Class of 2021 Graduates and Parents:
Arrival: Graduates should check in by 7:45 a.m. in Davis Gym to take attendance and get their flowers. Graduates will be placed into lines and walked out to the bleachers for the traditional senior photo in front of Bolles Hall. Graduates should then go to the River Campus to line up on the back sidewalk against Bolles Hall to process in before joining their families in each family pod.
Ceremony: Graduation will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please allow time to park and find your reserved seats. We ask that families prioritize keeping appropriate physical distances and masks are optional while on campus. While we are not expecting rain, if it does happen, the Rain Date is the following Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Parking: Please enter campus through the main entrance on San Jose Boulevard. Security will then direct you where to park in front of Bolles Hall. Disabled parking is available in Lot E. Please see the attached map located HERE in order to assist you and to help our special day go smoothly.
Seating: Proceed to the River Campus by walking to the left side of Bolles Hall and around to the back. Once there, signs with each graduate's name will identify the reserved space for each family. The signs are in alphabetical order with A-L being on the right as you face the stage and M-Z on the left side facing the stage. Each family "pod" has the number of chairs reserved for that family. Please do not move chairs and continue to keep safe distancing. (View map representing the River Campus HERE.)
Graduate Chair: Each graduate will find at their chair a program and any awards your graduate may have received.
Ceremony: When the diploma awarding portion of the ceremony begins, I will ask the graduate and parents to walk forward together to the identified waiting areas to the right of the stage. We will go in alphabetical order. When their individual name is called, the graduate will walk up the right side (closest to pavilion) of the stage to pick up their diploma. Parents will walk in front of the stage and may stop to see the awarding of the diploma up close and take a picture of the graduate on stage if they would like. Additionally, a professional photo will be taken of the graduate with their diploma. The graduate will exit off the left side of the stage and rejoin his or her parents. Families should then walk to the Class of '46 Band Shell where another photographer will be waiting to take a family photo. Families should then return to their seats. The professional photos will be mailed to each graduate and are complimentary.
Dismissal: At the conclusion of the ceremony, please try to maintain physical distancing.
Live Streaming: We have offered a live streaming option for several years, but now it has become even more important. Please let all family and friends know to go to the news section of Bolles.org in order to view the ceremony. Following the event, you may order a DVD of the ceremony through Easy Edit Video. Awards Day on Friday, May 28 is also being live streamed and begins at 9:30 a.m. on the River Campus.
Photos will also be available through Grad Images following the ceremony. They will be in touch with you through email and mail.
- Available restrooms include those on the River Patio and in the portico of McGehee Auditorium. Bolles Hall and other campus buildings will not be open.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in a variety of locations on the River Campus.
- Masks are optional.
- Water bottles will be available.
#CelebratingBollesSeniors: We want to showcase our strong and resilient Bolles seniors this spring and we need your help to make it happen! As soon as possible...All Things Possible...please send us three photos of your senior that well represent their Bolles experience. Maybe it’s a team photo, or a picture from Homecoming or a performance — we’re looking for anything that shows your student doing what they love at School. Lastly, we need a response from your senior to one of the following prompts: What are your best Bolles memories? Or…What do you love about Bolles? Please send the photo and comments to Susanna Barton at email@example.com. Let’s celebrate our seniors loud and proud! #AllThingsPossible2021 #Bolles20WON