Wayland Union High School

Graduation 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the following information below regarding our 2021 Graduation Activity and Event Planning! Please note we will be following all MDHHS and ACHD Epidemic Orders for our events and ask that you comply with these mandates. Thank you in advance as we want to make these activities about the hardworking and well deserving Senior Class of 2021!

Senior Academic and Athletic Awards Night, and Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony:

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center

Senior Academic and Athletic Awards night is an invitation only event. If your student is receiving an award you will be notified and granted two tickets for parents or guardians to attend. Tickets will be issued to your award recipient. Please be sure to bring the ticket to the event for admission. Due to MDHHS Orders we have a limited capacity of 300. The event will be live streamed for all to view and a link for the event posted on the schools website.

Farewell Assembly:

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 1:45 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center


The Farewell Assembly will be live streamed from the FAC. A link for the event will be posted on the schools website. Graduating Seniors will wear their cap and gown and be seated in the auditorium appropriately socially distanced, those with speaking or performing parts for the program will be near the stage. There will be a Welcoming Address, a song performed by Senior members of the Choir, Class History, Class Poem, Senior Farewell Video, and Closing Remarks.

If you would like to have your photo in the Farewell Video please send no more than 2 photos or very short video clips to: WaylandPhotos2021@yahoo.com. Deadline to submit is May 17!


Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Athletic Stadium:

Graduation is a formal ceremony and will be held in the Athletic Stadium. This event will be “live streamed'' for all to view and a link for the event posted on the schools website. This is a ticketed event with each student receiving 4 tickets. (You may submit a request for additional tickets, however there are no guarantees the request will be granted.) We will attempt to have the ceremony regardless of weather, if we have severe inclement weather we will postpone the event for one day to Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Students will be able to pick up their allotment of tickets during their last week of school, May 17 through May 21. Tickets must be presented to gain entry to the stadium and Graduation Ceremony.

Additional Graduation Tickets

Please fill out the form below to request additional graduation tickets. Every student will be given four tickets, however; you can request up to four additional tickets (8 total tickets). Additional tickets will be awarded lottery style - names will be drawn randomly. Requests must be placed before May 14. All requests entered after the 14th won't be entered into the drawing. If you "win" additional tickets they will be given to your senior during their last week in school along with their first 4 tickets.

Request Additional Tickets Here

Caps and Gowns

All graduates will be wearing green caps and gowns this year! Please be sure if you are borrowing a gown that it is green! You will still need to purchase a stole and tassel for this year as those change from year to year. Please contact Mrs. Doupé at doupec@waylandunion.org right away with any questions!

If you ordered your cap and gown and haven't picked it up yet, you can stop into the Main Office and pick it up! Some of you have graduation announcements here too!

Honor Cords

If your cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above, stop down and pick your cord up from Mrs. Doupé. If you're not sure what your GPA is Mrs. Doupé can tell you that too!

Cap Decorating

Seniors will be allowed to decorate their caps this year! Please view watch the presentation below for more information!

Cap Decorating Dos and Don'ts


We're looking for a senior to write an original poem and present it at the Farewell Assembly and the Graduation Ceremony. If this is something you would be interested in, please email your poem to Mrs. Doupe at doupec@waylandunion.org by Friday, May 7.

Graduation Practice

Graduation practice will be on May 27th at 9:00 a.m. in the Main Gym. You do NOT need to bring your cap and gown to practice.

For those going to Grad Bash:

Any items you wish to bring to Grad Bash must be put in a bag and checked in immediately following graduation practice. Each bag will be searched and tagged. You will not have access to this bag again until arrival at the grad bash venue.

Items you may wish to pack: sweatshirt or clothing for various weather conditions and a phone charger.

Walking Partners

Please stop into the Main Office to sign up for walking partners! If you would like to walk alone this year please see Mrs. Doupé! We need everyone to sign up as soon as possible!

If you don't sign up with a walking partner by May 12, you will be assigned a partner to walk with!