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 10-15, 2023 at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh or at Progress Energy Performing Arts Center's Meymandi Hall. Some small high schools will hold ceremonies at various locations in late May and early June. Broughton High's ceremony will be on the school's campus in Holliday Gym on June 9.
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
- A concert is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 at Red Hat Amphitheater.
- We will alert you to any additional downtown events and other 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.
- 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.
Graduation Schedule and Livestream Links
Graduation Schedule 2023 (Livestream links will be added in time for the ceremonies.)
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
- Fariha Begum, South Garner High
- Kailey Cunningham, Apex High
- Madelyn Wilson, Apex Friendship High
- Taylor Kerr, Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy
- Zeiad Yakout, Wakefield High