Class of 2017 Graduation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Wheeler Arena

 

Parking

Parking is available on the Wheeler High School campus and East Cobb Middle School campus.  Carpooling is strongly recommended as parking will be limited.

Parking Locations
Graduates St. Catherine's Church on Holt Road.
Guests with Disabilities or
Requiring Special Assistance
East Cobb Middle School Parking Lot -- Assistance to and from the Wheeler Arena will be available for guests.
All Other Guests Wheeler Bus Port
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Wheeler Parking Lot
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East Cobb Middle School Parking Lot

Tickets & Entry

Tickets are required for ALL persons entering.  This includes babies, children, and individuals in wheelchairs.  Please note that this requirement is due to the fact that tickets are based on overall capacity, not just number of seats. Tickets are distributed on the last day of Graduation Practice. Guest entry is through the Arena Doors on Holt Road only. The doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony.

Guest Information

Commencement is an exciting occasion for the graduates, their families and guests. Please follow these guidelines and be considerate of other guests so that everyone may have a memorable experience:

  • Plan to arrive on time. Late arrivals are disruptive to other guests and the graduates.

  • There will be a high volume of traffic entering and leaving campus in addition to normal traffic which varies by the time of day. Please plan to arrive early to allow plenty of time to find a parking spot, walk to the Arena and locate a seat.

  • Saving seats in the Arena is not permitted. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • There is no provision at the ceremony for storing personal items such as purses, briefcases, back packs, etc.

  • Balloons and signs are not permitted within the venue.

  • Strollers are not permitted in the arena. Strollers brought into the venue must be left along a wall in the lobby. Wheeler High School is not responsible for strollers left in the lobby.

  • The use of tripods, monopods, selfie-sticks and other camera stabilizing devices is not permitted.

  • All aisles, stairwells and doorways must remain clear at all times.

  • Guests are not permitted on the arena floor; this area is reserved for graduates and processing faculty only.

  • Guests are not permitted in the graduate line-up area.

  • Guests are not permitted to stand in aisles.

  • Please silence all cell phones prior to the start of the ceremony.

  • Parents, family members and other guests are encouraged to meet their graduate on the Wheeler Football Field following the ceremony.