HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS GRADUATION CELEBRATION EVENTS
June 4 – Kecoughtan - 9:00 a.m. KHS Parade Route
June 4 – Phoebus - 1:30 p.m. PHS Parade Route
June 11 – Hampton - 9:00 a.m. HHS Parade Route
June 11– Bethel - 1:30 p.m. BHS Parade Route
Each graduate will be permitted to have one vehicle in the parade.
Graduates may decorate their vehicle in appropriate celebratory decorations. Additional signage (e.g., highest honors, honors, 2022 graduate) will be provided by the respective high school. We ask that those signs are visible on the dashboard of the vehicle.
Graduates must arrive at the designated location no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade wearing your graduation cap and gown.
The parades will occur rain or shine. In the event of severe inclement weather, the affected parade(s) will unfortunately need to be canceled.
1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
June 16 - Hampton - 7:00 p.m.
June 17 - Phoebus - 7:00 p.m.
June 18 - Kecoughtan - 9:00 a.m.
June 18 - Bethel - 1:30 p.m.
In an effort to ensure that everyone experiences an enjoyable graduation ceremony, we ask guests to follow the following guidelines and procedures:
Please adhere to the dress code printed on the reverse side of the graduation ticket.
Entrance doors will be closed once graduates are called to receive diplomas.
Seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Limit celebration to polite and brief applause.
Aisles must remain clear; those video recording or taking photos should remain in their seats.
Items not permitted include: strollers, flowers, gifts, gift bags, balloons, banners, signs, laser lights and air horns.
All graduates and guests are encouraged to wear a face covering at all times.
All graduates and guests are required to self-administer a Health Assessment Questionnaire BEFORE arriving at the Hampton Coliseum. Any graduate or guest who does not feel well should remain at home.
All graduations will be streamed live on WHCS TV (Cox 46, Verizon Fios 20).
To order a graduation dvd or flash drive: Mail a money order or check (payable to Hampton City Schools) to: TV Services - 1819 Nickerson Blvd., Hampton, VA 23663
DVDs and flash drives are $20 each. Include a note with your check or money order indicating whether you want a dvd or flash drive and which school’s graduation ceremony. Also include your name and phone number as well as address where you would like the dvd or flash drive mailed.
May 25-June 25
Each high school’s valedictorian and salutatorian will be honored on the Coliseum’s digital marquee.
Interstate 64 and 664
June 16 - Hampton
June 17 - Phoebus
June 18 - Kecoughtan
June 19 - Bethel
Hampton City Hall, Hampton Convention Center, and the Virginia Air & Space Science Center will be lit up in each school’s colors on the designated evening listed above.