Graduation 2023

  • Waco High School

    Location - Waco ISD Stadium, 1401 S. New Rd., Waco, TX 76711

    Date - Thursday, May 25th, 2023

    Time - 7:30PM


    University High School

    Location - Waco ISD Stadium, 1401 S. New Rd., Waco, TX 76711

    Date - Friday, May 26th, 2023

    Time - 8:00PM



    • Graduates should arrive at the stadium in one hour before the start of the ceremony.
    • Guests will be allowed to enter 1 hour before the start of the ceremony.
    • Graduates will be fully dressed in their caps, gowns, and regalia before taking their seats.
    • Seating for families is first-come, first-served. 


    During the Ceremony

    Graduation is to be a respectful event. Please be respectful of all graduates and their families as their names are called.  Please do not bring noisemakers to the event.


    Graduate Dress Code

    • Graduates should be in their caps and gowns with any regalia prior to entering the stadium.
    • Graduates must dress according to the Waco ISD dress code standard.
    • Graduates may not decorate their caps.
    • No shorts or jeans,
    • No spike heels, flip-flops, or shower shoes are permitted.
    • No bags or purses on the field


    Food and Drinks

    Bottled water only. No other outside food or drink will be allowed in the stadium. No concessions will be sold at graduation. 


    Bag/Purse Policy

    To ensure guest safety and a quicker entry to the ceremony,  Waco ISD has implemented a clear bag standard.

    Types of allowed bags

    • Clear tote - not to exceed 12” x 8 “
    • Plastic storage bag - clear 1-gallon, resealable
    • Small clutch - approximately the size of a hand
    • Medically necessary items


    Prohibited Items

    Do not bring items such as:

    • Food or beverages (outside of water)
    • Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives)
    • Tobacco, alcohol, or fireworks (including the parking lot)
    • Pets/animals
    • Posters, signs, banners, placards, or mortarboards
    • Bullhorns, airhorns, or any artificial noisemakers
    • Glitter, confetti, rice, or birdseed

    Smoking/vaping is not allowed inside the stadium nor on the grounds of the facility.


    Waco ISD Staff 

    All Waco ISD staff are welcome to attend the graduation.


    After the Ceremony  

    Please wait until after the ceremony is over and all graduates have exited before leaving your seats. You will be able to meet your graduate outside of the stadium in a designated area in the parking lot.