The University High School Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2023 will be held at the Palladium (365 City Center Drive, Carmel) on Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m. Doors open for guests at 12:30 p.m. Graduates should arrive by 12:00 p.m. The ceremony traditionally runs until 3 p.m.
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.
Photography & Livestream
There will be a professional photographer at graduation, and the ceremony will be livestreamed on YouTube. Click here to access the livestream. Guests may take photos and videos of the event.
Cellphones and other electronic devices 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
Commencement is a dressy occasion. Graduates are required to be dressed up and ready for this formal school event. Suits are appropriate, as are blazers, button-up shirts, and slacks. Jackets are recommended for anyone wearing dress pants and button-up shirts. Dresses, skirts, or dressy rompers or jumpsuits are also appropriate. Dress shoes are required as well. The commencement ceremony takes place on the raised stage at the Palladium, so very short skirts are to be avoided.
Sneakers, flip flops, denim, shirts without collars, and in general, casual clothing is not permitted. Students who are not dressed appropriately for graduation will not be able to particulate in the ceremony. If there are questions regarding attire, please talk with Ashley Crockett-Lohr or Jennifer Thompson.
Graduates will be given either 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.
Graduates will receive their diplomas from their mentors, so graduates will be seated alphabetically by mentor’s last name.
Though the ceremony will start at 1 p.m., all graduating seniors should arrive at the Palladium no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon).
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 about commencement, please contact:
- Ashley Crockett-Lohr at email@example.com or at 317-733-4475, ext. 126, or
- Jennifer Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 317-733-4475, ext. 158