Graduation Information

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Graduation Ceremony: Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, June 9, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.


Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony: 

The Graduation Ceremony is a dignified celebration of the 13 years of hard work and effort our students have undertaken. Davis Senior high School staff works towards making sure the ceremony reflects these accomplishments. Working in collaboration with students, teachers, parents, and members of the community, our graduation staff is proud to host an event that will celebrate the spirit of Davis Senior High School.

Continuing the legacy begun by the Class of 2011, the Class of 2023 is proud to host their graduation ceremony on campus at Halden field at the Ron and Mary Brown Stadium on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. There will be mandatory graduation practice at 8:30 a.m. that same morning. All students must attend graduation practice in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Graduation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This page will be updated with information regularly, so please check back if you have questions.

Accommodation requests for graduation ceremony

Should your guests require special accommodations at the 2023 Davis Senior High School graduation ceremony, please submit the requests to this Google Form.

Graduation Contacts

If you have questions not addressed in this document, you may direct them to Vice Principal Sonam Singh at [email protected]

When is the Senior Assembly?
To be determined at a later date.
How do I get a graduation cap/gown/tassel unit for Graduation?

The school will issue a cap/gown/tassel to each graduate free of charge. These items are ordered and distributed at DHS. Distribution dates will be shared at a later time.

Please make sure you have submitted your cap/gown order at this link: 

How do I apply to be a student speaker at graduation?

Applications become available online on CANVAS starting Wednesday, February 1, 2023. The application and typewritten speech are due on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Finalists will be invited to a live audition held on Thursday, April 13, 2023. Students must be present at the live audition to be considered. Speakers are chosen and notified by Monday, April 17, 2023.

How many seats can I request for the ceremony? How do I get my four tickets for the ceremony?

Each graduate will receive four (4) tickets to the ceremony. Additional tickets may be purchased for $10, which goes to help defray the costs of the event. You may purchase as many extra tickets as you need. Please note that children too big for laps will need a ticket. 

How do I get my four free tickets for the ceremony?
Every student will automatically receive FOUR free tickets. All tickets will be distributed after the mandatory graduation rehearsal the morning of June 9, 2023.
How do I purchase additional graduation tickets?

You may purchase additional tickets online through the BlueDevilOnlinestore starting May 1, 2023 until June 1, 2023.

Who do I talk to regarding special circumstances in obtaining tickets?
Your counselor or any Vice Principal can assist you. Please contact someone at a suitable time.
How will the DSHS staff determine where we sit?
All seating is general admission. It is important that you arrive as a group since all seats including the bleachers are filled from front to back by the ushers. Saving seats is not permitted. Guests will be asked to yield handicap seating to those who need it.
Will I be able to see? Hear?

Yes! We have reputable local businesses in charge of making sure our speeches and names reach all corners of the stadium, and we will have a high definition jumbo screen on site to ensure viewing of all graduates. We will also have sign interpreters present.

When will the additional tickets go on sale to the community?
After we have filled all our graduate’s ticket purchases, we will pout any remaining seats on sale to the community. Additional tickets may be purchased at the Finance Office. Any remaining seats and standing room, only tickets will be sold at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event.
What’s the deal with decorating caps? What about individualized items?

Every school approaches their ceremony differently based on the values of the school and community. No decorated mortar boards will be allowed into the graduation ceremony. This decision is a step to maintain a formal tone to the celebration. Please note that all caps/gowns/tassels are property of DJUSD and may not be modified in any way prior to the event. We do not keep any units in stock. Students without proper attire and an intact cap/gown/tassel will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.

However, individualized stoles, chords, leis, and sashes are welcome!

Are balloons and umbrellas allowed in the stadium?
No balloons, umbrellas or other large items that may obstruct the view of people around you are allowed in the stadium.
How early should my family and friends arrive for the event?
Sale of additional tickets starts at 4:30 p.m. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. for the event. General admission seating will be honored on a first come, first serve basis. There will be no “saving” of seats. We encourage families to arrive early and for your party to arrive together.
How early should graduates arrive to the DHS North Gym prior to the ceremony?
Graduates need to report to the North Gym by 6:00 p.m. All graduates must have their cap/gown/tassel with them. Parents and other guests are not allowed in the North Gym at this time. Please make sure graduates have everything they need prior to entering the gym. No food or drinks are allowed in the gym. Please eat prior to the ceremony since the ceremony is scheduled to last at least 2.5 hours. Water will be provided for all graduates.
Where can we park?
Parking will be available at the Veterans Memorial parking lot and the St. James parking lot. We strongly encourage families to carpool, ride their bikes, or walk to the event. Oak Street will be closed off to through traffic. The North gym/Stadium lot will be handicap parking only (must present a DMV-issued handicap placard or DHS-issued parking pass).
Will reserve parking be available for persons with disabilities?
Yes. Parking for those with DMV and school issued permits will be held in reserve at the North Gym/Stadium parking lot. If you need a handicap parking permit, please request one online when you purchase additional tickets. If you are not purchasing additional tickets you may request a DHS graduation handicap parking permit from Brandi Lutzker, VP Secretary in the Office. If you have a DMV issued handicap placard you do not need a DHS graduation parking permit.
IMPORTANT: Where will we meet our graduates after the event?

An event of this size requires the services of many vendors who need to start taking down equipment (over 4,000 chairs, jumbotron, sound system, video, photo cameras, lots of wiring, etc.) immediately after the ceremony. In order to ensure the safety of all involved the stadium must be cleared so the different crews and their vehicles are able to do their job safely and efficiently.

The event will end with a recessional that will lead students out to the stadium towards the North gym. Please plan in advance a meeting location outside the stadium to meet your graduate after the ceremony.

Where can I learn more about Davis Grad Night?

Davis Grad Night 2023 is a drug and alcohol free, all-night party for the DJUSD graduating seniors.  Graduates will spend the night enjoying music, dancing, special entertainment, games, activities, food galore and a huge raffle.

Who:  All Davis Joint Unified School District graduating high school seniors.

When:  9:30 p.m., Friday June 9, 2023 – 5:00 a.m., Saturday June 10, 2023.

Where:  Emerson Junior High School, Davis

Grad Night 2023 Tickets are Now On Sale. For more info, visit: or check your DJUSD email.