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2020 Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

Jun 11, 2020 | Community Relations

What are the dates and venue for graduation?

  • Friday, June 26, 8 p.m. – George Ranch High School at Legacy Stadium
    Rainout: Saturday, June 27, 9:30 a.m.

  • Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m. – Fulshear High School at Legacy Stadium
    Rainout: Sunday, June 28, 9:30 a.m.

  • Sunday, June 28, 8 p.m. – Foster High School at Legacy Stadium
    Rainout: Monday, June 29, 9:30 a.m.

  • Monday, June 29, 8 p.m. – Lamar Consolidated High School at Legacy Stadium
    Rainout: Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 a.m.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 8 p.m. – Terry High School at Legacy Stadium
    Rainout: Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 a.m.

How many guest tickets will each graduate receive?

Per the TEA Guidance for Graduation released on May 6, outdoor ceremonies are required to provide 6 feet or more of spacing between all participants. Legacy Stadium can only accommodate sitting groups of 4 or 8 to meet established guidelines and adhere to a maximum seating capacity of 3,600.

To ensure compliance with TEA guidance, graduates at Foster, Terry and George Ranch high schools will receive 4 guest tickets each due to the number of graduates at those campuses. Since Lamar Consolidated and Fulshear high schools have smaller graduating classes, they will receive 8 guest tickets. The guests of each graduate are required to sit together as a group of 4 at designated seating in Legacy Stadium, ensuring 6 feet of separation between each group of guests. Guests will be able to easily identify groupings of 4 seats by marked stadium seats and signage.

Additionally, all Lamar CISD graduation ceremonies will be streamed live on the District’s website and YouTube channel.

Guests 3 years of age or older will need a ticket to attend the graduation ceremony.

How many parking tags will each graduate receive?

Each graduate will receive 2 parking tags.

Is there a cost for parking?

There is no charge for parking at Legacy Stadium.

When will graduates receive their ceremony information?

Graduates may pick up their graduation and parking tickets at their respective campuses.

What time may I enter Legacy Stadium?

The Legacy Stadium gates will open at 6:45 p.m. for graduate and guest arrival.

What entrance will Graduate use at Legacy Stadium?

Graduates may enter Legacy Stadium from two sides (A or B side). Signage will be available at the entrance of Legacy Stadium to direct Graduates to the appropriate location.

Where will students be seated on the field?

The field at Legacy Stadium will be split into 2 sections (section A and B). Chairs will be arranged at each section marked with the names of the graduates. Graduates will be seated in the chair corresponding to their name.

Click here to view a map of Legacy Stadium.

What are the Graduate Guidelines?

  • Caps and gowns should be carried until graduate has checked in at designated entrance.

  • Decorations are not allowed on caps and tassels worn on the right side of the cap.

  • Due to the turf at Legacy Stadium, it is asked that heels are not worn for safety reasons.

  • Graduates are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, preferably with pockets to secure car keys and cell phone.

  • Cell phones must be turned off and not visible during the ceremony. No additional items will be permitted on the field.

    What are the Guest Guidelines?

    Guests of graduates are expected to sit together at clearly marked seats of (4).

What is the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) medical screening?

  • Graduates and guests are expected to adhere to signage regarding medical self-screening of COVID-19 symptoms before entering the graduation ceremony and when in line at the concession or restroom maintain 6 feet of social distancing.

  • Graduates and guests that have experienced any of the following symptoms within the last 48 hours may NOT enter the graduation ceremony: fever greater than or equal to 100.0; Shortness of breath, cough, chills, diarrhea, headache, sore throat; New loss of taste or smell.

  • Graduates and guest that have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Coronavirus, or who has COVID-19 within the past 14 days may NOT enter the graduation ceremony.

  • The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings. We are encouraging all guests attending the graduation ceremony to wear a face mask. 

Is food allowed in the stadium?

No outside food or drink is allowed into Legacy Stadium. Graduates will have water made available to them at their stadium check-in location. Bottled water and drinks will be sold onsite.

Will there be a Clear Bag Policy?

Yes, please use the link to view the Clear Bag Policy for Graduation Ceremonies.

Click here to view the Clear Bag Policy for graduation.

Are stadium seats allowed in Legacy Stadium?

Yes, guests are welcome to bring stadium seats. 

The following items are prohibited within Legacy Stadium.

  • Air horns/Noisemakers

  • Balloons

  • Banners

  • Flowers

  • Food/Drink

  • Gifts

  • Laser Pointers

  • Signs larger than 2'x2'

  • Weapons (concealed and open carry prohibited)

What is the inclement weather plan?

Every effort will be made to hold each ceremony, but in the event of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:30 a.m. the following day. Legacy Stadium gates will open at 7:45 a.m. for graduate and guest arrival.

What is the recommended attire for graduates participating in the ceremony?

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the temperature and humidity. Flat shoes are recommended for the graduates to walk on the turf field. Information regarding preferred ceremony attire will be provided by your child’s campus.

Do you have handicap seating?

Yes, handicap seating is available on the concourse level.

Do you provide wheelchairs?

Yes, wheelchair escorts are available. However, due to a limited number of wheelchairs, the wheelchairs may not remain with the guest during the ceremony.

Do you have elevators?

Yes, elevators are located on both sides of the stadium.

May I bring a camera or recording device into the ceremony?

Yes, cameras and recording devices are allowed. However, tripods and other professional equipment is prohibited. Camera and equipment including cords are not allowed in aisles or walkways.

What is the procedure for exiting the stadium?

At the end of the graduation ceremony, guests will remain seated until their section is dismissed and then immediately exit the stadium.

Can we gather outside the stadium following the graduation ceremony?

Congregation of groups after the ceremony is not allowed. Graduates and their families will continue their celebration, including taking photographs, at home.

What sanitizing practices will be in place?

Hand sanitizing stations will be available at entrances and throughout Legacy Stadium. The stadium will be disinfected between ceremonies.

How long is the graduation ceremony?

The ceremony is approximately (2) hours long.

How will diplomas be distributed?

Principals will not be handing out diploma covers to students or shaking the graduate’s hand. Diploma covers will be placed on a table on the stage. When the graduate’s name is called, each student will pick up his or her diploma cover from the table. All diploma covers will be stacked on the table by staff members wearing masks and gloves.

Students' high school diploma will be mailed.

General Information:

  • Links to the Legacy Stadium parking map and graduation information will be available at Graduation FAQ page.