Graduation Information

2019 Graduation Information

Last updated 3/27/19

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General Graduation Information

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 21st at 9:00 am 

Location: Additions Financial Arena at UCF (Building 50 North Gemini Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816)

Student Report Time: 7:30 am

Doors Open to Public: 8:00 am

Parking: Graduates with Cap/Gown & Parking Pass - Garage F

Graduation Fee: $90 before February 1st, $115 starting February 1st (Pay fees at www.herfforlando.com  Lyman High School does not collect Graduation fees. (See “GRAD FEES” below for more information.)

MANDATORY GRADUATION INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Date: Tuesday, May 14th - Following 7th period exam in the AUDITORIUM

GRADUATION TICKETS AND CAP & GOWN PICK-UP

Date: Friday, May 17th - In the Auditorium

Cap and Gown Distribution

  • Last names beginning with A-G 8:00 am
  • Last names beginning with H-O 9:00 am
  • Last names beginning with P-Z 10:00 am

Every senior will receive 10 tickets to graduation that will be distributed on Friday, May 17 from 8:00 – 11:00 am in the Auditorium when you pick up your cap and gown. Students will NOT receive tickets if they have any financial obligations. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1 each while supplies last. Lyman has a limited number of graduation tickets determined by UCF. Any student who has not paid their Graduation Fee or has outstanding debts or obligations will not receive their tickets. All obligations need to be cleared by the bookkeeper, located in the front office. All payments must be made in CASH beginning Monday, March 25th.

SENIOR DEBTS/OBLIGATIONS

All debts must be cleared prior to ticket distribution AND cap and gown pick-up on Friday, May 17.

GRADUATION COORDINATORS

Cathy Loyd – Assistant Principal – Cathy_Loyd@scps.k12.fl.us

Denise Archibald – Senior Class Sponsor – Denise_Archibald@scps.k12.fl.us

SENIOR SURVEY

Every senior must complete a Senior Survey before they are permitted to graduate. The link for the Senior Survey will be provided as soon as it is available.

GRAD FEES

Seniors met with the Herff Jones representative on October 2nd to review Graduation Commemorative items. If you misplaced the order form, additional order forms are available in the Administration Office or you may place your order by going online to www.herfforlando.com. You also may pay fees by contacting the Herff Jones Company by phone and delivering your order to their office. They can be reached at 407.647.4373. Lyman High School does not collect Graduation fees.

If you would prefer to mail your order to Herff Jones, please mail checks and your order form to:

Herff Jones Company
112 North Wymore Road
Winter Park, FL 32789

The only graduation package that is required for a student to participate in the Graduation Ceremony is the basic package for $90 called the "Cap, Gown, and Tassel" package shown on the brochure. This fee will increase to $115 on February 1st, so act fast, DO NOT DELAY! This base package includes your cap, gown, tassel, and all graduation related expenses (Arena Rental, Diploma, Senior Week Activities, etc.)  The use of a cap and gown of a family member from another school or from a previous Lyman High School graduation will not be permitted.

If you cannot pay your graduation fees all at once do not worry, Herff Jones will work with you to make as many small payments as you would like! All graduation fees must be paid in full by May 17th in order to receive your cap, gown and tickets to the ceremony.

If you have any questions, you may call Herff Jones directly at 407.647.4373.

SENIOR EXAMS and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SENIORS

  • Friday, May 10th Exams for 2nd, 4th, and 6th Periods
  • Monday, May 13th Exams for 1st, 3rd, and 5th Periods
  • Tuesday, May 14th  Exam for 7th Period – 7th period will be from 7:20-8:56 am
  • LAST DAY FOR SENIORS IS TUESDAY, MAY 14TH. THERE IS A MANDATORY SENIOR MEETING AT 9:15 AM IN THE AUDITORIUM FOLLOWING 7TH PERIOD EXAM ON MAY 14TH.

GRADUATION DAY DRESS CODE

The graduation ceremony is one that you will never forget and it is important that all students dress in a dignified manner. All students must abide by the following dress code in order to be allowed to walk across the stage on the day of graduation. Please adhere to the following:

  • Men – Long dark pants, dark socks, dark dress shoes, tie, light shirt with a collar.
  • Ladies – Dress or if wearing pants should be long dark pants with coordinating shoes. Keep in mind that you will be walking long distances for the processional, recessional, and receiving of your diploma. You will also be using a staircase. Select your shoes accordingly.

GRAD IMAGES – OFFICIAL GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHER

Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. Grad Images can be contacted at 1-800-261-2576 online at gradimages.com.

Registering your graduate with Grad Images provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.

GRADUATION PARKING

Vehicles that have a graduate with their gown in the car along with the approved parking pass may park in Parking Garage F which is located behind the arena, closest to the baseball stadium. All others will pay $5 and should park in Parking Garage C or D.

GRADUATION CEREMONY VIDEO

A link will be posted when it becomes available to order.