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PMB #177

2303 RR 620 S, Ste 160

Lakeway, TX 78734


For questions or more information:

Graduation Requirements

There are three requirements required by the state of Texas for graduation that take place outside of the classroom that must be completed before graduation. They are listed below. 


    • Share completed FAFSA information with Emily Brockmeyer in the counseling office

  • CPR TRAINING (You will receive an email if you still need to complete)MAKE UP DATE May 7th at 4:15 Weight Room of Women's Fieldhouse- This is the final date that will be offered!

  • SB 30: Interaction with a Peace Officer Training (You will receive an email if you still need to complete)

Graduation Honor Cords

Honor cords will be available to order April 24 - May 8, 2024. LINK FOR ORDERING CORDS

Graduation Tickets

Each student will receive 7 tickets for graduation. Tickets will be available for students to claim on May 1, 2024. Students will receive an email the day before with directions on how to claim their tickets. 



Graduation Rehearsal and Diploma Pick Up - May 24, 2024

  • Breakfast will be provided by Project Graduation in the Link from 9:00 - 9:45 am. 

  • Rehearsal will be in the PAC at 10:00 am.

  • Students will pick up diplomas after rehearsal. 


Graduation - May 24, 2024 

  • Children 2 and under that can sit on an adults lap do not require a ticket.

  • Graduation is at 8:00 pm in Cavalier Stadium. Graduation is approximately two hours in duration.

  • Graduation will be live streamed.  A link will be available a couple days before graduation on the LTISD website

2024 Graduation Ceremony Information and Instructions



Honor Cords, Cap & Gown, and Diplomas​

  • Honor Cords must be ordered by students based on the criteria for each; a link will be provided to senior students by April 24th; students will be able to pick up honor cords, stoles, collars, etc. from the program sponsor on campus by mid- May.

  • Diplomas will be handed out after practice the morning of graduation; students that do not pick up their diploma at this time may make arrangements with their assistant principal to pick it up on June 3 or 4.


Practice for Graduation (Mandatory)

  • Practice for graduation will be in the PAC at 10:00 am on May 24th. Seniors should plan to stay for the entire practice; plan on at least 2 hours.

  • We will go through the order of the ceremony so you know what to expect.

  • You will have an opportunity to let the teacher who is reading names for the ceremony know how to correctly pronounce your name. 

  • At the end of practice, you will be able to pick up your diploma before leaving

  • Before practice at 9:00 am, the Project Graduation committee has planned a brunch on campus for seniors. Brunch will be held outside the link near the sand volleyball court. 


Special Assistance Accommodations

  • Any student needing special assistance (wheelchair, physical disability, etc.) should contact Sandy Surdy at surdys@ltisdschools at least 3 days before the ceremony to make arrangements; please put “Graduation accommodations” in the subject line. There will be no special seating on the field for spectators, but there  will be 150 parking spaces in P5 (main parking lot closest to the stadium) designated for disabled parking. You must have a placard designated for a disability in order to park in those spaces. Placards will not be provided by LTISD.

  • Sign language interpreters will be in Section E and will interpret throughout the ceremony.


  • Graduates should plan to arrive at Lake Travis High School no later than one hour before the start of the ceremony; doors to the high school (cafeteria) will open at 6:45 pm, graduate candidates should be on site and checked in no later than 7:00 pm; the ceremony starts at 8:00 pm.

  • Parking at Lake Travis High School for graduates will be nearest the cafeteria in the new lot and old band lot; parking for spectators is available in all other lots on campus as well as the Baylor, Scott, & White hospital parking; a shuttle will be available from the BSW parking to the stadium from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm and again for approximately 30 minutes after the ceremony is over.

  • Please bring in only necessary items (cap, gown, keys) and leave all other items with your family or locked in your car; storage for personal items is not available on campus; guests must follow the clear bag policy set by LTISD.

  • Gates open to guests at 7:00 pm; guests may enter through the stadium through either the home or visitor gates; tickets are General Admission and limited to 7 per graduate; if you claim less than seven, you may go back to the site to claim the remaining tickets for your student; they must be reserved  with the graduate’s student ID number; the link to reserve tickets will be provided on May 1, 2024 to all seniors and will be open through graduation weekend; tickets may be saved on a phone or printed and must be available for scanning upon entrance to the stadium; the ceremony will be live-streamed for guests that cannot attend in person; the live stream link will be provided on the district and high school websites in May.

  • Graduates must check in at the designated tables in the cafeteria to find your room assignment and line up alphabetically when it is time to start the ceremony.


  • Remain in single-file and alphabetical order with your gown zipped up all the way and your cap on with the tassel to the right.

  • High school staff will lead you in the processional and help with locating the correct row.

  • Walk briskly as you proceed toward the candidate seating area.

  • Move quickly down the row of chairs as far as possible and remain standing until instructed to be seated.


  • Professional photographers from Photo Texas will be on site to take two photos of each candidate during the ceremony on stage; one with the Trustee that hands you your diploma cover and another with the Principal; please pause for a good picture; your family will want this!

  • Candidates will receive information from Photo Texas Photography after the ceremony regarding the option to purchase prints

  • Guests may take photographs at any time from their seat during the ceremony; guests are not allowed on the field before or during the ceremony.

  • Please view the Participant Seating Chart for the approximate seating assignments 

Academic Apparel

  • Gown and mortarboard cap are required academic apparel.

  • Apparel is available for purchase from Jostens; Jostens will be on site for support with ties, tassels, and other accessories; they will not have items for purchase the night of graduation so please go to Jostens website if you do not have your apparel.

  • The cap is worn with the top parallel to the floor with the tassel on your right.

  • The gown is worn closed; please zip it all the way up before the processional begins.

  • No decorations should appear on the gown; you may decorate the top of the cap as long as the decorations are appropriate and flat for this formal event.  Nothing can hang down or be vertical on the cap.

  • Honor cords should be worn over the gown; you will pick these up in mid-May from your group sponsor/director. 

  • Graduates should wear dress shoes or boots; do not wear flip-flops, sandals, work boots, or athletic shoes; please wear dress pants and a light colored or white button up dress shirt (tie is optional), a dress, or skirt and blouse.

  • If you wear high heels, be sure you are able to walk comfortably in them. Because we are spreading out for the ceremony, you will be walking the length of the football field several times. High heels tend to sink and get stuck on the field. Wedges or flats are the better choice for this event.

  • Academic Demeanor

  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will be asked to leave.

  • Participants will be asked to remove all unauthorized decorations/items on caps and gowns.

  • Participants are to remain for the entire ceremony.

  • Please do not chew gum during the ceremony.

  • Please do not bring food or drinks onto the field; water will be provided.

  • Please leave your cell phone with a family member for use after the ceremony.

  • Do not bring noise makers to the ceremony.

  • Receiving Your Diploma Cover/Returning to Your Seat

  • Proceed to the stage via the right-side aisle. District staff will direct you. 

  • When proceeding toward the stage to receive your diploma cover, verify your name.

  • District Administration and Board of Trustees will give you your diploma cover; stop for a picture

  • Stop near Mrs. Garinger and smile for a picture; hold up your diploma cover for the picture.

  • Proceed down the far steps/ramp to exit the stage.

  • Proceed down the left aisle. District staff will direct you to the appropriate row.

  • Please remain standing until your entire row has returned; please be seated as a row when directed by district staff.

  • Recessional

  • After the fireworks are over, follow the lead of the staff member on your row to leave the stadium.

  • Make arrangements to meet your family outside of the stadium

  • Be sure to take all your items (cap, diploma cover, keys, etc.) as you leave the stadium.

  • Congratulations on your achievements!

Information is subject to change. See LTHS Senior Calendar for most recent updates.

Friendly Reminder From PG: The bleachers are not bad back friendly. Streaming is another option. See image on this page!


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