Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

Graduation & TICKETS

Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2023 will be held on May 25, 2023 in the Indian Land High School Stadium at 10:00 AM. Tickets are required for admission into the stadium.  Seniors will be issued ten (10) tickets at GRADUATION PRACTICE on May 24, 2023.  Graduates will get their graduation tickets at the END of Graduation Practice.  They should plan accordingly so they are at practice for the entire time. Seating for graduation will be available on a first-come basis.  No one will be admitted into the stadium once the procession has begun.  Please plan accordingly.  

Following the calling of all graduate names, the graduates will recess from the field.  No family members will be allowed on the field.  The graduates will receive their diplomas following the recessional.

Senior Pranks

Senior pranks will NOT be permitted and will not be tolerated!  Disciplinary action will be taken, and law enforcement will be notified (if necessary).  

Dress Code for Graduation

The following is required of seniors at Graduation: 

1. Trousers should be dark (blue or black -- NO jeans), dark shoes and socks, (no sneakers, sandals, flip-flops, etc.), light, solid colored shirt, and dark colored tie. 

2. Dresses should not extend past the knee and worn with dress shoes (no sneakers, sandals, flip-flops, stiletto heels (due to the turf on the field), etc.). 

3. Jewelry should be kept to a minimum. 

4. Hair should be well-groomed and of simple style.  Extreme hairstyles are to be avoided to ensure a properly fitting cap. 

5. Caps should be placed squarely on the head so that the mortar boards are flat and not at an angle.  Tassels should be attached to the center button and draped on the left side.  No writing on top of the cap.  

Graduation Etiquette

High school graduation is a culmination of y our student's education experience at ILHS.  Graduation ceremonies and activities are conducted in a dignified fashion to honor and recognize the accomplishments of those students.  We ask that parents arrive prior to the start of the ceremony.  The gates will open at 8:00 AM. Please do not scream, yell, or use noise makers as we would like to hear all the graduates' names; otherwise, you will be escorted from the ceremony by Lancaster County Sheriff's Department personnel. Please hold your applause until the last student has received his/hers.  Please refrain from bringing umbrellas into the stadium as they obstruct the view of other guests. 

Clear Bag Policy

Lancaster County Schools and ILHS will enforce a clear bag policy at Graduation.  Please see the graphic below for more information.