Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

  • June 8, 2024, at 4:00 pm
    Lake Forest High School (Front Lawn)


    Tickets will be required if the ceremony is moved into the Field House due to inclement weather. Four tickets will be emailed to the parent or guardian of each student the day of the ceremony if necessary. Tickets will be scanned from your cell phone. 

    Arrival Time

    Graduates should be dropped off by 3:00 pm in the back parking lot and proceed to the Fieldhouse. 

    As a reminder, guests may enter the seating area starting at 2:45 pm.

    Shuttles will begin running from both train stations at 2:30 pm.

    The RMA will be available for viewing the Livestream.


    Please contact Melanie Walsh ( or Patrick Sassen (



  • Ceremony Streaming

    If you are interested in streaming this year's graduation ceremony, please find the YouTube link below:

    Campus Parking

    • Campus parking is ONLY for attendees with disabilities and current State-issued accessible parking identification.  Accessible parking can be accessed from the south entrance to campus on Noble Avenue.

    • Cars carrying guests who do not have a handicapped placard but need assistance may also enter the south entrance to campus on Noble Avenue to drop off and then park off campus.

    • Golf carts will be available to assist anyone who needs help getting from the parking lot to the front lawn.

    A map detailing all parking areas is below for your convenience.

    Graduation Parking Map

    Off-Campus Parking Options

    • Guest parking will be available at the Lake Forest Market Square Train Station and the Lake Bluff Train Station. We will provide school bus service to LFHS.

    • Additional parking is available at Lake Bluff Middle School and Sheridan School. We will NOT provide shuttle service from these locations, but they are both within walking distance of the high school.  

    • Side street parking surrounding the high school is available as posted by Lake Forest Police. Some streets will be converted to one-way streets to facilitate parking. Please obey all posted parking signs.


    • Guests may enter the seating area after 2:45 pm. Reserving seats prior to 2:45 pm is not permitted.

    Shuttle Service

    • School buses will be used to provide transportation to LFHS.  Shuttles will run from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 pm from both train stations (Lake Forest and Lake Bluff).  Service will resume after the ceremony, beginning around 5:30 pm, and will continue until all guests have departed.


    • If we experience inclement weather, a decision will be made by 10:00 am the morning of the graduation as to the location of the ceremony. This information will be communicated via our Bright Arrow alert system, email blasts and posted on the LFHS website.

    Day of Event Schedule 

    2:30 pm  –   Shuttle buses begin transporting guests from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff train stations
    2:45 pm  –  Guests may enter the seating area at LFHS
    3:00 pm   –  Graduate drop-off in back parking lot for staging - graduates proceed to the Field House
    4:00 pm –   Shuttle service ends
    4:00 pm  –  Procession of graduates
    5:30 pm  –  Shuttles resume to transport guests back to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff train stations. Shuttles will run until all guests have departed.