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Commencement Plans for Class of 2022

Union High School will host in-person graduation for the Class of 2022 on Saturday, May 21, at Union Tuttle Stadium. Graduation will take place at 11 a.m., with families allotted 10 tickets per graduate. Read the Senior Newsletter for information about Commencment, approporiate attire and more.

In case of inclement weather, commencement will remain on Saturday, May 21, but will be relocated to the UMAC and split into two ceremonies – an 11 a.m. (last names A-K) and a 2 p.m. event (last names L-Z) – due to space considerations.  Students will be divided between ceremonies based upon their last name.  The 10-ticket limitation will still apply.

See also Graduation Celebration, an all-night safe, drug and alcohol-free after-party that has become a Union tradition.  

For updates on graduation, seniors and parents may visit this page: www.unionps.org/commencement

Rehearsal for graduation will take place Friday, May 20 – AFTER SCHOOL. 

Watch Online

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch online. The High School graduation will be broadcast on Union Public Schools’ Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Unionwebmaster. The graduation video will be the newest video once streaming starts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Seniors- you are in your final countdown! Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

Estudiantes de último año: ¡están en cuenta regresiva! Aquí tienes algunas respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes.

Rehearsal

Rehearsal is required for all Seniors!  On the day prior to graduation, May 20. Rehearsal will begin in the arena of the UMAC. Seniors will enter through the UMAC west doors and report inside. Students will be addressed at that time in terms of behavior, dress, etc.  From there students will be divided and sent to  designated areas to line up for the procession. Leadership officers and UHS staff will be present to guide seniors.  When practice is complete students will  be dismissed.  Students are to be at their designated spots which they will receive in instructions during this time, 30 minutes prior to the start of their ceremony on the day of graduation, May 21.  After rehearsal, graduates will know their approximate seating location as well as the aisle they will use for the processional.  Parents may choose to coordinate their choice of seating based on this arrangement.  
*Please bring your cell phone to REHEARSALS ONLY to register for pictures.

Graduation Ceremony

Seniors must report to their designated area 30 minutes prior to the start of their ceremony.  Students will process to their seats.  Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Early College High School Graduates will be seated in the first few rows that will be marked.  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. 

Tickets will be available beginning April 21. Students will use their student ID# to obtain their 10 tickets.  Get tickets here: https://gofan.co/app/events/585439?schoolId=OK13172

Appropriate Dress

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, neutral, or black shoes. 

Approved special recognition items include medals for valedictorians and salutatorians; stoles for Student Council Officers, Class Officers, National Honor Society, Early College High School Graduates, National Technical Honor Society; cords for the top 10% of the graduating class, community service recognition, and distinguished graduate recognition. 
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! 

Appropriate Behavior

The Graduation Ceremony is a formal occasion and appropriate behavior is expected. Noisemakers are not permitted during the ceremony. Any violations of these regulations may result in confiscation of the items or removal from the arena. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Families must have their tickets with them in order to enter the ceremony. 

Transcripts and Diplomas

Seniors planning to attend any type of post-secondary institution (including Tulsa Cmmunity College), will need to request their final transcript in Scoir by May 20 at 3 p.m. Final transcripts will be sent to colleges once they become available (typically around mid-June). Instructions for how to log into Scoir and how to request a final transcript can be found on the “Scoir” page in the College/Career Center course on Canvas.  Questions regarding diplomas?  Call the Registrar at (918) 357-7204.

Questions 

Call the Activities Office at 918-357-7285 or email Director of Student Life Meghan Bender [email protected].

 

 

 

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