Senior Graduation Information

2024 Graduate Information

Graduation Date: June 14, 2024

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Location: UW Alaska Airlines Arena

  • Tickets: 
    • There is plenty of seating at Alaska Airlines Arena.  As a result, we will not be issuing tickets for graduation unless you require ADA seating. Seating will be first come, first selected. 
    • If you require ADA seating, graduates, please complete this brief form. Only LWSD students can access this form so please collaborate with your family.
  • Parking:
    • Parking will be paid for by individuals (parents, family, etc.) attending graduation on graduation – Use the pay by phone parking on the app. Signage is available in the parking lot. The cost will be $13 a day on Graduation Day. Click here for Self-Serve Parking Details.
    • Parking will be in E18 parking lot (biggest parking lot) 
    • ADA Parking – drop off in front of Graves (E97) and park in E18 or E17. 
  • Venue:
    • Family & Guests enter through the main entry doors.
    • An ASL Interpreter will be on site for the ceremony. For the best view consider sitting in section 8.  Please ask an usher for best access to this section.
  • Personal Items:
    • Guests can bring personal items into the arena.
    • Guests should adhere to  UW’s clear bag policy. Bags will be checked for prohibited items at entry (purses, backpacks, and diaper bags, etc.).
    • Flowers are allowed.
    • Guests may bring factory sealed water bottles or EMPTY reusable water bottles, there are refillable water stations in the concourse. NO other outside food or drink will be allowed inside.   
    • NO balloons, firearms, or alcohol.  
    • Concessions will be available.
  • Student expectations:
  • Students enter through Loading Dock (additional details will follow)
    • Arrive wearing their caps & gowns (drop off location & time will follow)
    • Professional dress under gowns
    • Arrive on time
    • No bags – unfortunately, there is no storage for these items
  • Pictures
    • Pictures will be taken by GradImages.
    • GradImages will contact families directly to place orders.
  • Livestream
    • For those who cannot attend in person, the ceremony will be livestreamed, and the link will be available on this page as soon as it is provided to us.

LWHS PTSA Related Events & Items

Senior Party Tickets are on sale now! Order early to save $$. Prices rise as we get closer to the date.
Friday, June 14: 
7:30-9:30 PM: Graduation at the UW Alaska Airline Arena* 
10:00 PM (approximate): Bus check-in starts. The exact time and location will be announced closer to the event. 
Saturday, June 15: 
5:00 AM (approximate): Students return from the Senior Party*. Pickup will be at LWHS.  
Visit the LWHSPTSA website for all the details and to order tickets. 

Letter of Recommendation Forms

Class of 2024 Senior Survey - REQUIRED



Senior Calendar of Events

April 3rd & 4th 2024: Senior Speaker Auditions

May 2, 2024: Decision Day Celebration During Lunches + Cap & Gown Pick Up

May 22, 2024: Cord Distribution (Commons) & Cap Decorating in 1 West, 1:30 p.m. - Did not make this event? Head to the Counseling office to pick up your cord and or Biliteracy Medal.

May 29, 2024: Senior March (in partnership with our Elementary Schools.  Click here for all the details and to RSVP.

June 1, 2024: Senior Prom

June 5, 2024: Senior Awards Ceremony (by invitation event), 6:00 p.m., Commons

June 7, 2024: Senior Farewell, 6:30-8:00, Commons (PTSA Sponsored event)

June 7, 2024: Senior Sunset

June 14-June 15, 2024: Senior Party sponsored by the LWHS PTSA

Cap & Gown Questions for Jostens

Jostens is LWHS's official Cap & Gown Supplier.  

Cap & Gown Orders

Jostens Lake Washington High School Store

Please contact Jostens directly.  They are happy to help!

Email or call 360-653-9102 

CAP & GOWNS ORDERS are available for pick up in the Career Center.  

LWHS Graduation Honors Key*

*Honor Awards are subject to change from year to year.

Honor Cords:
  • Eligible students will receive an email informing them of their status
  • Running Start students qualify for GPA & Departmental Honors
  • Eligibility requirements are noted below:
Cumulative GPA Honor Cords
Gold:  GPA 3.8-4.0
Silver: GPA 3.5-3.79
Department Honor Cords (White)
Departmental Honors- Students are selected based on criteria set by department chairs and departments (student is eligible to receive ONE cord, despite the number of departmental honors they qualify for). 

4.0 Pin

The 4.0 pin recognizes students who have maintained a 4.0 all four years of high School.
Golden Kang Medallion
This award recognizes students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.85 or higher, 5 or more AP and/or UW classes (includes Running Start), and at least 1 activity (Honor Society, Leadership, Sports, Theater (if in the play or participated behind the scenes), Music (if student participated in concerts that took place outside the regular school day).
National Honor Society 
Must meet Honor Society criteria and be in good standing.
Student Leadership Award
This award recognizes leaders who have put others first in service to their school.
President's Award
This award is sponsored by the US Department of Education.  Its purpose is to recognize students with a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher and completed at least 75 percent of the credits required for graduation and was enrolled in at least three academic core subjects (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, the Arts, and Languages other than English) in Grade 12. 
Washington State Honors Award
This award recognizes students that are graduating in the top 10% of the State of Washington.
AP Capstone Diploma Candidate (Medallion)
Students who have passed four AP classes in addition to completing AP Seminar and AP Research and are eligible to receive the College Board’s distinguished Capstone Diploma.
AP Capstone Certificate Candidate

Students who have completed AP Seminar and AP Research and are eligible to receive the College Board’s Capstone Certificate.