well. 

Read More about Graduation Season Kick Off!