Graduation 2018

Commencement for the Class of 2018 is June 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore.

Leading up to the big event, the Senior Class has a variety of special events and deadlines to make note of (see below). In addition, we list here reminders and information so you can plan for Commencement.

This page will be updated frequently with new information and important reminders. Please bookmark it so you can easily return for the latest details!

Important Deadlines and Dates

Date Event Notes/Location
Feb. 15 Graduation Ticket Survey/Request Forms E-mailed to Parents
Feb. 16 Yearbook Parent Recognition Ad Deadline
Feb. 26 Graduation Ticket Survey/Requests Due to Advancement Office
March 23 Senior/Faculty Basketball Game
(1:30pm)

April 4 Habitat for Humanity Meetings / Trip Information Night (7:00pm) North Hall
April 17 Signature Program Symposium
April 19 Alumni Office Hosts Senior Lunch Blair Lobby
April 23 Speeches Due for those interested in becoming the senior student speaker at Commencement
April 23 Lifer Assembly (10:05am) 10 personalized announcements
April 24 Graduation Announcements Sent Home with Students Howard Auditorium
April 26 Senior BBQ hosted by Class Parents Organized by parents/Patio
May 7 - 18 AP Exams
May 14 Yearbook Signing
May 14 Last Day of Senior Classes
May 15 - 18 Senior Exams
May 21 - 25 Senior Habitat for Humanity Service Trips
May 30 Senior Supper (5:30pm) Lakewood Country Club
June 1 Graduation Rehearsal, Mandatory (1:00pm) Howard Auditorium
June 1 Senior Family Awards and Reception (4:00pm) Reception follows awards
June 4 Commencement, Strathmore (7:30pm) Graduates arrive, 5:15; Parents by 6:45
TBD Senior Parent Social Organized by parents



Commencement Ticket Information

On Feb. 15, parents of the Class of 2018 will receive by email a ticket survey/request form. Responses will be due back by Feb. 26 to request the number of tickets you would like for your family for the June 4 Commencement.

Each student may receive up to 10 tickets at no cost.

Additional tickets will be allotted as available based on your ticket request. Each additional ticket costs $25/ticket.

Graduation Announcements

Each student will receive ten personalized announcements at no cost, which will be sent home with students on April 24.

Additional announcements may be purchased in the School Store, at the cost of ten announcements for $10.

Staff and Senior Supper, May 30

The event will take place at Lakewood Country Club, 5:30 p.m.

A class picture will be taken at 5:45.

The event features student and staff speakers, along with the traditional senior sharing.

Invitations will be sent by email in April.

Graduation Rehearsal, Friday, June 1

Attendance for Graduation Rehearsal, in the Athletic Center, is mandatory for all seniors, starting at 1:00 p.m. Students will receive caps and gowns at this time and a class picture will be taken.

Appropriate dress:

Boys: Dress slacks, white collared shirt, tie, and dress shoes

Girls: Light colored dress or white blouse and skirt or white blouse and dark slacks, with appropriate dress shoes (no flip-flops).

Senior Family Reception and Awards, Friday, June 1

The reception and awards ceremony will take place in The Blair Center. The reception (in the Blair Lobby) will begin at 4:30 p.m. Light food will be available and each student will receive a copy of the class video and class picture.

The awards program will include a showing of the Senior Video, and begin at 5:00 p.m. All families are invited and encouraged to attend, to celebrate the Class of 2018. The program will end at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Appropriate Dress:

Boys: Dress slacks, white collared shirt, tie, and dress shoes

Girls: Light colored dress or white blouse and skirt or white blouse and dark slacks, with appropriate dress shoes (no flip-flops).

Commencement, Monday, June 4, 7:30 p.m.

Graduation will take place at The Music Center at Strathmore.

Graduates must arrive by 5:15 with their cap and gown.

Bus transportation from Bullis will be available .

Before the ceremony (between 5:15 and 7:30), the students will:

  • Receive a boxed meal
  • Participate in a rehearsal in the Music Center
  • Take a class picture
  • Receive alumni pins and school medallions

Required Dress:

Boys: Dark slacks, white shirt, tie and dress shoes

Girls: White dress or white blouse and skirt or dark slacks and appropriate dress shoes (no flip-flops)

Important Information for Attending Commencement

  • Parents should arrive no later than 6:45 p.m.
  • Parking at The Music Center at Strathmore is in the adjacent Metro Garage and is complimentary.
  • The doors to the Music Center Hall will open at 7:00 p.m.
  • There are plenty of seats and all sight-lines are good, so getting in line early is not essential.
  • Do not forget your tickets!
  • The Commencement ceremony lasts approximately two hours.
  • Bullis hires professional photographer and videographer, and photos and video will be available to purchase (information provided after the event).

Upcoming Important Dates & Deadlines


    • MonFeb26 Graduation Ticket Survey/Requests Due to Advancement Office
    • FriMar23 Senior/Faculty Basketball Game 1:30 PM
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