Class of 2021

Updates on graduation and the senior experience

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Countdown to graduation – Details for Friday, June 11

Spring Lake Park High School Seniors and Families:

With just two days until graduation, we have some important reminders for students and families. Remember, you can find everything you need to know about graduation at

  • Graduation night essentials:
    • Where: Mariucci Arena - University of Minnesota Campus - 1901 4th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • When: Friday, June 11, 2021
      Student Arrival Time: No later than 6:15 p.m. Students should enter Mariucci Arena through the Loading Dock Entrance, 1912 5th St SE, Minneapolis, 55455.
    • Guest Arrival Time: Updated – Mariucci is opening doors at 6 p.m., guests may begin arriving at that time. Guests should enter through the main doors.
    • Graduation Start Time: 7 p.m.
    • End Time: 8 p.m. (approximate)
    • Parking: Guests are encouraged to park in Lot 37 (North of 3M Arena at Mariucci) and the Maroon Lot (East of 3M Arena at Mariucci). The cost to park is $1/hour and a flat rate of $5/day.
  • Watch the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony Live Online: We will be live streaming the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on our District YouTube channel on Friday. The video will go live at 7 p.m. when the ceremony officially begins. Invite friends and families from near and far to access the live stream event. The video also will be archived on our YouTube channel for later viewing.
  • Graduation Rehearsal, Final Senior Meeting and iPad turn in – Thursday, June 10: Tomorrow, Thursday, June 10, seniors will have their last senior meeting and participate in a graduation rehearsal at the high school. Additionally, they will turn in their school-issued iPad, case, and official Apple charger. It is required that all seniors participating in the graduation ceremony attend this rehearsal.
    • 8:45 a.m. - Senior Meeting in the Fine Arts Center
    • 9:15 a.m. – Turn in iPads along with any school curriculum in the Auxiliary Gym
    • 9:45 a.m. - Senior Rehearsal in the Panther Gym

For other important information and reminders, including SLP Commencement expectations and behaviors, Commencement protocols at Mariucci Arena, photo opportunities at the high school and more, please visit

We can’t wait to watch our graduates walk across the stage on Friday and celebrate with them as they wrap up this chapter of their lives and walk into their future. We’ll see you Friday!

Matthew Boucher


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