It's Time to Celebrate!
Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 19th, 2022
11:30am (Graduates Report by 10:30am)
State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Centennial is excited to celebrate the Class of 2022 in its annual commencement ceremony, at State Farm Stadium on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 11:30 am. Graduates must report no later than 10:30am. Friends and family may attend free-of-charge, and there are currently no tickets required and no COVID-related restrictions. CeHS will livestream the ceremony on Centennial PSBN so that family members and friends can view our ceremony from afar.
Please review the information on this website. CeHS Administration met with seniors on April 19th to review details of the 2022 ceremony:
Download the Full List of Events
April 8th: Senior Debt Letters Emailed to Parents
April 15th: Deadline to Report All Academic & Athletic Scholarships & Awards
April 19th: Mandatory Senior Class Meetings in Cafeteria
April 22nd: No School (April PUSD Break)
April 29th: Completed Community Service Packets Due to Guidance
April 30th: Prom at The Wigwam Resort (7pm-10pm)
May 6th: Deadline to Complete Online Senior Survey & Senior Checkout Forms
May 6th: Senior Sunset in the Stadium 6:30pm
May 9th: Senior Debts Due & Laptop Return
May 10th: Senior Honors & Awards Ceremony
May 12th: Senior Final Exams (3rd, 4th & 5th Periods)
May 13th: Senior Final Exams (1st & 2nd Periods)
May 13th: Mandatory Senior Checkout in the Library
May 19th: Graduation at Cardinals State Farm Stadium
Free Yard Sign: Thanks National Honor Society!
Friday, May 6th During the Senior Sunset
Friday, May 13th During Senior Checkout
In a show of love and support for our seniors, National Honor Society purchased a yard sign to celebrate each graduate! The signs will be printed with students' names on the front. Seniors are able to pick these up during the May 6th senior sunset. Any remaining signs will be available for pickup during the Friday, May 13th checkout in the Library.
May 19th 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.
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.
Caps, Gowns and Yearbooks On Sale in the Bookstore
Jostens delivered cap and gown orders to Centennial seniors during lunches on March 31, 2022. Our Bookstore has a limited number for sale. Seniors can purchase a cap ($10), gown ($30), and tassel ($10) while supplies last. These late purchases can be made in the Bookstore with cash only. Families may also contact Jostens directly at 602-765-7227 or visit their store to purchase items, at 14827 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032.
There is still time to buy a yearbook! A limited number are on sale in the Bookstore, for $75 each. You can reach the Centennial Bookstore at 623-412-4417.
Friday, May 13th in the Library
Last Names A-L: 10:30am-12:00pm
Last Names M-Z: 12:30pm-3:00pm
In order to receive a diploma and participate in commencement on May 19th, every senior must complete the below tasks to “check out” on May 13th:
Return All School Property
Laptops and Charging Cords, Textbooks, Uniforms, Library Books, Calculators, Etc.
Friday, May 13th Checkout
Meet Your Counselor in the Library
Click Here for the 2022 Checkout Sheet
Last Names A-L: 10:30am-12:00pm
Last Names M-Z: 12:30pm-3:00pm
If there is a conflict with the above-scheduled times,
students may attend a different session than the one linked to their last name.