Class of 2019 Graduation Information

Graduation Information
LHS Seniors and Parents
May 2019

LHS Commencement Instructions for Graduating Seniors

Graduation Rehearsal Slides

The Lincoln High School Class of 2019 will graduate on Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena

Students should arrive at 2:00 p.m.

All family and friends are invited to come celebrate this accomplishment. Please read the information below prior to attending. It will give you all the information you need for a successful graduation!

Appropriate Dress
Caps and Gowns were to be picked up on May 7th. You should hang the gown on a hanger to help remove the wrinkles. The cap should have a tassel worn on the right side before graduation. Nothing is to be added to the cap or gown. Members of the National Honor Society will be wearing sashes, IB Diploma Seniors will be wearing an IB cord, and seniors who have earned Achievement Awards are encouraged to wear their medals. Seniors are expected to wear “dress” clothes and “dress” shoes with their gown. Nothing is to be taken into the arena under the gown that will be brought out later to distract from the ceremony. Caps/Gowns are yours to keep after the ceremony.

Pictures and Videos

If interested in taking a photo with Lifetouch arrive by 2:00 PM. Bring your order form and payment of Check or Cash or go to to order prints. Friends and guest will not be permitted to accompany seniors to the graduation set up area of Pinnacle Bank Arena.  There will be a professional photographer taking pictures at the bottom of the stage after each student receives their diploma. Parents will be given the opportunity to purchase a copy of the picture. A DVD of the graduation ceremony is also being produced. We will have a large screen to project a live picture as each graduate crosses the stage and families will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of this video. Because these professional pictures and videos will be available, we hope family members will be able to relax and enjoy the ceremony and not worry about taking pictures. Family members will not be able to go onto the floor to take personal pictures. 

Arrival and Meeting place
Students should enter through the main entrance off of R Street and follow the signs to the area behind the stage.  When you arrive, pick up your numerical-alphabetized name cards in the Goldenrod room, put on your cap and gown, and we will give directions for lining up in numerical order. Faculty members will help form the processional lines so listen for instruction. You will be lining up numerically, which will put you in alphabetical order, so have your cards ready.

Family should enter the main doors on the south side of Pinnacle Bank Arena (off of R Street) and follow directions to the seating area. This entrance has accommodations for those needing handicap assistance. Please remember for security reasons all visitors are subject to the Clear Bag Policy.  Bags may be searched upon entry, and no balloons are allowed.

Clear Bag Policy In Effect
In order to maintain a safe and secure environment, Pinnacle Bank Arena and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln share a common Clear Bag Policy which will be enforced during Lincoln Public School graduations.  Review the Policy HERE.

Behavior of Seniors
We are expecting that all members of the senior class will show appropriate behavior during the ceremony. Most students and parents do not want a few students or members of the audience to interrupt nor draw attention away from the speakers, singers, or from the senior who is receiving a diploma. We do not want an embarrassing experience for family or friends. We hope that all students and parents will honor the wishes of the majority and help create a ceremony that is in keeping with the dignity of the occasion. Students who interrupt the ceremony may be asked to leave the ceremony and/or their diplomas may be withheld until a parent conference can be held at a later date.

Seating at Graduation
The configuration of the seating and stage does not allow for parents or family members to be on the floor before, during or after the graduation ceremony. This includes access to the floor for photographs during the ceremony. Only graduates and faculty members are allowed on the floor. A professional photographer will be taking individual photos of graduates as they receive their diplomas.

Parking will be at a premium on Sunday.  PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING.  Paid parking is available in the parking garages near Pinnacle Bank Arena to the south.

Audience Expectations
We ask that family members and other spectators help keep the ceremony appropriate and focused on the graduating seniors. Horns or other items that might interrupt the graduation are not allowed into the Pinnacle Bank Arena. All students deserve to have their friends and family members hear their name as it is read. Students who are performing a song or delivering a speech deserve to be heard by everyone in the audience. There will be no recessional at the end of the graduation ceremony.
Questions? Please call Mark Larson, Principal, at 402-436-1544 or email:

For more information including how to watch online and via LNKTV, please go to the LPS website, at this link.

Click 2019 LHS Grad DVD or Blu-Ray for order form.

Click 2019 Lifetouch Grad Photo for order form.