• 2024 GRADUATION



    Thursday May 23, 2024 
    Gates Open: 6:30 p.m.
    Ceremony Begins at 8 p.m.



    WATCH GRADUATION LIVESTREAM HERE!

  • Photography

    Parents can visit cady.com/graduation to search for their student's photos. They can also visit events.cady.com to search for any candid photos taken of their seniors if they would like to purchase them. 
     
    For those that were photographed, parents and seniors should have received an alert that their graduation photos are ready, since those photos are linked to their accounts in the company's system. 
     

Parking and Shuttle Services

  • Parking

    Senior students will arrive for graduation at 5:30 p.m., and be dropped off at the PAC or HHS Gym. Because of the modernization of Hutto High School, there will be limits on parking, so it’s important that senior students are dropped off and do not drive their own vehicles.  

    Parking for the graduation ceremony will be available at Hutto Memorial Stadium and has been greatly enhanced as newly-paved parking areas are now open. (See areas outlined in orange on the map below.) Guests may enter the parking lot from the front of HHS off Chris Kelley and by the stadium entrance on Front Street. Please use caution when entering these areas as they do not yet have striping or sidewalks. Drop-offs will be available for anyone with limited mobility at the main entrance of the stadium. Additional parking will be available at Nadine Johnson Elementary School. Handicapped parking spaces are limited and available predominantly on the home side of the stadium, with a few on the visitor side.  

     

  • Shuttle Services

    The district will provide air-conditioned shuttle buses to and from the graduation ceremony beginning at 6:15 p.m. The shuttles will continue every 15 minutes until the event begins and will resume immediately following the commencement ceremony and will run continuously for 45 minutes after the ceremony is complete.

    Shuttle pick-ups for residents in the northern part of the city will be located at the East Williamson County Higher Education Center (EWCHEC), 1600 Innovation Blvd, Hutto, TX 78634. The southern pick-up location will be at Adam Orgain Park, 1001 County Road 137, Hutto. 

    The North Shuttle from EWCHEC will drop passengers off behind the scoreboard. The South Shuttle from Adam Orgain Park will drop passengers off on the Visitor side of the stadium.

     

Entering Hutto Memorial Stadium

  • Gate Entrance

    There will be three entrances for guests: home side, visitor side, and an entrance by the scoreboard. Seating is first come, first served. Please plan to arrive early for your preferred seating area. This is not a ticketed event. Entry is free.

    Graduates will be seated alphabetically

    During the week of graduation, students will be notified of seating arrangements.

    Fenced access for pedestrian traffic will be in place on the north end of the track (under the scoreboard) to allow spectators to find seating on the side of the stadium their graduate is closest to.

Post-Event Celebration

  • Field Access
    Graduates and guests must depart the stadium 45 minutes after the conclusion of the ceremony or as indicated by stadium staff. No prohibited items (see list below) will be allowed on the field. Additionally, guests must wear appropriate footwear to be allowed on the turf. Event security will deny field access to anyone wearing heels, or other footwear that will damage the turf.

Additional Important Information

  • Security

    In an effort to enhance safety and security, Hutto Memorial Stadium will implement the guidelines provided here. Event staff and security will be located at each entrance of the stadium.

    Hutto Memorial Stadium has a clear bag policy:  Click here to view the complete clear bag policy document.

    Prohibited Items (Including, and not limited to):

    • Weapons (knives, guns, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.) will not be permitted

    • Noisemakers (air horns, whistles, rattlers, cowbells, thunder sticks, and any other item that could distract others) will not be permitted

    • Banners, flags, and/or signs will not be permitted

    • Balloons, confetti sticks and/or smoke sticks will not be permitted

    • No gifts/gift bags will not be permitted

    • Yeti Containers and Coolers will not be permitted

    • Outside food and beverages will not be permitted (water will be provided)

    • Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks will not be permitted

    • Umbrellas will not be permitted

    Seating

    • Guests will not be allowed to save seats. Please wait until your entire group is present before proceeding to sit down.

    • Event staff will be available to assist with finding seats as needed.

    • Sitting or standing along the fence line or in the aisles is not permitted.

    • Stadium seats and cushions are allowed into the stadium.

    • Wheelchair-accessible and limited mobility seating areas are available on the main concourse of both the home and visitor sides of the stadium. Additional wheelchair seating is available on the reserve deck located on the home-side bleachers, accessible by an elevator.

    • Wheelchair and limited mobility seating is limited, so please arrive early if someone in your party requires special accommodations.

    Graduation Fireworks Celebration

    There will be a short fireworks display presented by Hutto ISD to conclude the graduation ceremony. Guests will remain in the stands until the conclusion of the fireworks.

    Concessions

    The venue’s concession stands will not be open for this event. However, water stations will be available throughout the stadium.

    Smoking

    There is NO smoking on any Hutto ISD property, including the use of electronic cigarettes, vapes, and vape pens.

     

    Strollers and Baby Carriers

    Strollers and baby carriers are allowed in the stadium; however, they are not permitted within the seating areas.

    First Aid

    See an Event Staff member at Hutto Memorial Stadium or a Security representative for additional assistance.

    Live Video Streaming

    Live video streaming will be available by visiting www.hipponation.org/Graduation

    Photography and Video

    • Photography and video are permitted during the ceremony. Please note all camera bags will be subject to search.

    • Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not permitted

    • Remember to charge all batteries before coming to the ceremony, as there will be no place to plug in chargers

    Cell Phones

    We ask that cell phones be kept in silent or vibrate mode during the ceremony as they can be very distracting.

    Pets

    No pets are allowed in the stadium. Service animals specially trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.

Inclement Weather Plan

  • Should the district need to postpone graduation as originally scheduled, the event will be held on Friday, May 24, 2024 at 8 p.m. If further cancelations or postponements affect this backup plan, decisions may be made for Saturday.

    The district will monitor real-time weather, utilize weather detection tools, and consult with local emergency management partners up to and during the event to make decisions and to keep graduates and attendees safe. As a general rule, UIL weather protocols for outdoor extracurricular activities will be followed.