Class of 2021


Sunset students graduating

Graduation Information

Sunset High School Graduation Ceremonies 

Our ceremonies will follow guidance from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) in regards to outdoor/indoor entertainment establishments. Washington County is in the lower risk category which means that: 

  • Six feet of social distancing is required between parties. 
  • Face masks are NOT required outdoors. 

Diploma covers are handed out at graduation. Diplomas will be sent in late June, through the mail, to graduates.

Drive-Up Graduation Thursday, June 10, 2021

Graduates are asked to wear their cap and gown.

Graduates and families who are participating in the Drive-Up Graduation on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Sunset High School will enter off Cornell Road Main Entrance and proceed to the bus lane. We ask that families and graduates arrive at their assigned times which were emailed to families on Friday, May 28, 2021

Graduates will exit their car and have their photo taken by Dorian. Graduates will then proceed to the stage where their name will be called and they will walk across the stage to receive their diploma cover. Families of the graduate will pull their car(s) forward and be able to watch their graduate walk across the stage.

This ceremony can be viewed via live stream:

6:00 PM SHS Graduation (Drive-Up, June 10)

In-Person Graduations Friday, June 11, 2021

Both In-Person Graduation ceremonies will be taking place on Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Sunset High School Stadium.

The Stadium gates will open one (1) hour prior to the start of graduation. Tickets are required for each ceremony and are not interchangeable.

There will be seating for families on both the field and in the stands. Seating on the field will be spaced for social distancing. Families sitting in the Stadium will need to space themselves six (6) feet from other families.

Graduates need to report to the baseball/soccer field one (1) hour BEFORE their graduation ceremony. Graduation ceremonies will start promptly at 4 PM and 7 PM.

Graduates will have their picture taken by Dorian prior to the ceremony and then prepare for the processional.

Parking (Please see attachment)

Stadium Parking will include handicap parking and be reserved for grandparents. The stadium parking area will also be used for dropping off guests and/or graduates.

Parking can be found off Cornell Road at the main entrance to Sunset High School and off of Science Parkway at the back of the high school. Additional Parking can be found across the street from the stadium at the Lutheran Church.

After the Graduation Ceremony

We ask that families clear the stadium directly following graduation to allow for the next ceremony.

Graduates will make their way to post-ceremony reception area. Parents will need to meet their graduates in this area (See Attachment)

Live Stream

All three (3) ceremonies will be live-streamed.

6:00 PM SHS Graduation (Drive-Up, June 10)

4:00 PM SHS Graduation (June 11)

7:00 PM SHS Graduation (June 11)


Graduation ceremonies will take place in the stadium, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

We ask that heels not be worn on our fields. Heels can cause damage to the turf and cause injury.

Please do not bring outside food or beverage into the stadium.

All ceremonies require graduates to wear their cap and gown. Caps and gowns are not to be decorated.

If bringing flowers and/or leis, they should not be given to graduates until AFTER the ceremony. Please do not bring any balloons into the stadium.