Q. When will I get my cap & gown and 6 commencement tickets? A. After you turn in your GOLDEN TICKET at the breakfast on May 16th AND attend the mandatory commencement rehearsal on May 17, 2018. Both events are at 7:45am.
Q. What if I need more than 6 commencement tickets? A. You can purchase tickets for a cost of $25 per ticket while supplies last. See Mrs. Effron at the front desk to prepay for your tickets. * THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS ISSUED *
Q. I won’t be home after Senior Rehearsal. How do I get the tickets to my family? A. Directly after rehearsal, leave your ticket envelope at the SPHS “Ticket Drop Off” table. There will be a “Will Call” area at Sarasota Opera House (S.O.H.) where your family can pick up their tickets.
Q. What time do I show up? GREAT QUESTION! A. The graduate needs to show up NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM Graduates who are scheduled to speak need to arrive at 4:00 PM.
Q. What about my family? ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION! A. The doors of the Sarasota Opera House will open at 5:30 PM for the graduate’s friends and family. If a family member has special needs and requires early entrance, special tickets allow the family entrance at 5:00pm and are available at the SPHS front desk until Thursday May 16th at noon. Special tickets must be picked up and cannot be emailed or faxed.
Q. One of my family members is going to be a few minutes late. Is that a problem? A. To minimize disruption and out of respect for the graduating class; late guests must wait in the lobby area until ALL commencing students are seated on the stage. Late guests will be seated in the balcony seating only. Elevators are available. ***There is NO “saving seats” in fairness to ALL guests.***
Q. How do I obtain the photos taken during the commencement ceremony? A. Lifetouch is our photography company of choice. Visit www.events.lifetouch.com to sign up and receive notification when your proofs are online and ready to order. You can view and order your photos approximately 10 days after the event.
Q. My gown is wrinkled!!! A. Hang up the gown in a steamy room OR tumble dry low with a damp towel OR press with a cool steam iron to remove wrinkles.