Graduation Info Update

It's graduation time for the Class of 2021! Tyler ISD is holding commencement ceremonies this week for RISE Academy, Early College High School, Tyler Legacy High School, and Tyler High School.

Due to the forecasted inclement weather expected through the end of the week, the District is moving the RISE Academy and Early College High School ceremonies from CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium into the Tyler High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and graduation will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Administrators plan to hold Tyler Legacy and Tyler High ceremonies at Rose Stadium as scheduled. If inclement weather should occur, the ceremony start times will delay up until 10 p.m. or possibly rescheduled for the following day. School administrators will message graduates and their families directly with updated plans.

Tyler ISD Graduation Ceremony Schedule

NEW - Wednesday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. – RISE Academy, Tyler High School Auditorium
NEW - Thursday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. – Early College High School, Tyler High School Auditorium Friday, May 21, 8 p.m. – Tyler Legacy High School
Saturday, May 22, 8 p.m. – Tyler High School

Any changes to the graduation plans will be communicated via the media, TISD-TV19, phone messaging system, Facebook, Twitter, and the Tyler ISD website.

Virtual Viewing of the Ceremony Graduation ceremonies will air live on TISD-TV Suddenlink Cable Channel 19 and the District website. Live feed will not begin until 8:00 p.m. for each ceremony. All ceremonies will be recorded for DVD purchase

Parking Parents and graduates can park in the Harvey Convention Center parking lot or the Mike Carter Field parking lot. Fair Park Drive will be closed to thru traffic on the horseshoe. The home side parking lot off Lyons will be for handicap parking and those working the event. Handicap access to the stadium will be at Gate 1.  

Seating Seating is first come, first served. For Tyler High and Legacy attendees, your tickets will designate a home or visitor side. If your ticket has a white background, you will sit on the visitor's side. If your ticket has a blue or black background, you will sit on the home side. If you have questions, staff will be available to help you determine which side you need to go to for seating.

Clear Bag and Other Stadium Policies Graduates and guests are reminded of the Tyler ISD Clear Bag Policy for CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. Guests are encouraged NOT to bring bags of any type into the stadium, including camera and binocular bags. However, the following items are permitted:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12";
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar);
  • Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that does not exceed 4.5" x 6.5" (approximately the size of a hand);
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

The full Clear Bag Policy is located on the website.

Attendees are not allowed to bring in noisemakers or firecrackers of any kind. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Stadium is an alcohol, tobacco, and vape-free zone. Guests are invited to take photographs and video recordings from their seats.

All mobile communication devices must be turned off during the ceremony.

NO outside food or drink is permitted into the stadium.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hines at 903-262-1064.