Graduation is on May 25 for this years seniors.

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Graduation is on May 25 for this year’s seniors.

Graduation Information

September 8, 2022

Even though it’s months away, Class of 2023 seniors are ready to graduate. But there’s still a lot that needs to get done between now and then.

Seniors recently received more information about graduation and important upcoming dates. 

Diploma Cover/Tassel Policy

Although many websites, such as Amazon, have adorable tassels and covers, students are not allowed to purchase any. Only students who receive a tassel from a Rider sponsor (such as GPA 3.75 or higher, or National Honor Society) may wear them. Any others will be taken before graduation and returned after.

Each senior is responsible for purchasing their own cap, gown, tassel and diploma cover. If you do not purchase a diploma cover from Graduate Sales, you will not be allowed to keep the cover after graduation. Order now because the prices will go up after Jan. 7. Graduate sales can be reached at 940-723-8866 and is located at 906 Denver. 

Graduation Rehearsal

Practice makes perfect. Every senior who wants to participate in walking the stage must attend graduation rehearsal. It is mandatory unless you have a signed waiver from Dr. Cody Blair. As of right now, rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m. Rehearsal will take place at the stadium.

Important Dates

  1. Sept. 12 and 13 are senior pictures during English classes. Students and parents have been emailed information. Retakes will be Oct. 18.
  2. Graduation information for caps and gowns will be handed out to seniors on Oct. 3 in their English classes. Late orders may be placed without a fee before Jan. 3.
  3. Cap and gown pickups are on March 10 from 8-10 a.m. Students will be called down by last names. Late arrival and CEC students will be called at a later time. 
  4. Graduation pledges will be signed in class on May 15. 
  5. Graduation will be Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. It will take place at the stadium. If weather prevents the outdoor event, graduation will be rescheduled for 10 a.m. at the MPEC on Saturday, May 27.

Dress Code

  • Option One

White or light-colored button up or polo shirt with collar black dress pants with black socks. A tie is optional.

  • Option Two

Black dress (shorts are not allowed). 

Solid black dress shoes or sandals. Sandals must have a back or an enclosed heel.

Stilletos or heels will not be allowed on the turf.

As graduation approaches, more information will be released. Guidelines must be followed if students want to participate in graduation. Failure to comply with the provided guidelines may lead to the student not permitted to walk the stage or their diploma being withheld.

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