Mount Tahoma HS to host all graduation ceremonies; six guests per grad allowed

All of Tacoma’s in-person graduation ceremonies will take place at Mount Tahoma High School’s outdoor stadium. Each graduate may invite a maximum of six guests.

Each graduate’s guests must sit together in a group separated from other groups by six feet, according to health and safety standards set by the state Department of Health. Each group will get a seating placement that will be noted on their tickets. Schools will work with graduating seniors on a ticket distribution plan.

Everyone attending the ceremony must wear a mask.

Given the state requirement allowing a 25 percent capacity for outdoor events, Mount Tahoma’s stadium offers the best combination of the most guests per graduate, an outdoor venue for maximum safety, ADA accessibility and a large parking area. 

Graduation schedule:

Wednesday, June 9

  • SOTA: 1 p.m.
  • IDEA: 4 p.m.
  • SAMI: 7 p.m.

Monday, June 14

  • Oakland: 1 p.m.
  • Stadium: 4 p.m.
  • Lincoln: 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 15

  • Wilson: 1 p.m.
  • Mount Tahoma: 4 p.m.
  • Foss: 7 p.m.

Ceremonies will also be streamed live online. 

You cannot attend graduation if you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation, if you have been exposed to someone with COVD-19 and you are in quarantine, or if you have COVID-19 symptoms. 

Tacoma Public Schools will continue to follow state and local guidelines on health and safety. If guidelines change between now and the graduation dates, we’ll provide updates.

Media Contact

Dan Voelpel, Executive Director of Communications | 253-571-1015 |

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