Graduation

Graduation Information

Graduation 2024 Date: May 29, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

Location: EagleBank Arena, George Mason Campus, 4500 Patriot Cir, Fairfax, VA 22030


Cap and Gown Ordering

Each Student will be required to order their cap, gown, and tassel unit.  Everything can be ordered online at www.jostens.com.

Have a question?  Please call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) Monday through Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm.

Jostens will be at GHS to distribute Cap and Gown orders to students during all lunches, date TBD,


Mandatory Graduation Practices

There will be two mandatory graduation practices for Seniors, Friday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 28, 2024.   These will be at 8:00 a.m., in the Gainesville HS Auditorium please enter through Door 33. All students must participate in both practices to participate in the ceremony. Students are to leave GHS immediately after graduation practice.


Student Arrival Time for Ceremony

Graduates must be in line, at the loading dock of EagleBank Arena, no later than 6:00 p.m. Students who are late will not be able to participate in the ceremony.


Parent Arrival Time for Ceremony

Parents will be able to enter EagleBank Arena at time to be determined. EagleBank staff will assist with entry and staff will be around the arena passing out programs. For any assistance with handicapped seating, the arena staff will be on hand to assist.


Graduation Decorum

All students are required to wear their red cap, gown, and stole ordered through Jostens. Caps may be decorated but must be two-dimensional and must be pre-approved by an administrator at graduation practice. Gowns may not be decorated. Students should wear dress clothes (dresses, skirts, dress slacks, dress shirts). Dress shoes should also be worn. Keep in mind that you will be walking up a ramp and downstairs when choosing your shoes. Please do not bring purses or bags, as they are not allowed by EagleBank Arena, or anything "extra" as you will not be able to carry them across the stage with you and we will not have staff on hand to collect and keep the items during the ceremony. Balloons, face cut outs, noisemakers, etc. are not allowed.


Parent And Student Graduation Information

Tickets are not required for the ceremony and there is no guest limit. Arena staff will be able to assist with any handicapped parking or seating needs.


ASL Interpreter

If a guest requires the use of an ASL interpreter, please reach out to Mrs. Yearwood at yearwoim@pwcs.edu


Graduation Videography

The graduation ceremony will be videotaped and livestreamed by Memories Videography.

 To order a graduation video please visit their website.


Livestreaming 

A link will be posted prior to the graduation for livestreaming.