HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS GRADUATION CELEBRATION EVENTS
June 1, 2023
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hampton Convention Center
The Portrait of a Hampton Graduate Senior Conference includes presentation sessions, a hiring event (career fair), and on-site interviews. Workforce development professionals and business and industry leaders facilitate workshops on topics aligned with college and career readiness, communication and collaboration, leadership, and a positive sense of self and purpose. Examples of presentations include Successfully Entering the Workforce, Career Skills, Interviewing Techniques, Financial Planning, Tips for Your First Major Purchases, Lifelong Benefits from the Armed Forces, Preparing for a Successful Transition to College, Success as a Student-Athlete in College, and Survival Tips for Life in a College Dorm. Our graduating seniors can also speak with representatives from high-demand industries actively hiring candidates immediately after graduation. In addition, students interested in employment may participate in a first-phase hiring interview with employers looking to hire students immediately or after graduation.
1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Thursday, June 15, 2023, Phoebus, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 16, 2023, Kecoughtan, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 17, 2023, Bethel, 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 17, 2023, Hampton, 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 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.
Each high school’s valedictorian and salutatorian will be honored on the Coliseum’s digital marquee.
Interstate 64 and 664
June 15 - Phoebus High
June 16 - Kecoughtan
June 17 - Bethel
June 18 - Hampton High
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.