Class of 2023 Graduation
Fort Bend ISD's Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies will be held at FBISD’s Mercer Stadium (16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, 77479). Tickets are not required. Open seating will be in place on a first come, first served basis.
Upon arrival, graduates should gather inside Wheeler Fieldhouse, which is located next to Mercer Stadium. Campuses will notify students what time they should arrive.
Gates will open for guests at 7:15 a.m. for the 8 a.m. ceremonies and 7:15 p.m. for the 8 p.m. ceremonies. Please note, in an effort to provide a safe environment and expedite entry into the stadium, there is a clear bag policy in effect. Visitors may bring clear totes, backpacks and storage bags that do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”, or a clear or solid small clutch bag that does not exceed 4 ½” x 6 ½”.
For additional information about parking, seating, accessibility and what you can and cannot bring into the stadium, visit the graduation FAQs.
Why did the district hold graduations at Mercer Stadium this year?
The district will hold graduation ceremonies at our outdoor facility Mercer Stadium as part of the district's ongoing cost-cutting measures.
Toyota Center costs $616,000 vs. Mercer Stadium costs $250,000
Other venues, such as Smart Financial Center, are also costly and do not allow graduates the ability to bring unlimited guests.
The ceremonies are scheduled at 8 a.m. or 8 p.m. to avoid warmer temperatures. Water and other refreshments will be available for purchase at concession stands.
Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc. will capture each graduate’s photo when they receive their diploma cover and after they exit the stage.
To receive a link to view a graduate's images, parents must register and provide contact information as FBISD cannot release this. To ensure you receive the best pricing options, registration should be done prior to the commencement date.
Each school has an individual QR code and link parents can use to register. Please note, there should only be one registration for each graduate. All parents, grandparents, additional family members, etc. should be under the same registration.
Registration will be discontinued the day after each commencement, but parents can contact the photographer by email (email@example.com) to request a photo link. Requests will take 3-5 business days for a response due to the commencement schedule.
There is no obligation to order and parents may opt-out of receiving emails and/or texts after the first communication.