BREAKING: Fort Bend ISD announces July graduation ceremony dates

Fort Bend ISD will host graduation ceremonies in July, if public gatherings are deemed safe at that time. (Courtesy Pexels)
Fort Bend ISD will host graduation ceremonies in July, if public gatherings are deemed safe at that time. (Courtesy Pexels)

Fort Bend ISD will host graduation ceremonies in July, if public gatherings are deemed safe at that time. (Courtesy Pexels)

Fort Bend ISD announced in a news release on April 24 that graduation ceremonies will be held July 19-21. All ceremonies will take place at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land.

The district had previously announced that graduation would not take place at the end of May as originally scheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Below are the dates and times for the commencement ceremonies by high school.

Sunday, July 19

Clements High School, 1 p.m.



Austin High School, 4:30 p.m.

Ridge Point High School, 8 p.m.

Monday, July 20

Hightower High School, 9:30 a.m.

Bush High School, 1 p.m.

Elkins High School, 4:30 p.m.


Dulles High School, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21

Marshall High School, 9:30 a.m.

Kempner High School, 1 p.m.

Travis High School, 4:30 p.m.

Willowridge High School, 8 p.m.

The district has said if large gatherings are still not considered safe come July, it will host a virtual graduation at that time.

FBISD said it will confer degrees on May 28, the last day of school, so graduating seniors have them for their post-secondary institutions.

By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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