Preparing for Graduation
Join us on May 18th at 9am for our Commencement Rehearsal at Recht Field. All graduating seniors must attend. This will be the only practice for Commencement. If you cannot attend you must see Laurie Goodman by Wednesday, May 17 or you will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.
Cap and Gown Distribution
Cap and Gowns will be distributed from 11:00-12:00 PM on May 18th to seniors with a completed checkout sheet in the concession area on the south side of The Pit Gym.
DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2023
PLACE: Recht Field at Boulder HS-1604 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302
View our BHS Graduation Newsletter
11:00 am—Gates Open for Guests. Due to the relaxed COVID restrictions, there is no limit on the number of attendees. All guests are asked to be seated by 11:45 am. ADA accessible seating is available on both the North and South side bleachers, as well as on the field.
11:15 am—Graduates arrive by 11:15 am and report directly to Recht Field in preparation for the Processional. Be on time. Commencement will not be held up for anyone.
12:00 pm—Graduation Ceremony Begins
There will be multiple seating options. Guests can sit either the North or South bleachers, or there will be limited guest seating on the field.
ADA Accessible Seating: These areas are available on both the North and South side bleachers, as well as on the field. Because ADA accessible seating is limited, we ask that only one family member sits with your guest. Please allow ample time to park and be seated as we ask that all guests are seated by 11:45 am so that we can begin the ceremony promptly at 12:00 pm.
The ceremony will be livestreamed. When available, Boulder High will send the link via email/school messenger. Please feel free to share the link with family and friends who are unable to attend the Boulder High School ceremony.
In the event that Saturday’s ceremony needs to be postponed, the contingency date is Sunday, May 21, at 8:30am.
7:30 am—Gates Open for Guests. Due to the relaxed COVID restrictions, there is no limit on the number of attendees. All guests are asked to be seated by 8:15 am. ADA accessible seating is available on both the North and South side bleachers, as well as on the field.
7:45 am—Graduates arrive by 7:45 am and report directly to Recht Field in preparation for the Processional. Be on time. Commencement will not be held up for anyone.
8:30 am—Graduation Ceremony Begins
We expect that graduates take the opportunity to celebrate this important achievement by dressing appropriately. Students should wear clothes and shoes that are both comfortable and appropriate, in line with a dress code that aims to show respect for the graduation ceremony. Graduates are allowed to decorate their cap to display their unique personality, as long as the decorations are appropriate, respectful, and don’t distract from the ceremony.
Tassel: The tassel should be worn over the right temple, just to the right of the eye.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Participation in the commencement ceremony is voluntary and a privilege. If you choose to participate in the ceremony, you are expected to abide by all the requirements outlined here. You may choose not to attend the ceremony and instead pick up your diploma the following week in the school’s counseling office. The honor of participating in graduation is a culminating celebration of your hard work and ambition. Our hope is that each graduate recognizes the gravity of their actions and doesn't risk losing their opportunity to join their classmates on May 21. These expectations will be reviewed again at commencement rehearsal on May 19.
Senior pranks of any kind are strictly prohibited, regardless of the intent or nature. Any student who is involved in any senior pranks from now until graduation will lose their privilege of participating in the ceremony, and their diploma will be mailed to their primary address in Infinite Campus.
Students are expected to act appropriately in accordance with school policy.
Students and families are asked to maintain the dignity of the ceremony out of respect for all who attend. Major disruptions may result in cessation of the remainder of the ceremony.
NO alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises. Individuals who are deemed intoxicated will be asked to leave. BVSD Security and City of Boulder Police Officers will be on site.
All school procedures and policies will be in effect throughout the graduation ceremony.
parking for Graduation
Parking will be limited--make sure you give yourself enough time to find parking and get to the field. We encourage families to plan ahead and either carpool or use other forms of transportation. Limited parking will be available in the 15th and 17th street lots at Boulder High. Parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Please plan accordingly.
Special Parking Information
There are only a limited number of accessible parking spots to Boulder High graduates and their families for the May 20, 2023, ceremony. To enter the accessible lot, you are required to have a special parking permit issued by Boulder High and to display this permit on your dashboard. To reserve an accessible parking spot, please contact Lily Haynes at email@example.com or 720-561-2296 or fill out this form: Graduation Special Parking. To ensure you receive a spot, please make your request as soon as possible.
There will be seating for families on the North and South sides of Recht Field. There will also be a section of accessible seating in the stadium. If you or a family member needs one of these seats, please contact Lily Haynes. Due to the limited accessible seating, we ask that only one family member sit in this area if the person requires assistance. For those who need it, transportation will be available from the accessible parking lot to the accessible seating area.
Lifetouch Graduation Photos
This year we will be working with Lifetouch Shutterfly for graduation portraits at our commencement ceremony. Lifetouch will photograph our graduates as they receive their diplomas. The portraits will be uploaded to a Shutterfly site 3-5 days after the ceremony.
Scan the QR code below or text 9975GY23 to 90738 to opt in to view Boulder High School's Commencement photos from Lifetouch or visit our gallery and enter the access code to get started.
To pre-order your photos, buy an AdvancePay credit online. You'll receive a text message when the gallery is published, and the credit will be automatically applied online—just sign in with your phone number at checkout.