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Class of 2018 Graduation & Important End of the Year Events
Class of 2018 Graduation & Important End of the Year Events

Saturday, May 12
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Red Carpet 5:30 p.m. at LFHS

Seniors - Nominations for Distinguished Educator Award Due May 18!

Senior Finals
Wednesday, May 30
Thursday, May 31

Seniors Last Day of School
Thursday, May 31

Honors Night
Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 pm in the Raymond Moore Auditorium

Graduation Rehearsal
Thursday, June 7
in the Field House
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Graduation rehearsal is mandatory for students who wish to participate in graduation
. Students will receive their cap & gown at graduation rehearsal.

Senior Party
Thursday, June 7
Following Rehearsal until 7:00 pm – Front Lawn

June 9, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
Lake Forest High School (Front Lawn)

Four tickets were sent to graduate families the week of May 7. The tickets will be required if the ceremony is moved into the Field House due to inclement weather. Please, remember to bring them with you!

Arrival Time

  • Graduates should be dropped off by 1:30 p.m. and proceed to the Field House.
  • Guests may enter the seating area after 12:30 p.m.

Campus Parking

  • Campus parking is ONLY for attendees with disabilities and current State-issued handicapped parking identification. Handicapped parking can be accessed from the McKinley Road entrance.
  • Cars carrying guests who need assistance may enter the driveway to drop off passengers. Staff will be available to provide assistance.

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 white shuttle van service to the 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 12:30 p.m.
  • There will be a tent set up to provide shade for guests who do not wish to be in the sun.

Shuttle Service

  • White shuttle buses will be used to provide transportation to LFHS. Shuttles will run from 1:00 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. from both train stations (Lake Forest and Lake Bluff). Service will resume after the ceremony, beginning around 4:15 p.m., and will continue until all guests have departed.

If we experience inclement weather a decision will be made by 10:00 a.m. 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 the LFHS website.

Day of Event Schedule
10:00 a.m. Venue change announcement if inclement weather
12:30 p.m. Guests may enter the seating area at LFHS
1:00 p.m. White van shuttles begin transporting guests from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff train stations
2:15 p.m. Shuttle service ends
2:30 p.m. Procession of graduates
4:15 p.m. Shuttles resumes to transport guests back to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff train stations. Shuttles will run until all guests have departed.