Eastview Class of 2021 Graduation
Updated: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Eastview High School's Commencement for the Class of 2021 is Saturday, June 5 at 7:00pm. Gates open at 6:00pm.
The outdoor ceremony will be held at Eagan High School.
Details for the Ceremony
Graduates must report to the Eagan High School Gym starting at 6:20pm and no later than 6:40pm. They are to park in the South lot and enter the building through the South entrance (‘horseshoe’ driveway area). The seniors will proceed downstairs to the Main Gym. Students will pick up their diploma name card from their Gym seats and remain seated in the correct place no later than 6:45p.m. We expect to be walking out of the Gym in processional order to the Stadium with participating faculty members by 6:50pm.
The ceremony has been planned by and for the senior class to be dignified and formal; we expect graduates to honor that decision and dress accordingly. Caps and gowns may not be altered in any way for the ceremony.
The Stadium gates will open at 6:00pm to the public. No tickets are required for the outdoor ceremony. Both the visitor and the home bleachers will be available. Families may also choose to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets and sit in the grassy hill area to the south of the field. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00pm with the processional of graduates and faculty. The ceremony will end at approximately 8:30pm.
Masks and Physical Distancing
Physical distancing and masks are no longer required as determined by MN Department of Health and the CDC for activities outside the normal school day. However, it is still advised that individuals who have not been fully vaccinated wear masks when attending events larger than 500 people.
Important Turf Expectations (Shoes and Access to Field)
Dress shoes or dress sandals, flats or wedges are recommended; no spiked heeled shoes are allowed because of the turf field and the possibility that high-heeled shoes will get caught in the turf carpet.
Family members are not allowed on the turf field before or after the ceremony. Please plan to meet your graduate outside of the stadium after the ceremony for congratulations, hugs and photos.
Parking and Entrance to Eagan High School Stadium
The parking lot directly to the east of Eagan High School will be reserved for families and guests of graduates. Stadium entrances are on the south end of the field. Once those lots are full and closed, the next options are the Northview Park lots off of Northview Park Road. (near the Tennis courts). Click on the photo at right to enlarge.
Handicapped/Disabled Only Parking will be available in the lot directly to the south of the stadium entrance. This is reserved for those with wheelchairs and limited mobility.
Please be aware that parking restrictions on neighboring streets will be enforced.
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Water, Dress and Restrooms
Water containers are permitted in the stadium and encouraged. Please stay hydrated. Water will also be available to purchase for $1/bottle.
Dress for the weather and venue
We are expecting warm temperatures this weekend. Please dress to stay cool and comfortable.
Portable toilets will be available next to the stadium for use during the ceremony.
Graduation Will Be Live-Streamed (link in button below)
Our graduation ceremony will be live-streamed and available for viewing after our ceremony. The link for this option will be available on our Eastview web page at http://evhs.district196.org
The ceremony is broadcast live on E-TV on channel 20 and live-streamed at www.eagan-tv.com for those who prefer to watch from home if you reside in Eagan. It will be re-broadcast throughout the summer.
Date, Location, Time
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
- Gates open at 6:00pm
- Eagan High School (outdoor stadium with artificial turf field)*
*We are at Eagan High School Stadium due to our large stadium construction and turf installation project that cannot be rescheduled.
Tickets Are Not Required
For our outdoor ceremony at Eagan High School Stadium, there will be no limitation on the number of guests and no tickets required.
We are excited to announce our plans to honor our Class of 2021 and celebrate their resilience and personal achievements during our commencement ceremony.
The commencement ceremony for the Eastview High School Class of 2021 will be held outside at the Eagan High School Stadium. We are at Eagan due to our stadium construction and turf installation project that cannot be rescheduled. The ceremony will be on Saturday, June 5, at 7:00pm.
The goals that have guided our planning are to provide a ceremony in which the entire senior class can be together for this celebration, and to provide as many opportunities as possible for family members to share this milestone together in person.
It is our hope that our plan will create a worthy tribute to the Class of 2021. Our graduates are a special group having completed their high school learning in a whole new way that required selflessness, resilience and independence like no other time. They have completed their high school journey without many of our traditional final milestones. Yet, this commencement will be a step towards a special, historic and unique memory that will bond this class together- forever recovering some of what has been lost. We also expect that this time has been a defining moment for our special Class of 2021 and one for which they will always be respected and commemorated.
We are looking forward to celebrating and recognizing our incredible Class of 2021.
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