Graduation Information

Last Updated: 1/14/2022 3:00 PM

These are the tentative plans for graduation day. Some portions or all of the days events are subject to change in accordance with the governors guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.



Graduation is Sunday June 5,2022 at the KSU Risman Student Green which is located in front of the student center off Summit Rd.

Arrival time starts at 2:00 PM

The ceremony will begin at 2:30 PM

Tickets for graduation will be distributed to seniors mid May. Each student will get 6 tickets. Graduates can only have 6 people maximum attend the ceremony to stay in accordance with the Covid regulations for social distancing. You will receive a form with the tickets, it will need to be filled out and returned to Mrs. Lara prior to graduation. Please complete the form with the names of whom will be using each ticket to attend the ceremony. This is needed for contact tracing purposes. 


Rain Date for Graduation Ceremony


Time: TBA 

Place: Rootstown High School gymnasium

If the weather looks like the ceremony can't take place at KSU outside due to weather, an all call will be made before 11:00 a.m. with details. Graduates will be assigned a time in alphabetical order to graduate with their family in the high school gymnasium.Time slots will be assigned prior to the day of graduation.


Day of Graduation Times/Events 

Senior Brunch will be held at 10:30 AM in the high school cafeteria

Seniors are expected to come to brunch dressed and ready to go to KSU Risman Student Green for practice following the brunch

Graduation pictures will take place during Senior Brunch. Package information will be sent home in the end of May.

Suggested Graduation Attire for under Graduation Gown


Male: Dress pants (no jeans); Dress shirt; Tie; Dress shoes (clean, no boots or tennis shoes) 

Female: White/Off white dress or dress pants/ Top (Your dress CANNOT show through your graduation gown. If it does, you will be sent home to change. Be sure you choose appropriate undergarments that will not show) Neutral colored shoes black, brown, tan, nude, silver, gold are acceptable. Your shoes must have a back or ankle straps. NO flip flops or slide ons are permitted). You will be doing a lot of standing and walking in front of a large audience so be sure your shoes are comfortable and that you can walk in them.

Please contact: Mrs. Lara in the high school office if you have any questions.