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2024 Graduation Details

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WFISD is looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2024 at the final graduation ceremonies for Wichita Falls High School, Hirschi High School and Rider High School. All ceremonies will be held at WFISD's Memorial Stadium (5401 Southwest Parkway, Wichita Falls, TX). Ceremonies will take place on the following days:

  • Wichita Falls High School - Thursday, May 23 at 8 PM (West gates will open at 7 PM)
  • Hirschi High School - Friday, May 24 at 8 PM (West gates will open at 7 PM)
  • Rider High School - Saturday, May 25 at 9 AM (East gates will open at 8 AM)
Parking
Parking is free for all graduates and guests.
  • For the Hirschi and WFHS ceremonies, guests should park in the west (home) parking lot. The east parking lot is reserved for graduates, staff of the graduating high school and volunteers.
  • For the Rider ceremony, guests should park in the east (visitor) parking lot. The west parking lot is reserved for graduates, staff of the graduating high school and volunteers.
Food/Drink

No outside food or drink is allowed in the stadium. Bottled water will be sold inside the stadium.

Weather

Ceremonies will take place as scheduled unless severe weather or lightning create a safety hazard. Kay Yeager Coliseum has been reserved on Saturday, May 25 as an alternate location. Should severe weather occur, campus and district administrators will communicate the alternate plans as soon as possible. 

Guest Seating

Gates will be open one hour prior to the start of the graduation ceremony. There will be open seating for all attendees. Guests are asked not to "hold" seats. Please wait until your entire party has arrived before entering the stadium.

  • For the Hirschi and WFHS ceremonies, guests will sit on the west (home) side of the stadium.
  • For the Rider ceremony, guests will sit on the east (visitor) side of the stadium. 
Exiting

At the conclusion of the graduation ceremony, guests are asked to exit row by row to avoid congestion. Please exit the stadium and avoid congregating in the parking lot or inside the stadium. Additionally, parents and guests will not be allowed to enter the graduate holding area before or after the ceremony.

Restricted Items
  • balloons
  • large bags or backpacks
  • firearms, knives, explosives or other weapons
  • coolers or other containers except in cases of medical need, as certified by a physician
  • artificial noisemakers, air horns or megaphones
  • large signs, flags, poles, banners, or laser pointers
  • pets, except trained service animals
Guests Needing Special Accommodations

The gate at the south end of the stadium is designated as the handicapped entrance. Guests in wheelchairs may enter through this gate. The walkway behind the grassy slope at the south end zone will be reserved for guests in wheelchairs. Please limit the number of family members that accompany handicapped guests to ensure there is enough seating for everyone. 

Alternate Viewing Location

All graduation ceremonies will be streamed live from the district's website. The live stream can be accessed by visiting wfisd.net/graduationlive on the day of the ceremony.