Eastview Class of 2023 Commencement

May 1, 2023

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Commencement for Eastview High School's Class of 2023 is Saturday, June 3rd at 6:00pm. Gates open at 5:00pm.

With excitement and anticipation, we are looking forward to our Commencement for the Class of 2023! This is a very special moment in time that marks a long journey of achievements. We know that this is a joyful time for each of our students, their families and everyone that has supported them along the way. We want this Commencement to celebrate our students and all they have achieved. Please review the information below to help you plan for this special day.

Rehearsal & Senior Breakfast - Friday, June 2

The rehearsal for our graduate candidates will be held from 9:25 -10:30am in the Main Gym. Seniors are invited to attend the senior breakfast at the West Entrance from 8-9:15am and then proceed to graduation practice. Graduation tickets will be distributed to students. Seniors will be dismissed after graduation practice.

Details for the Ceremony

  • Senior students must report to the Eastview High School Gym starting at 5:15pm.

  • Senior students will park in the student lot and enter the building through the North Gym exterior entrance (Door #5, see map below).

  • Graduates will pick up their name card and be seated in the correct place no later than 5:40pm. We expect to be walking out of the gym in processional order to the Stadium with participating faculty members by 5:50pm.

  • 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.

  • Family members and friends 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.

  • The venue will open at 5:00pm to the public. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00pm with the processional of graduates and faculty. The ceremony will end at approximately 7:30pm.

Date, Location, Time (Note Time Change from Previous Years)

  • Ceremony begins promptly at 6:00pm

  • Gates open at 5:00pm

  • Eastview High School Stadium

  • In case of inclement weather we will be indoors in the Eastview High School Main Gym.

Map of Eastview Campus Commencement

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Important Turf Expectations (Shoes and Access to Field)

To protect the turf field during an outdoor ceremony, 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. This will be unsafe and will invalidate the warranty on our new turf field (see image for recommended shoe options).

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.

Professional Photos Taken by Lifetouch

Lifetouch photographers will be present at graduation to capture the graduates' photos as they cross the stage after receiving their diploma. A photo proof will be emailed to you later in June, where you'll have the option to purchase prints.

Only graduates are allowed on the field area so plan to meet your graduates outside the stadium for your personal photos.

  • Everyone will be photographed as the graduates approaches the stage and while on the stage.
  • Photos will be online at the link below 2-6 weeks after the ceremony.
  • Complimentary proofs will be mailed to graduates.
  • There is no obligation to purchase a photo.
  • Sign up at the link below and receive notifications when your photos are available
  • You can order your photos online.

Does Your Family Need a Sign Language Interpreter at Graduation?

Sign Language Interpreters for Graduation - if this is needed by you or your family, please call the Arts/Activities Secretary at 952-431-8906 ASAP so that we can arrange for this service

Water and Restrooms


Water containers are permitted in the stadium.


Portable toilets will be available next to the stadium for use during the ceremony.

Commencement Will Be Live-Streamed (link coming here soon)

Our commencement 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.


For an outdoor ceremony, at Eastview High School Stadium, there is unlimited access to the stadium for guests. No tickets are required to attend the outdoor ceremony.

For an indoor ceremony, tickets are limited due to the space available. Each graduate will receive 3 tickets for the Main Gym and 2 tickets for the Performing Arts Center. The ceremony will be live-streamed in the Performing Arts Center on the big screen with comfortable theater seating. The ceremony is also available to live-streamed from any where (see link above).

Tickets will be distributed to graduates at rehearsal on Friday, June 2nd.

Graduation Ceremony Fee

The $40 graduation fee is used to help defray the costs associated with preparing for and conducting our graduation ceremony. those costs include: security, additional staff support, site preparation, equipment rental, printing and postage.

The fee can be paid on MyPaymentsPlus and is due now.

Graduates Unable to Participate in the Ceremony

All on and off-campus students (including SES, PSEO, ALC, ABE and DCALS) unable to participate in the ceremony may pick up their diploma following our ceremony (7:30pm) or in the Student Services Office starting Monday, June 5th between 8am and 3pm.

Caps and Gowns - cords included! Be sure to try on the gown!

Students may pick up their caps and gowns Friday, May 26 during lunch at the Main Gym concessions stand. After, May 26, caps and gowns may be picked up in the Main Office. Try on the cap and gown as soon as possible and make sure it fits and the zipper works. Hang it up or iron it with a gentle setting to remove the wrinkles. And, keep track of the tassel!

Returning Books and Other Items - including iPads

Seniors will need to return all checked out materials prior to receiving their diploma. iPads will be collected from seniors. Any fines must be cleared as well.

If a senior has items to return on Graduation Day, please do so after the ceremony in the Counseling Office following the ceremony.

Text Messages

To receive text messages from District 196 and Eastview High School text "Y" to 67587.

To stop text messages, test "N' to 67587.