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  • Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony
    Saturday, May 27, 2023
    NOW Arena - Hoffman Estates, IL  


    School District U-46 high school graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at the NOW Arena, located at 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates will start according to the following schedule:

      • Larkin High School: 8 a.m.

      • Streamwood High School: 11 a.m.

      • South Elgin High School: 2 p.m.

      • Elgin High School: 5 p.m.

      • Bartlett High School: 8 p.m.

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    Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony Information

    Graduate Entrance

    • Graduates should enter through Door 11 upon arrival.
    • Graduates must wear their gowns into the NOW Arena but are asked to have their gowns unzipped to expedite the screening process.
    • Graduates should leave any additional belongings (handbags, etc.) at home or in their car.
    • NOW Arena security staff will require all graduates to walk through metal detectors while entering the student entrance location.

    Guest Entrance

    • All guests must enter at the arena’s main entrance.
    • Guests to the graduation ceremony are asked not to bring large bags or balloons into the NOW Arena.
    • NOW Arena security will also be conducting bag searches and using hand-held metal detector wands for random checks of guests.


    There will be seats available for guests who require ADA accommodation. Guests must bring their own wheelchair, as none will be available at the NOW Arena.


    After the ceremony, graduates will exit the arena through Door 4 and can meet up with guests in the closed section of Hoffman Boulevard. All guests must exit through the Main Entrance.

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