Patriot Center Hosts Area High School Graduation Ceremonies

Posted: May 13, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: May 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm

It’s high school graduation time, and 21 graduation ceremonies will take place at the Patriot Center on the Fairfax Campus this year. Attendance at these graduations ranges from 3,000 to 5,500 people.

Expect heavy traffic on the roadways to and from campus, as well as on campus, approximately one hour before and after each ceremony. Most ceremonies last about two hours.

To avoid the heaviest congestion, it is recommended that drivers use less traveled entrances onto campus such as Shenandoah River Lane off Roberts Road or George Mason Boulevard off University Drive.

Following is the schedule, along with the expected number of attendees.

Sunday, June 5
2:30 p.m. Pope Paul VI, 3,000

Friday, June 10
7 p.m. Gar-Field, 5,000

Saturday, June 11
9:30 a.m. Hylton High, 5,000
2 p.m. Forest Park, 5,500
7 p.m. Freedom (PWCPS), 4,500

Thursday, June 16
9:30 a.m. Robinson, 5,000
2 p.m. South County, 3,500
7 p.m. Stone Bridge, 3,500

Friday, June 17
9:30 a.m. Westfield, 5,500
2 p.m. Herndon, 4,000
7 p.m. Freedom (LCPS), 3,500

Saturday, June 18
10 a.m. Broad Run, 3,500
2 p.m. Briar Woods, 3,500
7 p.m. Thomas Jefferson, 3,500

Monday, June 20
9:30 a.m. Oakton, 4,000
2:30 p.m. Park View, 3,000
7:30 p.m. Chantilly, 5,000

Tuesday, June 21
9:30 a.m. Centreville, 4,500
2 p.m. West Springfield, 4,000
7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock, 4,000

Wednesday, June 22
2 p.m. Lee High, 4,000

In addition, several high school graduations will take place at nearby Robinson High School (5035 Sideburn Road) on some of these same days. They are:

Friday, June 17
2:30 p.m., Woodson
4:30 p.m., Robinson

Monday, June 20
2:30 p.m., Stuart

 

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