Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 will take place at the Smart Financial Centre on May 28 – 30. Please reference the campus schedule below. Additional information will be provided by your student's campus in the coming months as plans are finalized.
Depending on the size of the class, campuses will determine how many tickets each student gets. Students or their parents/guardians have an opportunity to request additional tickets in March by filling out an online form located on the home page of their campus website. Students and/or parents only need to fill out the online form if they want to request additional tickets. Campuses will redistribute excess tickets to students who requested additional tickets. Each campus will do its best to accommodate requests, but tickets are limited. Families will be notified of how many additional tickets they are allocated. Please note the online ticket request form is not first-come, first-serve. Your student’s campus will communicate the deadline to request tickets.
No. It is not necessary to purchase parking prior to the ceremony. Onsite, paid parking will be available the day of the event for $10. However, it is strongly recommended that guests purchase parking tickets online prior to the event to expedite entering and parking in the lot. See below.
In order to expedite parking the day of the event, families can pre-purchase parking online. The cost to park at the event is $10 and there is no service fee added to your transaction. You can print your parking ticket at home, or display it on your mobile phone. Questions regarding parking may be directed to Smart Financial. Beginning May 1, visit www.fortbendisd.com/graduation to access the link for your campus.
Each ceremony will be streamed live via www.youtube.com. Visit www.fortbendisd.com/graduation to access the link on the day of your child’s graduation. Ceremonies will also be available to view on Fort Bend ISD’s Youtube channel a couple of days following the ceremony.
Parents may bring cameras and video cameras, but no tripods are allowed. Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc. will capture your senior’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Every graduate will be photographed as they receive their diploma and as they return to their seat. An email will be sent to your senior 7-10 days following the ceremony with a link to order prints. There is no obligation to order.
Balloons, air horns/noisemakers, banners/flags and confetti are not allowed. Other prohibited items include, but are not limited to, weapons, outside food or beverage, tripods, monopods or selfie sticks and laptops/electronic tablets.
Students may leave directly from the Smart Financial Centre with their family or ride a bus back to their campus following the ceremony. Guests may meet their graduate outside of the centre in the plaza. Alpha signs will be posted in the plaza to help guests and graduates finding each other easily. Graduates can meet their families by the first letter of their last name.
At the commencement ceremony, students will receive a diploma cover, but their actual diplomas will arrive later to the school. Each high school campus will send out information to parents and students regarding when the diplomas will be available for pick up at the campus. Typically, this occurs later in June or July.