Here’s what you need to know before attending a Fort Bend ISD graduation ceremony

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Fort Bend ISD high school graduation ceremonies kick off May 23 at the Smart Financial Centre at 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land.

May 23
Dulles High School, 4 p.m.
Clements High School, 7:30 p.m.

May 24
Hightower High School, 9:30 a.m.
Kempner High School, 1 p.m.
Travis High School, 4:30 p.m.
Elkins High School, 8 p.m.

May 25
Marshall High School, 8 a.m.
Willowridge High School, 10:30 a.m.
Austin High School, 1 p.m.
Bush High School, 4:30 p.m.
Ridge Point High School, 8 p.m.

Tickets are distributed by high schools and are required for admission. Children younger than age 2 do not require a ticket as long as they sit in a parent’s lap. Graduates do not need a ticket. Seating is not reserved, and guests may not reserve seats.

Each ceremony will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes. For those who will not be able to attend, each ceremony will be live-streamed. Visit www.fortbendisd.com/graduation to access the link on the day of graduation. Ceremonies will also be available to view on Fort Bend ISD’s YouTube channel a couple of days following the ceremony.

The cost to park at the event is $10 and there is no service fee added to the transaction. Guests can print parking tickets at home, or display it on a mobile phone. For more information about traffic flow and where to park, visit www.fortbendisd.com/graduation.

Cameras and video cameras are allowed, but no tripods. Professional photographers will take photos of each graduate receiving their diploma and as they return to their seat. An email will be sent to graduates seven to 10 days following the ceremony with a link to order prints. There is no obligation to order.

Other prohibited items include balloons, air horns/noisemakers, banners/flags, confetti, weapons, outside food or beverage, tripods, monopods/selfie sticks and laptops/electronic tablets.

Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in sections 102, 103, 202, 204, 206 and 208.

For more information, visit www.smartfinancialcentre.net or call 281-207-6278.

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Christine Hall
Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.
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