Class of 2019 Graduation FAQ

How many tickets does my graduate receive?
Each graduate was supplied with a total of six (6) tickets; two (2) for field level and four (4) for the bleachers.  All attendees over the age of two (2) must have a ticket to sit in the parent section (field level).  No family should occupy more than two (2) seats on the field level.  
 
Gates for all ticket holders open at 4:30PM.  At 5:30, tickets are no longer required for the bleachers.  Tickets, however, are always required for the field section.  The ceremony starts promptly at 6:00PM.
 
What time should graduates arrive to the ceremony?
Graduates who are attending Project Grad should arrive at 3:30.  Those not attending Project Grad should arrive at 4:00PM.  All graduates are to report to the gym.  It is STRONGLY advised that graduates are dropped off.
 
May I purchase more tickets?
Extra bleacher tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and are $5 each.  Tickets are being sold in the SAC office; exact change only.  Extra field level tickets are not available.
 
My son/daughter has lost his/her tickets.  May I get replacement tickets?
Replacements for lost tickets are not available.
 
What is the parking situation?
Security will be on hand to direct parking.  All parking is free and is on a first come, first served basis.  Motorists are asked not to park on the curbs or sidewalks.  Overflow parking will be around Puohulihuli St. and off Ane Keohokaole Hwy.  All county traffic laws, including "No Parking" signs will be enforced.
 
I have a family member or friend who is disabled and requires special parking.
Any car that enters with a state issued handicap placard will be given the opportunity to park in the assigned handicap stalls.  Families and friends who require these stalls are asked to arrive at the event early so the proper accommodations can be made.
 
Who is this year's Keynote Speaker?
This year, we welcome Mr. Eric Saperston.  An expert on leadership, sales and employee engagement, Eric Saperston has spent a quarter of a century cold calling and taking the most successful people in the world out for a cup of coffee. In his keynotes, Eric shares the common traits, motivating factors, and guiding principles which enable everyday people to produce extraordinary results.  Author of the best-selling book, Live In Wonder, and producer of the award-winning film, The Journey, Eric has been a featured guest on The Today Show, CNN, Headline News, PBS and has been written about in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Spin Magazine, Fast Company and National Geographic.
 
What is the policy on pictures?
Attendees are asked not to crowd the area in front of the stage for pictures.  Friends and families are allowed to take as many pictures as they like as long as they are behind the barriers (these barriers are placed relatively close to the stage).
 
After the ceremony, where will I be able to meet my son/daughter?
Once the ceremony is complete, students may receive their leis on the field, directly behind the stage.  Graduates will be arranged from A - Z along the back side of the field.  Students with a last name that ends in "A" will be directly under the "big W" of the WaveRider wall on the south side of the field; students with a last name that begins with "Z" will be located on the north side of the field next to the tennis courts.  These areas will be blocked off until the end of the ceremony due to a high powered and electric streamer finale.
 
What time does the ceremony end?
The ceremony should end at approximately 8:00PM.
 
How big is the graduating class?
We expect to walk around 300 students.
 
And, most importantly, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2019!
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