Class of 2021 Graduation

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 5:55pm

Friday, June 4 at 3:00 pm @ Merriweather Post Pavilion




2:00 p.m. - All seniors arrive at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Arrive fully dressed in cap and gown with proper attire under the gown. Please arrive on time and plan for traffic and parking.
Students and guests should not arrive before 2:00 pm.  
The pavilion will not be open for seating until after 2:15 pm.

Graduation Attire: Cap and Gown

The cap should sit flat on top of your head with the deep part in the back. You will likely need to use bobby pins to keep it on. The cap may not fit correctly; hairstyles may need to be modified.
The tassel begins on the right side and will be turned to the left at the end of the graduation as part of the ceremony.
The gown should be fully zipped and on the shoulders
Only the cords and stoles of clubs and honors societies that are part of RHHS and HCPSS can be worn with the cap and gown at graduation. 
You may not decorate the top of the cap or the gown. 


Students and guests are strongly encouraged to ride together and must park in the assigned lots when arriving at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Drivers are asked to follow signs and direction of the parking attendants.

Please note:

Parking lots will open 1 hour in advance of the ceremony start time.
Please make every effort to vacate the parking lot as quickly as possible after a ceremony so that parking is available for the next graduation.
Merriweather Lot 1, which is located just inside the Little Patuxent Parkway at Merriweather Lane is designated as ADA parking. Entrants must have a disability placard and/or license plate. Parking staff may direct vehicles to other marked ADA spaces if they are available.
Guests with disabilities also may be dropped off and picked up in the identified area near the accessible seating (please refer to map).



HCPSS will stream each graduation online. Viewers will access the online graduations at the school's scheduled date/time by going to up to 10 minutes prior to each event. Archived videos will be available soon after each graduation's end by selecting the applicable school from the boxes above on this page.

HCPSS also will rebroadcast the graduations on Howard County cable channels 42 (Verizon) and 95 (Comcast) on the following schedule:

Friday, June 11 and Friday June 18 - 3 p.m., River Hill High School

Note: Rebroadcast schedules are subject to change.