Class of 2023 Graduation Update

Class of 2023 Graduation Update
Posted on 12/15/2022
HCPS LogoDear Class of 2023 and Families,

We hope you are having a great week. We are writing today to share important information with you regarding our preliminary plans for graduation ceremonies to celebrate the Class of 2023.

We are excited to announce that this year’s graduation ceremonies will once again be held in the Farm Bureau Center at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell on Saturday, June 17. The schedule for the ceremonies will be as follows:

- Patrick Henry High School at 8 a.m.
- Atlee High School at 12 p.m.
- Mechanicsville High School at 4 p.m.
- Hanover High School at 7:30 p.m.

Additionally, the ceremonies will be live-streamed via the HCPS YouTube channel and the HCPS website for those who are unable to attend in person. Our graduation sponsors will share more details about graduation in the coming months. In the meantime, please note the following information as it relates to tickets, parking, and reserved seating:


- Each graduate will receive eight (8) tickets for their ceremony. All guests require a ticket regardless of age.
- General admission will begin an hour prior to each graduation ceremony.
- Dropoff areas for guests requiring assistance will be provided.
- Sign language interpreters will be available.
- Seniors must return their Chromebooks and chargers before tickets will be issued.


- Each graduate will receive two on-site parking passes for the ceremony.
- Additional parking passes will be available for purchase in advance of the ceremony through the Online School Payment System at or at your school for $10. In order to plan for the parking for additional guests, all parking passes must be purchased by Friday, June 2, 2023.
- The lot for additional parking is within walking distance of the Farm Bureau Center at the Meadow Event Park. However, guests should include extra time as they plan for the ceremony. Trams will be available for guests requiring assistance.
- A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available near the entrance to the Farm Bureau Center.

Reserved Seating

- Employees of Hanover County Public Schools and Hanover County may request seating in the reserved section of the Farm Bureau Center. Requests will be coordinated at the school level by the graduation sponsors.

We have joyfully celebrated both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2022 at the Farm Bureau Center and received extremely positive feedback, including from seniors and their families, on the ceremonies, which led to the decision to return to the Center this year as we send the Class of 2023 off with the ceremonies they deserve.

We look forward to celebrating our seniors in just a few months and appreciate your support. Thank you.

Hanover County Public Schools
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