York County high school graduations start Saturday at Winthrop Coliseum at 1162 Eden Terrace in Rock Hill.
All four school districts in York County have set the same ground rules for graduation ceremonies, according to a letter to the community from the school districts.
A ticket is required to watch the graduation ceremonies. Spectators are asked not to leave their seats to take pictures during the ceremony.
Friends and family members are asked not to clap, shout or stand until all graduates have walked the stage.
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Rock Hill and Winthrop University police departments will be on duty during each commencement ceremony. Disruptive spectators may be arrested, according to the letter.
“Our goal is not to discourage the joy of the occasion; our goal is to recognize hundreds of students in the most dignified, respectful and efficient way possible,” the letter states.
Graduations kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday with Nation Ford High School students. Fort Mill High School’s ceremony follows at 2 p.m.
Clover students will graduate at 7 p.m. May 25, followed by York Comprehensive High School students at 10 a.m. on May 26.
Rock Hill students graduate on June 3, with South Pointe High School at 10 a.m.
Rock Hill High School students walk the stage at 2 p.m., followed by Northwestern High School at 6 p.m.