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Graduation Information and Guidelines

Class of 2021

We are excited to announce that we are planning to hold in-person graduations for our seniors this year. Our large high school graduations – East, Highland, Horizonte, and West High Schools – will be held at the Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus. Graduation ceremonies for Innovations Early College High School, the Salt Lake Center for Science Education, and the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts will be held at other locations.

Below is a listing of the graduation dates and times as well as the health and safety guidelines for each.

Graduations at the Huntsman Center

  • The Huntsman Center will not be requiring masks for graduation. Masks are welcome but not required.  
  • We may now have up to 550 students seated on the floor.  
  • Socially distanced seating is no longer required.  
  • Each student will still only be allowed four guests, and tickets will be distributed by each school. 
    • Additional guests will not be allowed, even outside the Huntsman Center. 
  • Students will enter at door number 4 and will proceed to take a seat with the graduates on the floor as they arrive.   
  • Guests will arrive at the West side of the building and will proceed to their seats.  
  • Students will exit at door number 1 after the ceremony ends. 
  • Printed programs may be distributed as guests exit the building.  
  • The ceremonies will be live-streamed on the district YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/slcschools

Innovations Early College High School

  • Each student will be allowed to bring a maximum of two guests.
  • Students will be given tickets that guests will need to attend graduation.
  • Masks must be worn by all students and guests. during the entire ceremony.
  • Seating for students and guests will be socially distanced for the health and safety of all in attendance.
  • The ceremony will be live-streamed on the district YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/slcschools.

Salt Lake Center for Science Education

  • The location has been changed. Graduation will now be held at Northwest Middle School.
  • Masks must be worn by all students and guests during the entire ceremony.
  • Seating for students and guests will be socially distanced for the health and safety of all in attendance.
  • The ceremony will be live-streamed on the school's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SLCSE.

Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts

  • Each student will be allowed to bring a maximum of two guests (the school is investigating the possibility of raising this limit).
  • Students will be given tickets that guests will need to attend graduation
  • Masks must be worn by all students and guests during the entire ceremony.
  • Seating for students and guests will be socially distanced for the health and safety of all in attendance.
  • Those performing at graduation will be tested for COVID-19 prior to the ceremony.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available.
  • The ceremony will be live-streamed on the school's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SLSPAUT.