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Portrait of a Graduate Senior Conference

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.


Click here for the 2023 Graduations Rebroadcast Schedule

Formal, In-person Graduation Ceremony

Hampton Coliseum,
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:

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.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Display

June 8-22


Each high school’s valedictorian and salutatorian will be honored on the Coliseum’s digital marquee.


Class of 2023 Electronic Billboards

June 11-18


Interstate 64 and 664


Light Up Hampton

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.