High School Graduations
Important Event Information
Doors will open one hour prior to the ceremony start time.
Tickets are required for most graduation ceremonies. Ticketing information is provided to graduates from their schools. Please contact your graduates (or their schools) for ticketing information.
The Graduate Entrance is located at Gate One, located on the west side of the building. Guests may enter the College Park Center through Gates Two and Three. Graduates will exit the building through a separate exit from guests. Following the ceremony, please meet your graduate on Moritz Plaza, directly outside the Gate Two entrance of the College Park Center, or along Spaniolo Drive.
Exit I-20 on to Cooper St. (FM 157) and go north. Proceed approximately three miles. Turn east (right) on to W. Mitchell St. Follow event parking signs.
Exit I-30 on to S. Center St. and go south. Proceed approximately two miles. End: 600 S. Center St. (parking garages will be on your right).
From Highway 360
Exit Division St. and head west. Turn south (left) on to S. Collins St. Turn right on to E. Border St. Turn left on to S. Center St. End: 600 S. Center St. (parking garages will be on your right).
- Large Banners and Flags: banners, signs or other items that are affixed to any pole or stick made of wood, metal, plastic or any other hard material and that is more than 18 inches in length.
- Whistle, Horns, Foghorns/Airhorns, Plastic horns (vuvuzelas and didgeridoos)
- Optical Illusions Item: pin wheels, umbrellas
- Weapons: guns and knives
- Aerosol Cans
- Outside food or drink
- Mace or Pepper Spray
- Poles, Selfie-sticks, missile-like objects that can be thrown;
- Bats or clubs
- Beach balls, Basketballs
- Illegal Substances
- Camera ARE allowed, but no professional lens longer than 3 inches
Purse and Bag Policy
With a goal to enhance public safety and the fan experience at College Park Center, a clear bag policy is in full effect for all events at College Park Center. Bags are subject to inspection before entry. Metal detectors may be used for some events.
Plastic Storage Bag: Clear, one (1) gallon re-sealable.Clear Tote Bag: Plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12".
Small Clutch Purse: Approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap. No larger than 4.5” x 8.5” with or without a hand or strap. Can be carried separately or within an approved plastic bag.
Medically Necessary Items: Including small diaper bags (with accompanying infant/child) after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
- Backpacks, large bags, and fanny packs
- Binocular case (may be worn on neck)
- Camera or computer bags
- Cinch bags
- Large diaper bags
- Seat cushions
- Luggage of any kind