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Commencement

2024 Commencement

Commencement will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18 outside at Union Tuttle Stadium by the High School,  6636 S. Mingo Road.

In the event of inclement weather, graduation ceremonies will be moved inside the UMAC and split into two ceremonies: 10 a.m. for seniors whose last names start with A-K, and at 2 p.m. for seniors whose last names start with L-Z. If the event is moved inside, Union hopes it can make an announcement by Thursday, May 16 so families can prepare to honor their seniors.

The event will be streamed live online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljh3tV9P334.

Many details have been shared on Canvas, a portal open to seniors and contains information Senior Week, tickets to Commencement, Senior Walk, etc. See Senior Packet

Tickets

Each senior will be able to receive 10 tickets for family members and friends to attend the ceremony. Tickets became available April 17, and are available online: https://gofan.co/app/school/OK13172. A student ID will be needed to obtain the tickets.
Instructions to buy tickets are posted on Canvas, a portal open to seniors.

Graduation Ceremony

Seniors must report to their designated area 30 minutes prior to the start of their ceremony.

Students will process to their seats. Valedictorians, Salutatorians, and Early College High School graduates will be seated in the first few rows that will be marked.

Students are asked to leave purses, bags, phones or other personal belongings with the families. Students are not allowed to carry anything in the processional.

Commencement is coordinated by the Student Life office at the High School.

 

Commencement 2024

Livestream of the Class of 2024 Commencement

Graduation Rehearsal

Rehearsal is required for all seniors on the day prior to graduation, May 17.

Rehearsal will begin in the UMAC Arena. Seniors will enter through the UMAC west doors and report inside. Students will be instructed at that time in terms of behavior, dress, etc. From there students will be divided and sent to designated areas to line up for the procession. Leadership officers and High school staff will be present to guide seniors.

When practice is complete students will be dismissed. Students are to be at their designated spots which they will receive at rehearsal, 30 minutes prior to the start of their ceremony on the day of graduation, May 18. After rehearsal, graduates will know their approximate seating location as well as the aisle they will use for the processional. Parents may choose to coordinate their choice of seating based on this arrangement.

*Please bring your cell phone to REHEARSALS ONLY to register for pictures.

Cap and Gowns

Cap and gowns will be available for pick-up on April 24-25 from 8 a.m. to 1:35 p.m, on both days, on the gym balcony in the PAC lobby.   

Appropriate Dress

Appropriate dress for the graduation ceremony will consist of the following worn under the official gown:

  • Boys: dark or khaki trousers, dark dress shoes, and dark dress socks, along with a dress shirt, preferably white, and a tie.
  • Girls: a light colored dress which must be shorter than the gown or black slacks along with white, neutral, or black shoes. 

Approved special recognition items include medals for valedictorians and salutatorians; stoles for Student Council Officers, Class Officers, National Honor Society, Early College High School Graduates, National Technical Honor Society; cords for the top 10% of the graduating class, community service recognition, and distinguished graduate recognition. 

No other recognition or decorative items may be added to the graduation gown or cap. Students whose attire does not comply with these regulations may not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.

Several days before graduation, the gown should be taken out of the wrapper and hung to let the wrinkles fall out. The mortar board is worn flat on the head. Tassels are to be worn on the right side of the cap before Graduation and will be moved to the left side as part of the ceremony. 
DO NOT USE A HOT IRON ON YOUR GOWN! 

Appropriate Behavior

The Graduation Ceremony is a formal occasion and appropriate behavior is expected. Noisemakers are not permitted during the ceremony. Any violations of these regulations may result in confiscation of the items or removal from the arena. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Families must have their tickets with them in order to enter the ceremony. 

Transcripts and Diplomas

Final transcripts will be sent to colleges once they become available, typically mid-June. Instructions for how to log into SCOIR and how to request a final transcript can be found on SCOIR and Canvas.

Questions regarding diplomas?  Call the Registrar at 918-357-7204.

Frequently Asked Questions

Senior Favorites

Senior favorites for the 2023-2024 school year have been announced.

Worst case of senioritis:
•    Dat Nguyen
•    Sydney Funkhouser

Best Dressed:
•    Ashaylee Gaines
•    Devon Jordan

Most likely to be a CEO:
•    Tanner Jarvis
•    Ruby Kibuka

Class Clown:
•    Maraya Logan
•    John Carter

Best eyes:
•    Paige Shelton
•    Zurich Chicoine

Worst Driver:
•    Babyrose Vang
•    Jake Scarbrough

Nicest Whip:
•    Macy Martin
•    Price Martin

Most likely to win a Nobel Prize:
•    Raashi Karande
•    Josh Kanter

Most likely to brighten your day:
•    Chole Moon
•    Zane Roy

Tardy King & Queen:
•    Leinee Keck
•    Edgar Ibarra

Most likely to be a lawyer:
•    Raashi Karande
•    Will Spatz

Baby Faced:
•    Kate Spencer
•    Brendon McQueen

Most likely to be President:
•    Ruby Kibukia
•    Samuel Williams

Most Adventurous:
•    Sydney Grismore
•    Zurich Chicoine

Most Prepared:
•    Monica McMahon
•    Samuel Williams

Most likely to be a talkshow host:
•    Sutton Berman
•    Lane Wood

Most School Spirit:
•    Laurin Behara
•    Seth Taylor

Most Likely to go pro:
•    Sydney Grismore
•    Jino Boyd

Most Dramatic:
•    Mia Posey
•    Samuel Williams

Most likely to be on The Bachelor or Bachelorette:
•    Haley Matson
•    Carson Malham

Biggest Spender:
•    Ella McGovern
•    Sabill Ali

Most likely to win an Oscar:
•    Stephanie Trotman
•    Dalen Fuller

Most Likely to win a Grammy:
•    Kaylan Griffin 
•    Brayden Best

High School Sweethearts:
•    Brittney Smith & Callum Lembke

Senior Information

Information on senior signs, senior video, graduation parking and how to get tickets posted on Canvas.

Seniors are asked to check Canvas daily for announcements.

Senior Packet

Senior Week

Upcoming Events

Tickets Reservations

Caps and Gowns

8 a.m. to – 1:35 p.m. 
April 24—25  
Gym Balcony 

Senior Week 

April 29 to May 2

Senior Walk 

Friday, April 26

Graduation Rehearsal

1:30 p.m., Friday, May 17 

Graduation 

7 p.m., Saturday May 18
Union Tuttle Field

In the event of inclement weather, graduation ceremonies will be moved inside the UMAC and split into two ceremonies: 10 a.m. for seniors whose last names start with A-K, and at 2 p.m. for seniors whose last names start with L-Z. If the event is moved inside, Union hopes it can make an announcement with enough advance promotion so families can prepare to honor their seniors.

 

Union High stands proud forever!
Loyalty rides high.
Memories, forget them never
As the years go by.
Friends, we make from year to year.
Watch as goals are reached
Union High will always be dear
To our destiny.  

Contact

918-357-4323 

Danika Bushyhead
Director of Student Life
Secretary Lynda Blythe