Commencement exercises for the William H. Hall High School Class of 2018 are scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm, on the east side of the building. The level of the sun at that time may make it advisable for parents and guests to wear sunglasses.
Students should report to Gym B no later than 4:15pm.
TICKETS: All outdoor seating is non-reserved and tickets are not required. Please do not reserve seats outdoors prior to the ceremony.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the main gymnasium and tickets will be required for admission. If the weather is questionable, tickets will be issued to seniors during the final rehearsal on Tuesday morning, June 19, at
10:00 am. Each graduating senior will receive two (2) reserved tickets. Only parents and guests with tickets will be admitted to the gymnasium. There are no extra or duplicate tickets. There will also be a live feed in the auditorium.
PARKING: Please note that the North Main Street driveway to the school will not be open. Enter either on Proctor Drive, one block south, or Miller Road, one block north and park in the lots southwest and northwest of the building.
ALTERNATE SEATING/PARKING: Requests for alternate seating or parking must be made to Chris Bartolotta in the main office by Tuesday, June 5. Parking passes must be picked up from Chris in the main office. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at ext. 5109 if you have any questions.
PHOTOS: The class asks that parents and guests not leave their seats to take pictures during the ceremony. Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch will be providing professional photography services at graduation. Register to be notified when event images and proofs are available at events.lifetouch.com/williamhallhswesthartfordct. Simply click on this year's event link and enter your information. Complementary proof sets will be mailed home within 14 business days. Please do not set up cameras during the ceremony, as they detract from others' view.
ATTIRE: Appropriate attire is required to participate in the ceremony – no jeans, no beach sandals, and/or no sneakers; all graduates should wear dress shoes. Students may need bobby pins to secure graduation caps.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT: At the rehearsal, students will be asked not to bring anything deemed to interfere with the ceremony, e.g., beach balls, whistles, air horns, confetti, etc. Additionally, they will be reminded to respect all speakers. Attendance at graduation is not mandatory and if a senior is not willing to abide by our expectations, he/she may pick up their diploma on Wednesday, June 20. Any senior who does not abide by the expectations may be removed from the ceremony.
CAPS/GOWNS AND YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION: Caps/gowns and yearbooks will be distributed on Thursday, May 24 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. All students' debts must be cleared before he/she can pick up their cap and gown. Monetary debts should be paid by cash, bank check, or money order. PERSONAL CHECKS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. Unclaimed caps/gowns may be picked up in the office the next day.
ADDITIONAL PICK-UP TIMES FOR CAPS AND GOWNS: If you miss senior yearbook night, caps and gowns will be available for pick-up during lunch waves between Monday, June 4th and Friday, June 8th in room E119. Please clear your debts prior to picking up your cap and gown.
GRADUATION DAY: Final graduation rehearsal will take place on Tuesday,
June 19, at 10:00 am. The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00 pm. Seniors must report to Gym B fully dressed in their caps and gowns no later than 4:15.
Questions? Please call Mrs. Michelle Boire at ext. 6520 or Mrs. Tricia Snodgrass at
The Hall High School staff looks forward to sharing this very special day with you and your families.