Graduation Information

GENERAL GRADUATION INFORMATION 2024

Date, Time, and Location: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 2:00 PM
                                                  Addition Financial Arena
                                                  University of Central Florida
                                                  12777 Gemini Blvd. N.,
                                                  Orlando, FL 32816

Seniors Report Time: 12:45 PM

Doors Open to the Public: 1:00 PM

Parking: TBD

Graduation Fee: $100 before February 1, 2024. Price will increase $25 after February 1, 2024. Where do you pay fees? Pay fees at www.herfforlando.com. (See "GRAD FEES" below for more information.)

MANDATORY GRADUATION/TICKET PICK-UP INFORMATIONAL MEETING
May 17th in the AUDITORIUM

CAP & GOWN PICK-UP
May 22nd 1:00 - 3:00 PM – More information to follow.

TICKETS

Every senior will receive 10 tickets to graduation that will be distributed after the mandatory meeting. Students will NOT receive tickets if they have any financial obligations. Additional tickets may be purchased up to 5 additional tickets for $2 each while supplies last (CASH ONLY). Lyman has a limited number of graduation tickets determined by UCF. Any student who has not paid their Graduation Fee or has outstanding debts or obligations will not receive their tickets. All obligations need to be cleared by the bookkeeper, located in the front office. Child 2 and under do not need a ticket.

SENIOR DEBTS/OBLIGATIONS

All debts must be cleared prior to ticket distribution AND cap and gown pick-up.

SENIOR SURVEY

Every senior must complete a Senior Survey before they are permitted to graduate. The link for the Senior Survey will be provided as soon as it is available. (Typically, distributed in May.)

GRAD FEES

Seniors met with Herff Jones representative on November 2, 2023 to review Graduation packets. If you were not at the meeting, please go to www.herfforlando.com. You also may pay fees by contacting the Herff Jones Company by phone and delivering your order to their office. They can be reached at 407-647-4373. Lyman High School does not collect Cap and Gown/Graduation fees.

If you would prefer to mail your order to Herff Jones, please mail checks and your order form to:

Herff Jones Company
112 North Wymore Road
Winter Park, FL 32789

The only graduation package that is required for a senior to participate in the Graduation Ceremony is the basic package for $100 called the "Cap, Gown, and Tassel" package shown on the brochure. This fee will increase to $125 on February 1st, so act fast, DO NOT DELAY! This base package includes your cap, gown, tassel, and all graduation related expenses (Arena Rental, Diploma, Senior Week Activities, etc.). The use of a cap and gown of a family member from another school or from a previous Lyman High School graduation will not be permitted. NO STORE BOUGHT OR INDIVIDUALLY BOUGHT STOLES OR CORDS ARE PERMITTED. ANY STOLES OR CORDS THAT A SENIOR EARNS WILL BE PROVIDED BY LYMAN HIGH SCHOOL.

If you cannot pay your graduation fees all at once do not worry, Herff Jones will work with you to make as many small payments as you would like! All graduation fees must be paid in full by May 1st in order to receive your cap, gown, parking pass, and tickets to the ceremony.

If you have any questions, you may call Herff Jones directly at 407-647-4373.

SENIOR EXAMS and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SENIORS

  • May 13th – Periods 3, 7, 5
  • May 14th – Periods 2, 4, 6
  • May 16th – Period 1
  • May 17th – Seniors last day – Mandatory meeting

GRADUATION DAY DRESS CODE

The graduation ceremony is one that you will never forget, and it is important that all students dress in a dignified manner. All students must abide by the following dress code in order to be allowed to walk across the stage on the day of graduation. Please adhere to the following:

  • Men – Long dark pants, dark socks, dark dress shoes, tie, light shirt with a collar.
  • Ladies – Dress or if wearing pants should be long dark pants with coordinating shoes. Keep in mind that you will be walking long distances for the processional, recessional, and receiving of your diploma. You will also be using a staircase. Select your shoes accordingly.

GRAD IMAGES - OFFICIAL GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHER

Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. Grad Images can be contacted at 1-800-261-2576 online at www.gradimages.com.

Registering your graduate with Grad Images provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.

GRADUATION PARKING - TBD

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