Time to Celebrate!
Graduation Day is the time to celebrate everyone's hard work and support. Our teachers, principals, and the community want to help all of our students achieve this milestone.
Most spring graduation ceremonies will occur June 10-16, 2022 at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh. Some small high schools will hold ceremonies at various locations in late May.
We will observe any health guidelines in place at the time of graduation.
Check the Graduation Schedule to find out when and where your friend or loved one will be turning their tassel, as well as to access the livestream links for each ceremony.
Concurrent Downtown Events/Traffic Alerts
- Concerts are scheduled for both evenings of Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at nearby Red Hat Amphitheater.
- We will also alert you to any additional traffic-related concerns that might affect planning your trip to the venue.
- Please allow AMPLE time to anticipate traffic congestion, parking issues, walking to the venue and finding your seat. We ask that you be seated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ceremony.
General Tips and Information for Families
- Plan ahead. Students must be in place at least one hour before the ceremony starts. Allow significant time for traffic and parking.
- Carpool. Share a ride from home or school and save on gas and parking.
- If your ceremony is at the Convention Center, consult the City of Raleigh parking map.
- If your ceremony is at Reynolds, you may park in the deck adjacent to the coliseum.
- Practice patience and watch for pedestrians. Thousands of students and patrons of other events will be on sidewalks and crosswalks. Pedestrians should observe crossing signals to stay safe.
Curbside Assistance at the Convention Center
- The parking spaces located along McDowell Street adjacent to the Raleigh Convention Center under the 'Shimmer Wall' will be reserved for passenger drop-offs for the duration of the graduation schedule.
- There will also be a drop-off zone off of Cabarrus Street.
Take a look at just a few of the stories of our amazing graduates!
- Princess Beckwith, Vernon Malone College and Career Academy
- Woodward Tran, Cary High
- Kalik Davis, Knightdale High
- Ava Jeffs, Green Hope High
- Rohit Dhar, Wake STEM Early College High
- Omar Adam, Athens Drive Magnet High/Project SEARCH