• Spring Graduation 2023


  • Spring graduation ceremonies for HISD's Class of 2023 will be held in early June. For specific information about your school's ceremony, check the graduation schedule.  

Ticket Information

  • NOTE: Ceremony attendance policy subject to change

    Attendance at graduation ceremonies will be limited. Graduates do not need a ticket to enter the venue from the student entrance. Graduates must have their cap and gown upon entrance to the facility. Seating will be limited based on the capacity of the HISD venues and the NRG Arena. In mid-May High Schools will be provided numbered sets of tickets to distribute to graduates.

Parking Information

    • For HISD venues, HISD police and parking attendants will be available to direct traffic in and out of the graduations. There are no fees associated with parking; however, please practice safety while locating a parking space.

    • For NRG Park (Arena and Stadium), graduates and guests are responsible for their own parking fees. Officers and parking attendants will be available to direct traffic in and out of the graduations.

    Note: When arriving at the NRG Arena, please enter on Fannin Street.  When arriving at the NRG Stadium, please enter on Kirby Drive.


  • In keeping with HISD’s core value of student safety, all graduates and guests will be screened using metal detectors and/or security wands, and bag checks at the venue entrances. Although there is not a clear bag policy for graduations, bags will be checked. To expedite movement of guests through the lines to enter the facilities, we highly encourage guests to consider not carrying a bag, carry a clear bag, or carry a small-sized bag.

    HISD Police, in partnership with other law enforcement, will be on-hand for safety and traffic control during the graduation ceremony. Guests are not allowed to bring weapons, including pocketknives, to the graduation venue. Other items such as balloons, signs, noise makers, flowers, and outside food will not be allowed in the venue. Guests can bring a clear water bottle as applicable for health needs. First Aid stations will be onsite for emergencies.

Student Dress

  • All graduates must wear a cap and gown. Schools will contact parents of graduating seniors to provide more information on ordering their cap and gown.

Graduation Requirements

  • Students who have successfully met all graduation requirements are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony. For information on HISD Graduation Requirements, please click here.

  • Questions? For additional questions about graduation, please contact your campus.