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Graduation 2024

The Class of 2024 will become graduates in...


Updated May 14, 2024  (Any updates to this page moving forward will be added at the top)


This year, seniors will be able to decorate their caps if they so choose.  All cap decorations must be school-appropriate and only 2-dimensional (no building up or out).  No decorations of any kind should stick up on top or hang below the mortarboard. Mortarboards should be worn parallel to the ground.  

Graduation gowns must be worn correctly, with fronts fully zipped over school-appropriate clothing. Administrators may check under gowns if they suspect inappropriate dress or items that do not belong on the graduation stage, such as noisemakers, beach balls, or other props.

Honor cords, stoles, medals, and pins are provided through the school or district and must be approved by the school administration. Culturally- significant regalia is permitted. Culturally-significant regalia include ceremonial accessories or attire that are significant to the graduate’s culture as a whole and appropriate to that culture’s traditional rites of passage. This does not include items that are of personal significance to the graduate. School-appropriate jewelry and items of personal significance may be worn in a way that does not detract from the uniform appearance of the cap and gown.  Students are encouraged to address any questions regarding cap, gown, or graduation with SEHS administrators well prior to graduation should questions arise. 

How to Dress for Graduation


Updated May 6, 2024

The Class of 2024 Commencement ceremony will take place in Silva Concert Hall at Hult Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00pm, Saturday, June 8, 2024. The venue address is 1 Eugene Center, Eugene, OR 97401


If you haven’t ordered your cap & gown yet, please contact Eric in the main office
If the cost of a cap & gown presents a financial burden, please contact Eric in the main office: 
South Eugene High School partners with Miners Graduate Services to provide everything you need and more!  For more information, click here.

Cap & Gown sets will be distributed during lunch and after school throughout the week of May 13, in the main hallway next to the Counseling Center. 

How to Dress for Graduation 

Graduation tickets will be distributed along with caps & gowns beginning Monday, May 13, from the conference room window in the main hall (to the left of the counseling office) all week, during lunch & after school. Click here to see our detailed ticket distribution policy & timeline. *You must have compeleted the check-out process to pick up tickets and cap/gown*

Seniors can get up to 6 tickets during the initial distribution, but we ask that you only take as many as you know will be put to use. Parents should communicate clearly with graduates to make sure you are on the same page about (1) the number of tickets they should request, and (2) your desired seating section. Graduates will be seated on the stage during the ceremony, and seating in the audience for ticketed guests is first-come, first-served within your assigned section. Seniors will be asked if they would like tickets for Orchestra, Mezzanine, or Balcony, so if parents have a strong preference, students will need to know that before they request tickets in a particular section; section choice is also first-come, first-served. If you are unfamiliar with the venue, we recommend searching ‘Hult Center Seating Map’ in Google Images for reference before choosing a section.


 Lost or stolen tickets cannot be replaced; tickets should be stored in a safe place immediately after pick-up. 

***There is a lottery process for families who want more than 6 tickets for the graduation ceremony. Please fill out the lottery interest form if you know that you need more than 6 tickets.***

Graduation rehearsal will be held the morning of Saturday, June 8th. Graduates must arrive in the courtyard at the Studio entrance by 8:55am for a prompt 9am start. Rehearsal is MANDATORY; there are no exceptions. Students must be present at rehearsal in order to participate in the evening ceremony. Rehearsal should be expected to last about an hour and a half, with performers & speakers staying at the end to rehearse their pieces. Students will enter through The Studio entrance, down the exterior steps on the east side of the building.

Arrows indicate the entrance for graduates

Graduates have the afternoon to get ready, then must be back at the Hult Center to check in at The Studio by 6:00pm and get set for the class photo at 6:15pm. Please allow yourself plenty of time to find parking so that you can make it to check in on time.

Please fill out this form for any accessibility needs or accommodation requests. You can visit The Hult Center or Performing Arts Accessibility page for more information on the facility and their services. Seniors can purchase tickets HERE 


The Senior Graduation Party is not a school sponsored event. Organized by South parent volunteers, in collaboration with Friends of South, the Senior Graduation Party will be held at the U of O Rec Center from 10:00pm – 2:00am. Seniors can buy tickets HERE. Please contact with any questions.