The University High School Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2018 will be held at the Palladium (365 City Center Drive, Carmel) on Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. Doors open for guests at 12:30 p.m.  The ceremony traditionally runs until 3:00 and is followed by a reception hosted by the University High School Parent Association.

All are welcome to attend; this is not a ticketed event. There will be complimentary valet parking starting at 12:30 p.m. (gratuities not included) available for all guests.  Graduates will not be able to valet park.

Information for graduates and their families:

There will be a professional photographer, Jamie Owens, at graduation.  Details will be available on our school’s website for those interested in purchasing photos from the graduation ceremony.  Guests may take photos and videos of the event.

Cellphones and other electronic devices (including iWatches) are NOT allowed on the stage of The Palladium.  Graduates should plan to leave their devices in a secure location prior to taking the stage for the commencement exercises.

Attire for graduates:  This is a dressy occasion.  Graduates are required to be dressed up and ready for this formal event.  Specifically, boys are asked to wear formal clothing:  collared shirt and tie, suit or blazer and dress slacks, dress shoes (no sandals, please) and socks.  Girls are asked to wear dresses, skirts or dressy pants, dress shoes or very dressy sandals (no flip flops, please).  The commencement ceremony takes place on the raised stage at The Palladium.  Very short skirts are to be avoided.  Graduates are asked to dress up for a formal, school event.  If there are questions regarding attire, please talk with Nancy Webster.  Students who are not dressed appropriately for graduation will not be able to participate in the commencement exercises.

Graduates will be given a long-stemmed white rose with a navy ribbon to carry or a white rose boutonniere with navy ribbon to pin on the right side of their jacket/dress.

Though the ceremony will start at 1 p.m., we need all graduating seniors to be at the Palladium no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon). Graduates will take a professional class photo promptly at 12 p.m.!

Doors will open to all guests at 12:30 p.m., and the ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

The Palladium is ADA compliant. There are accessible parking spaces, accessible restrooms, elevators, and special seating arrangements available for guests who need them. Visit the Palladium website for details on accessibility and contact the Palladium directly to make any special accommodations.

With questions, please contact Nancy Webster at nwebster@universityhighschool.org, 317-733-4475, ext. 102, or 317-506-4727.