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Graduation Information

Graduation Live Link

Use this LINK for the Hinsdale Central graduation ceremony live stream and/or to purchase a copy of the ceremony.

Dates to Know

April 16, 2024: Distribution of Graduation Materials:

  • Announcements - during all lunch periods, in the student commons 
  • Cap & Gown Distribution - during all lunch periods, in the student commons
    • Tickets for an indoor commencement program, if inclement weather, will be distributed with the cap & gown.
  • Rings will be sent directly to the homes of those who ordered one.

April 13, 2024: Prom at the Museum of Science & Industry

May 17, 2024: Yearbook Distribution Day

May 20, 21, AND 22: Senior Attendance Days

  • Attendance expected for all grade 12 students through May 22
  • Please settle all financial obligations before the end of the school day on Wednesday, May 22.  This includes Athletic and/or Activity fees and the return of textbooks received from the Educational Fee Waiver program if applicable. Please bring Educational Fee Waiver program textbooks to the Main Office.
  • Lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 22. Seniors will not be allowed into the school building to clean out their lockers after May 22.

May 23, 2024:

  • Senior Scholarship Program in the Auditorium, 8:30 AM- 10:00 AM
  • Graduation Rehearsal is in the main gymnasium at 10:30 AM.  Attendance is MANDATORY if you are participating in the commencement ceremony. Seniors must leave campus after rehearsal as the school will still be in session for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. 
  • Senior Picnic will take place on Grant Street Fields hosted by senior parents immediately following graduation practice. 
  • Commencement Ceremony 
    • Dickinson Field at 7:00 PM, no tickets required, gates open at 5:00 PM
    • If there is inclement weather, the commencement program will be held in the gymnasium. Students are given 4 tickets when they pick up their graduation materials. There are no extra tickets available for the commencement program if the event is held inside. If families have more than 4 attendees, the auditorium will be open where we will live stream the ceremony onto a big screen. Anyone is welcome to come and sit in comfortable auditorium seats, no tickets required. This is a great option for anyone who would find sitting on gym bleachers uncomfortable.

Cap and Gown Information

Seniors, please go to to enter your Cap and Gown information and to order any additional items you would like. There is no fee for the Cap and Gown through Jostens, the fee is covered through your $50.00 school graduation fee.

  • Go to and enter your school name
  • Click on the GRADUATION tab
  • Packages show up first, scroll down and hit SHOP NOW to see everything and look for the Cap and Gown Unit under the Cap and Gown Information. It shows $0.00.
  • Click on Cap, Gown, Stole &; Tassel Unit to enter Height, Weight, and Gender information.
  • Choose Gifts For Grad if you like or choose No Thanks.
  • Choose Review and Order – ADD TO CART – Enter Student Name – CHECKOUT

Please call Julie Van Ness, at 630-570-8214, with any questions