•     Graduation—Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 9:00 AM—Winthrop University Coliseum, Rock Hill

    (Students must arrive by 8:15am) 
    * Be sure you are taking note of any fees owed as you will not be able to participate in Graduation if you have any outstanding fee balances
    Important Dates: (See below for more information about these events)

    October 5 - Cap & Gown Orders with Jostens
    October 17 - Senior Pictures Make-up Day with LifeTouch
    October 19 - Carolina Renaissance Festival
    March 9 - Senior Girls' T-shirt orders due
    March 29 - Cap & Gown Delivery
                   - Senior Banquet Tickets for sale $10 each
    April 7 - Senior Banquet Tickets on sale during lunches $10 each
    April 17 - May 12 - Graduation Tickets on Sale Online
    April 21 - Final Senior Breakfast
                 - Senior Banquet Tickets for sale $10 each (during Senior Breakfast)
                 - Jostens Cap & Gown Pictures
    April 25 - All scholarship letters due to Ms. Wetzler in Guidance
    May 1 - Baby pictures due to Ms. Weisberg deborah.weisberg@ucps.k12.nc.us
    May 1 - 19 - IB Exams
    May 1 - 12 - AP Exams
    May 22 - May 26 - Senior Week
    May 25 - Senior Banquet @ Events at Manchester (Rock Hill)
    June 5 - 8 - State & Teacher Made Exams
    June 9 - MANDATORY Graduation Practice @ 12:30 (lunch @ 11:30am)
               - Make-up Exam Day/Final School Day
    June 10 - Graduation @ 9am at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill (students must arrive by 8:15am)

    Senior Video - It's time to start submitting candid photos of your favorite memories for the 2017 senior video to be shown at the senior banquet on May 25. Please refer to this document for details.
    Attention Seniors and Parents:

    Graduation Packet

    Final documents will be available at the school the week after graduation. Please drop in and pick up your packet on Wednesday, June 14 or Thursday, June 22 anytime between 9:30–11:00 AM. Included in the packet will be the following:

    • High school diploma and any endorsement seals
    • Official Transcript. The official transcript will be sealed and ready for you to mail to your college or university. We do not mail them for you. The unofficial copy is unsealed and yours to keep.
    • Report Card
    • Class of 2017 Program

    If you are registered with the NCAA, we will automatically upload your final transcript.


    Monday, May 22 - Friday, May 26

    • Monday- Senior Trip - Gatlinburg, TN (6am - 1030pm) PERMISSION FORM  Canceled - Regular School Day
    • Tuesday – Coffee, Donuts & Guest Speakers in the morning; Movie Night @ Stadium (815pm - 1030pm)
    • Wednesday – Field Day, followed by Yearbook distribution
    • Thursday – Ice Cream Social & Tug of War (4th Block);  Senior Banquet
      • The Senior Banquet will be held at Events at Manchester (Rock Hill) May 25th from 6pm – 10pm. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at lunches on March 29th.
      • Candid Pictures for the slideshow will be collected later this spring. A link will be posted for the collection of your favorite pictures at a later date. See Ms. Every for info.
    • Friday – Awards Day 8am. “Color Run” event during 4th period. More info later. 
    Awards Day


    Seniors will be marching in arranged in the order of graduation.

    Ladies, no shorts or jeans. Dress slacks, dresses, or top and skirt will be fine for this.  No strapless dresses or tops.

    Guys, no shorts or jeans. You are asked to wear a golf shirt or nice button shirt with slacks. No T-shirts. You do not have to wear a tie on this day.

    Only parents of students who are receiving awards will be invited to attend. The program has two parts: Part I is reserved for awards and scholarships presented only to seniors; Part II recognizes both seniors and underclassmen. The Class of 2017 attends the entire program.
    Robes & Tassels

    If you have not ordered your cap and gown, or need to purchase tassels and medallions for graduation, go to http://www.ncgrads.com.  ALL Seniors are REQUIRED to have both a tassel and medallion to participate (Cost for both is $30.91 tax incl). The cap and gown package comes with tassel and medallion.

    Students receive their cap, gown, and tassel in the spring when Jostens delivers to all seniors. Medallions will be handed out to Seniors at Graduation, and one has been ordered for each senior. You will be charged if not paid for with your order.


    Student must bring written proof of any scholarship offers to Carlee Wetzler in guidance. Students should report scholarships even if they do not plan on using them! 

    Scholarship Information Submittal Form


    Graduation group and individual pictures will be taken in the spring. All seniors will sit for the individual picture as this is how the group picture will be created. Students can pay for the individual or group picture on picture day or order pictures online. Order forms will be distributed with caps and gowns in the spring. Guys need to wear a white or cream dress shirt, a regular tie, dark dress pants, and dark shoes. Ladies need to wear light color shirts or tops, preferably with nothing showing in the V neck, and a skirt or a dress - no pants or shorts! No flip-flop style shoes for anyone. Those not in requested dress requirements will not be allowed to take pictures. There is no make-up day for these pictures!

    Graduation Video

    Baby pictures will be collected in the spring for a video played before the graduation ceremony. As parents, relatives, and friends gather for your graduation, this video will be playing on the overhead video display.

    Send in only ONE baby picture. Picture should be of the senior only from birth to age 4. No naked babies please. Anything else that the committee decides is inappropriate will be rejected and you will be asked to send another picture.

    Please send an electronic version of your ONE picture to: deborah.weisberg@ucps.k12.nc.us

    Confirmation emails will NOT be sent! Please click on the following link to make sure your child’s photo has been received.


    All pictures are DUE by May 1st, 2017.

    Graduation Rehearsal

    Mandatory Graduation practice will be Friday, June 9th at 12:30pm.  Students will be served lunch first at 11:30am and practice will follow. It should be finished by 2:30. Students must follow school dress code and school rules. All seniors are required to stay for the entire practice.  Parents and students should reserve this date as there are NO exceptions to attendance at Graduation Rehearsal.

    Honor Cords will be distributed at graduation practice or the morning of graduation at Winthrop.  Sponsors of Honor Clubs will provide information to students regarding the graduation cords.  


    Students should report to Winthrop by 8:15AM on the morning of graduation and enter the coliseum through the left side. Assigned staff members will conduct a check-in process.  Once inside the building, go down the left side corridor and proceed around the coliseum until you find your  homeroom representative and get in line.  Phones and purses are to be left in the cars.  Parents are not allowed in the area where students are lining up.

    Graduation is Saturday, June 10th, 9am at Winthrop Coliseum.  


    Each senior will receive 4 graduation tickets, free of charge.  Additional tickets may be purchased online for $10 each April 17th - May 12th. 
    Graduation Dress Code


    -Dress should be solid white or pastel color, No collar because of the design of the graduation robe, White or light cream dress shoes or sandals, Flats are recommended– no flip flop styles/shoes must have straps


    Dark blue or black dress pants – fitting at the waist with a belt, long-sleeve white collared shirt, dark tie, and dark dress shoes - no tennis shoes, between the toe styles, or sneakers

    Note:  No purses or bags are allowed backstage. All Seniors should leave their cell phones in their car OR with their parents during the graduation ceremony.

    Directions to Graduation

    Winthrop Coliseum - 1162 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC 29733

    Southbound/Northbound I-77:

    On I-77, take Exit 82-B and follow directional signs toward Rock Hill. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto U.S. 21 Bypass. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Eden Terrace. The Winthrop Coliseum is located on 1162 Eden Terrace, approximately 1.5 miles from U.S. 21 Bypass, and is approximately one mile from central campus.