Countdown to Graduation!
Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 25th, 2023
11:30am (Graduates Report by 10:30am)
State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Centennial is excited to celebrate the Class of 2023 in its annual commencement ceremony, at State Farm Stadium on Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 11:30 am. Friends and family may attend free-of-charge. CeHS will livestream the ceremony on Centennial PSBN so that family members and friends can view our ceremony from afar.
Download the Full List of Events
August 16: Senior Information Night
August 22 -26th: Senior Experience
August 26: Senior Sunrise
August 31: In-State College Application Workshop
September 22: Jostens Senior Graduation Order Day
October 3: Financial Aid/FAFSA Support
October 26: College Fair 6:00 PM
October 27: Senior Panoramic Picture 9:00 AM
November 12: Deadline for Senior Yearbook Photo at Prestige Photography
January 29: Deadline for Senior Yearbook Ads
March 30: Jostens Cap and Gown & Graduation Announcement Delivery during lunches
April 14th: Senior Debt Letters Emailed to Parents
April 14th: Deadline to Report All Academic & Athletic Scholarships & Awards
April 18th: Mandatory Senior Class Meetings in Cafeteria
Guidelines for Parents and Guests
Review the List of Prohibited Items
State Farm Stadium maintains a list of prohibited items on its State Farm Stadium website. The stadium will strictly enforce checking for these prohibited items.
Park in the West Lot
Click here for a parking map with directions for both general and handicapped parking will be posted on our website.
There Are No Tickets and No Assigned Seats
State Farm Stadium provides an open seating model and will assist with ADA seating requests.
Photography and Video
An official photographer will take pictures of all graduates receiving their diplomas. Handheld video cameras are permitted, but the stadium does not allow video camera stands. As a courtesy to other spectators, please do not leave your seat to take pictures.
Exit Via Gate 1
Upon the ceremony’s conclusion, guests will exit via Gate 1. State Farm Stadium asks graduates and guests to refrain from congregating outside of the stadium.
May 25th Guidelines for Graduates
Males should wear dress slacks and dress shoes, as well as a collared dress shirt, preferably with a tie. Females should wear dresses, skirts or dress slacks with a dress shirt or blouse. Floor length dresses are discouraged. Please avoid heels and be cautious in your choice of shoes as you will be climbing and descending stairs. Graduates may only wear medals, stoles, and cords awarded by Centennial High School. Centennial distributes regalia in the form of
- Cords for students graduating in the top 1%, 5%, and 10% of the graduating class.
- Stoles for the senior officers of the Student Government, designating their position or office.
- Awards from Centennial organizations associated with a national honor society, which require specific grade point averages or other academic measures.
- CTE medallions recognizing students who have successfully complete a full sequence in a career and technical education track and earned the required exam scores associated with the track.
- Art Seal medallions recognizing students who have successfully completed a four-class sequence, 65 hours of community service, and a capstone project.
No other regalia may be worn over graduation gowns.
Do Not Decorate Your Cap and Gown
Graduates must wear the school-approved cap, tassel, medallion and gown without alterations or additional decoration. Tassels should be worn on the right side of the cap.
Do Not Bring Phones or Any Personal Items
Graduates may not carry a phone, a purse, or any other personal items into the Stadium. They may carry only their car keys. Security will screen students as they enter.
Carry Your Cap and Gown into the Stadium
After screening, graduates will put their caps and gowns on over their dress clothes.
Enter Near Gate 1, in the Media Entrance
Click here for a parking map, and plan to park in the West lot. Graduates will walk just south of Gate 1, through the Media Entrance, proceed to the right toward Stairwell 10, and walk down many stairs to the stadium floor. Avoid heels and other shoes unsuitable for climbing stairs. Graduates will also exit via Stairwell 10, upon the ceremony’s conclusion.
Find Your Assigned Seat
Graduates will be assigned seats.
May 2023 Senior Checkout
Dates To Be Announced
In order to receive a diploma and participate in commencement on May 25th, every senior must complete the below tasks to check out:
Complete the Centennial Senior Checkout Survey
TO BE POSTED
Students Required to Log In
Complete the PUSD Senior Exit Survey
TO BE POSTED
Students Required to Log In
Return All School Property
Laptops and Charging Cords, Textbooks, Uniforms, Library Books, Calculators, Etc.
May 2023 Checkout
Details To Be Announced