2019 Graduation Schedule

2019 Graduation Information

 

Graduation Date and Time - Graduation will be held at the George Mason University Eagle Bank Arena, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, on Monday June 10th at 7:30 p.m.

The ceremony will last about 2 hours.

 

Doors and Tickets – Tickets are not required. Seating will be first come, first served.   The doors open one hour prior to the start of the event. Students must arrive by 6:30 p.m. Students will proceed out of the Eagle Bank Arena using the North Tunnel. Parents and students should meet at the North Entrance.  Please make exit arrangements with family prior to graduation since the Eagle Bank Arena will be clearing the parking lot quickly.

 

Caps, Gowns, and Graduation - All financial obligations must be paid by June 7th in order to be issued a cap and gown.  They will be issued after graduation practice on Friday June 7th. If you do not pass your classes and pay your obligations, you will not be allowed to participate in graduation.  It is your responsibility to check with Ms. Angela Pilcher in the finance office (703- 924-8015) to see if you owe money. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, please go to sub school 2 to fill out an order form.  

 

Accessible Seating – The main entries are wheelchair accessible; there are no steps or elevators to negotiate. Accessible parking is available outside the South Entry and a drop-off area is available at the West Entry. Special seating for handicapped individuals is available.  You may request this seating from the ushers when you enter the center.  If you have special needs beyond this, please let Heather Brueggen (@email), graduation coordinator; know in writing before May 25.

 

Transportation and Parking - All students, families and guests are responsible for their own transportation to the Eagle Bank Arena.  Parking can be limited so please carpool when possible. Parking will be handled by the Eagle Bank Arena traffic marshals and is available in a first-come, first-served basis. For directions or parking information, please visit the George Mason University visitor website: http://www.gmu.edu/resources/visitors/.

 

What Graduates Are to Wear - Graduates and visitors are expected to dress appropriately and behave respectfully.  Dress for girls: plain colored dress (not short), skirt (not short) and blouse or nice pants suit with dress shoes.  Dress for boys: dark dress slacks (no jeans or shorts), light colored dress shirt and tie with dark dress shoes.  Absolutely no jeans, shorts, tennis shoes or flip flops for anyone! Students are to dress appropriately -- If a student is not dressed appropriately or displays inappropriate behavior, he/she will be removed from the ceremony and will not be allowed to walk across the stage. 

 

Prohibited Items -The following are prohibited in the Eagle Bank Arena:

  • Noise makers of any kind
  • Helium balloons, beach balls, silly string, bubbles and any other material which can be thrown and/or projected inside
  • Decorations and/or alterations of cap or gown. Decorated caps will be confiscated.

 

Violation of these rules could result in your removal from the center by GMU security even if you have not received your diploma.  If you do not receive your diploma at graduation, then you need to schedule an appointment to pick it up at Edison the following week.

 

 

Students will not be able to have cell phones or any electronic devices with them.  The security team will be checking students before graduation begins and will confiscate any items that violate the Eagle Bank Arena rules.

 

 

Behavior Expectations - We need to respect and honor the rules and expectations of the Eagle Bank Arena. Graduation is a dignified ceremony to recognize your accomplishments and to present you to the public as enlightened citizens. Be respectful of the ceremony and the speakers. Hopefully, this will set the stage for future goals and accomplishments. Graduation is a time to be honored; celebrations should come later with family and/or at graduation parties.

 

 

Photography - Individual pictures of graduates receiving their diplomas will be taken by Life Touch. You will receive a post card in the mail from Lifetouch to the parent/guardian with options to purchase a graduation hand shake picture of your student. Additional information and access to commencement images may be obtained by visiting http://events.lifetouch.com.

 

 

IMPORTANT SENIOR CONTACTS

 

Senior Question

Contact Person

Location/Phone

Email

  • All Financial Obligations
  • Senior Dues

 

Angela Pilcher

Finance Office

Main Office

703-924-8015

@email

 

 

  • Senior Dues
  • Prom
  • Senior Picnic

LaMonica Brevard

-Senior Class Sponsor

 Mike Weber

-Senior Class Sponsor

Room A135

924-8161

Room B129

924-8168

@email

 

@email

 

  • Diplomas
  • -Correct Name Spelling

Krystal Brooks

Student Services

703-924-8022

@email

 

  • Graduation Announcements
  • Class of 2018 Rings
  • Class of 2018 Gear

Balfour

703-941-1430

www.Balfour.com

 

@email

 

  • Graduation Rehearsals

Heather Brueggen

 

Room C202

@email

 

 

  • Yearbook

 

Liz Weiderhold

Room C215

Sub School 1

 

@email

 

  • Senior Pictures
  • Cap & Gown Pictures
  • Graduation Pictures

Lifetouch

1-800-445-1191

 

  • Class Administrator
  • Administrator Assist
  • Cap & Gown Sizing ant

 

Belinda Williams

Tara Daley

703-924-8061

703-924-8030

@email

@email

 

MANDATORY PRACTICES AND MEETINGS  

All graduation practices and meetings are mandatory!  The meetings will start at the times listed.  Do not be late.  Remember:  All FCPS substance abuse and behavioral standards must be upheld for all graduation-related events.

 

Senior Picnic: June 5th @ 12:00 p.m. Graduation rehearsal will follow directly after the picnic.  

 

WEDNESDAY June 5th

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Graduation Rehearsal 1: 2:30 in the gym AT EDISON

  • Receive line up assignments
  • Discuss decorum and protocol
  • Practice line up
  • Discuss procedures for processional, receiving of diplomas and recessional

 

Senior Awards Ceremony:  7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium AT EDISON

  • Seniors should be dressed appropriately for an awards ceremony.
  • Parents of honorees are invited.
  1. Awardees Reception to follow in cafeteria

 

THURSDAY, June 6th

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Graduation Rehearsal 2:  1:45 p.m. in the gym AT EDISON (Notice the TIME is different)

  • Procession practice
  • Review of protocol and procedures

 

 

FRIDAY JUNE 7th

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Graduation Rehearsal 3:  11:00 a.m. in the gym AT EDISON (Notice the TIME if different)

  • Full rehearsal to include processional, receiving of diplomas, and recessional with Jr. Marshals and Faculty escorts
  • Review of protocol and procedures

 

Caps and Gowns Distributed: Directly after rehearsal

Caps and gowns will be distributed to those who have met ALL obligations. 

 

 

 

MONDAY JUNE 10th

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Graduation: 7:30 p.m. at the Eagle Bank Arena,

George Mason University **** Students are to arrive at 6:30 p.m. ****

 

All Night Grad Party: 11:00 p.m. at Lee District Rec Center