Round Rock ISD announces class of 2021 graduation dates, ceremony formats

Ahead of graduation, Round Rock ISD seniors will have the opportunity to choose between a traditional ceremony or a commencement walk. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Ahead of graduation, Round Rock ISD seniors will have the opportunity to choose between a traditional ceremony or a commencement walk. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

Ahead of graduation, Round Rock ISD seniors will have the opportunity to choose between a traditional ceremony or a commencement walk. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

Round Rock ISD class of 2021 seniors will have the choice between a traditional graduation ceremony or a commencement walk this year.

The traditional ceremony option will take place in the morning with students gathered on the football field for speeches and honorary recognition prior to receiving their diploma, per a March 23 RRISD release. Families and guests will be seated in the stands and will not be allowed on the field for the traditional ceremony.

Early College and Success high schools will each host traditional ceremonies, the release confirmed.

An alternative ceremony—a commencement walk—will be held in the evening. All events will be held at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, located at 10211 W. Parmer Lane, Austin.

High school campuses will send out a choice survey for seniors to select the graduation experience in which they will participate. Seniors may only choose one of the two options, per the release.


Seniors may bring up to 10 guests to the traditional ceremony or the commencement walk, per the release. Any delays or rescheduled dates will be posted on the district's Facebook and Twitter pages, if necessary. Rescheduled events will take place at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex May 30-31, if necessary.

Here are the dates for the class of 2021 graduation schedule.

  • Early College High School

    • May 24: traditional ceremony begins at 8 a.m.



  • Success High School

    • May 24: traditional ceremony begins at 6 p.m.



  • Round Rock High School

    • May 25: traditional ceremony begins at 8 a.m.; commencement walk held from 6-8 p.m.



  • Stony Point High School

    • May 26: traditional ceremony begins at 8 a.m.; commencement walk held from 6-8 p.m.



  • McNeil High School

    • May 27: traditional ceremony begins at 8 a.m.; commencement walk held from 6-8 p.m.



  • Cedar Ridge High School

    • May 28: traditional ceremony begins at 8 a.m.; commencement walk held from 6-8 p.m.



  • Westwood High School

    • May 29: traditional ceremony begins at 8 a.m.; commencement walk held from 6-8 p.m.