Commencement for the Class of 2020 will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the BOK Center, 200 South Denver Ave W., in downtown Tulsa.
Rehearsal will take place Thursday morning on May 14.
Seniors must report to the mezzanine area of the BOK Center no later than 6:30 pm. Upon arrival at the BOK, seniors should enter through the southwest door (look for the "ONEOK Premium Level" sign), turn right and proceed up the escalator to the mezzanine area. Elevators to the mezzanine area are located to the immediate left. In the mezzanine area, there will be teachers and signs to assist with lining up.
Please leave purses, bags, phones, etc., with family members as there will not be security for personal belongings in the line-up area. No students will be allowed to carry anything in the processional.
Rehearsal is required for all seniors! On graduation day, Thursday, May 13, seniors report to their first hour class. At 9 a.m., all seniors will be dismissed to the gym. They will receive their wristband for lining up at rehearsal and that evening's ceremony. Once they receive their wristband, they will get on a school bus to travel to the BOK Center.
Upon arrival at the BOK, seniors should enter through the southwest door (look for the "ONEOK Premium Level" sign), turn right & proceed up the escalator to the mezzanine area. Leadership officers and staff will be present to guide students to the seats. When practice is complete, students will return to the High School to be dismissed for lunch. Students should return to the BOK Center by 6:30 p.m. Students will report to the mezzanine area that they entered during rehearsals. After rehearsal, graduates will know approximately their seating location as well as the aisle they will use for the processional and recessional. Parents may choose to coordinate their choice of seating based on this arrangement.
BOK Restrictions/Requirements for Patrons
The graduation ceremony is a formal occasion and appropriate behavior is expected. The BOK Center regulations do not permit noise makers or any other items which would disrupt the ceremony. Any violations of these regulations may result in confiscation of the items or removal of individuals from the arena. Family members are limited to saving only two seats per person. All unoccupied seats must be released at 7:20 pm. Doors will open a 6 pm.
Appropriate dress for the graduation ceremony will consist of the following worn under the official gown:
Boys: dark or khaki trousers, dark dress shoes, and dark dress socks, along with a dress shirt, preferably white, and a tie.
Girls: a light colored dress which must be shorter than the gown, or black slacks, along with white, taupe, or black shoes.
Approved special recognition items include:
No other recognition or decorative items may be added to the graduation gown or cap. Students whose attire does not comply with these regulations may not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.
Several days before graduation, the gown should be taken out of the wrapper and hung to let the wrinkles fall out. The mortar board is worn flat on the head. Tassels are to be worn on the right side of the cap before graduation and will be moved to the left side as part of the ceremony. DO NOT USE A HOT IRON ON YOUR GOWN OR STOLE!
Transcripts for all current Union students should be requested through Naviance. Graduates of Union High School should complete a transcript request form and mail it with the payment to the address on the form. Transcript requests will not be accepted by phone. More details to be announced later.
Can't make it to the BOK Center or have family out of town? Watch the ceremony online here at http://www.unionsportsnetwork.com/!!
It will also be available on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/user/UnionUview and on the Union Sports App.