Graduation Checklist
Graduation Checklist


Graduation is a memorable occasion that needs to be planned with care. The following are tips for creating a professional graduation for your students. 

Graduation Tips

  • Choose between having a combined graduation and awards ceremony or two separate programs. A combined service draws a larger crowd but makes the program schedule much longer.
  • Order attractive, professionally printed programs.
  • Purchase or rent attractive caps and gowns. Schedule pickup of caps and gowns early enough for photography appointments.
  • Design and order diplomas early for a guaranteed delivery date.
  • Secure use of the graduation facility by scheduling early, especially if using a building other than your school or church.
  • Select a speaker who will add to the significance of the ceremony and challenge graduates to a deeper walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Encourage students, especially graduates, to provide special music. Consider using a junior choir, all-school choir, and convention winners. Student involvement is always a blessing and improves attendance.
  • Extend personal invitations to all supporters of the school, including those who may not have children in the school.
  • Consider providing light refreshments following the ceremony (such as cake and punch), allowing guests to congratulate and fellowship with graduates.
  • Provide a separate table for each graduate (decorated by the graduate’s family and friends). This acknowledges his accomplishments and gives an opportunity to display special achievements and awards.
  • Involve students in decorating and cleaning buildings. Incorporate school colors and a chosen theme.

Graduation Ceremony

Click the image below for a recommended order of the graduation ceremony. 

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