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Wheaton Graduation Guide

Everything you need to know about Wheaton's high school graduation ceremonies.

With caps, gowns, grad parties and college preparations on your mind, sometimes the details of the graduation ceremony itself can get lost or confused in the shuffle.

Read on for pertinent details about each high school graduation ceremony in Wheaton.

Wheaton North High School

Saturday, May 25

2 p.m. (Doors open at 1:15 p.m.)

North Central College Resource Recreation Center

Parking information:

North Central permit parking lots are available for graduation parking, except the lower Highland lot. NCC lots are available at 29 S. Loomis St. (Loomis and Van Buren), 320 E. Van Buren Ave. (between Loomis and Brainard) and 29 N. Loomis St. (Loomis and Franklin). City lots are also available at 44 E. Jefferson, 101 E. Chicago and other small lots in downtown Naperville.

Restricted items in venue: Balloons

Ticket information:

Each graduate will receive seven tickets for the ceremony. Tickets will be distributed after the Senior Honors Assembly Thursday, May 23. The school has a limited number of extra tickets.

Seniors requesting extra tickets must submit an envelope indicating the number of extra tickets (maximum is three) needed to Nancy DeMik in the main office by May 15. Names will be drawn on a lottery basis and parents will be notified by Monday, May 20. Extra tickets will be distributed with caps and gowns. 

Other important information:

Wheaton North has contracted with GradImages to take a photo of each graduate receiving his or her diploma. Each graduate will receive a proof of the photo with an order form. A DVD of the commencement ceremony will be available for $25. Additional order information will be provided with graduation tickets. 

Students must attend graduation practice May 22 and 23 in order to participate in commencement. 

All fines and financial obligations must be cleared by May 22 in order to participate in commencement. 

Students must dress appropriately. Females are to wear skirts or dresses. Males are required to wear slacks, a shirt and tie. Seniors who do not follow the dress requirements will not be allowed to participate in the events.

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Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Saturday, May 25

9 a.m. (Graduates must arrive and check in by 8:15 a.m. in the Merner Field House)

North Central College Resource Recreation Center

Parking information:

North Central permit parking lots are available for graduation parking, except the lower Highland lot. NCC lots are available at 29 S. Loomis St. (Loomis and Van Buren), 320 E. Van Buren Ave. (between Loomis and Brainard) and 29 N. Loomis St. (Loomis and Franklin). City lots are also available at 44 E. Jefferson, 101 E. Chicago and other small lots in downtown Naperville.

Restricted items in venue: Balloons

Ticket information:

Each graduate will receive seven tickets for the ceremony. Seniors may pick up tickets May 6-17 if they have completed the senior survey on Naviance.

Seniors requring extra tickets should check with other seniors who may not use all of their tickets. If a student does not plan to use all seven tickets, they should return them to Betty Kamberi in the main office to allow the school to redistribute tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Other important information:

Students must attend graduation practice at 7 a.m. May 22 in order to participate in commencement. Caps and gowns will be distributed at graduation practice.

All fines and financial obligations must be cleared by Friday, May 17 in order to participate in commencement. 

Students must dress appropriately. Females are to wear skirts or dresses or slacks and a blouse and dress shoes. Males are required to wear slacks, a collared shirt and dress shoes. Graduates may not bring purses or wear sunglasses.

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