Graduation ceremonies for Austin ISD move inside with updated locations and times

Photo of Delco Activity Center exterior
The Delco Activity Center will host graduation ceremonies for several Austin ISD schools. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Delco Activity Center will host graduation ceremonies for several Austin ISD schools. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Due to inclement weather forecasted throughout the week, Austin ISD announced June 1 it would move all remaining graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021 indoors.

Ceremonies were initially set to take place at Toney Burger Stadium, House Park and Nelson Field. They will now be held either inside the Burger Activity Center at 3200 Jones Road, or the Delco Activity Center at 4601 Pecan Brook Drive.

Times for some schools' ceremonies have also been adjusted. Here is the updated graduation schedule:

June 2-Delco Activity Center

LBJ Early College High School & Liberal Arts and Science Academy, 8:30 a.m.

Navarro Early College High School, 11:30 a.m.

Eastside Early College High School, 2:30 p.m.

Northeast Early College High School, 5 p.m.

Anderson High School, 8 p.m.

June 3-Burger Activity Center

Crockett Early College High School, 8:30 a.m.

Travis Early College High School, 11:30 a.m.

Akins Early College High School, 3 p.m.

Bowie High School, 7 p.m.

Masking, social distancing and temperature checks will be required for all in attendance.

More information on AISD graduation events can be found at
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.


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