2022 Graduation / Promotion Information

  • Time and Date

    Graduation (high school) and promotion (8th graders) will take place on Thursday, May 26th at 1:30 PM at Sherwood Hall (940 North Main Street, Salinas, California). Doors will open at 12:30 PM. All seating is general admission.

    Cap and Gowns

    Cap and gown ordering has already taken place. You will be able to pick up your order starting on Monday, May 23rd from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Caps and gowns must be picked up by Wednesday, May 25th.

    If you missed the ordering deadline, we have a very limited amount of extra stock. You may not get your ideal color or size. Contact Cheryl Darlington at 831-796-7770 x1356 to inquire.

    Flower Leis

    If you are interested in a graduation lei, the North Salinas HS Floral Studio is now taking pre-orders. Cost is $58. To order, visit NSHS in-person between 8am to 3pm, call 831-796-7568, or email kyle.robinson@salinasuhsd.org


    Each graduate will get at least 6 tickets. Tickets will be available for pick-up starting May 23rd from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Tickets must be picked up by Wednesday, May 25th. Depending on the amount of graduates, we may be able to allocate more tickets to everyone. That final determination will be made by May 23rd.

    Accessible Seating

    Limited accessible seating is available at Sherwood Hall. If you require such arrangements, please e-mail Cheryl Darlington at cheryl.darlington@salinasuhsd.org


    Two professional photographs will be taken of each student: one as they receive their diploma/certificate and one on stage with their diploma/certificate. To order photos, go to https://eps.is/OrderGradPhotos. There are discounts for pre-ordering photos before May 25th.

    For the sake of other families, parents may only take photos of their graduate from their seats during the ceremony.


  • Senior/8th Grade Portraits and Quotes

    We will be projecting a photo of the graduate and a comment or favorite quote as they walk accross the stage to get their diploma or certificate. Please upload those by going here or eps.is/GradPics. If you are having trouble uploading the photos, you can send them directly to carisma.tellez@salinasuhsd.org or claudia.alejo@salinasuhsd.org.

    Graduation Slideshow

    Part of our graduation ceremony will include slideshows of our graduates. Please submit your favorite photos and videos of your time in middle/high school by uploading them here.

    Deadline for Credits

    Any high school student wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony must finish all high school graduation requirements by May 19th, 2022. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.

    Rehearsal and Graduate Arrival

    There will be an online rehearsal for all students involved in graduation. Students should join by going to https://eps.is/GraduationRehearsal at one of the following times:

    • Friday May 20th at 3:00 PM
    • Monday May 23rd at 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday May 24th at 3:30 PM

    Students must arrive at Sherwood Hall between 11:00 AM and 11:45 AM. They should arrive already in their caps and gowns, ready to get lined up. Students will need to go up and down stairs during the ceremony: we recommend they take this into consideration when selecting which shoes to wear.