• Conestoga Valley High School

    Commencement / Graduation 2024



    Your cap and gown will be shipped to and distributed from your school.  All other graduation products ordered through this program will be mailed to your home.

    If you have any questions, please contact SSC via either phone (610.539.1330), or email at


    Baccalaureate is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2:00pm at Faith Church, 2124 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

    Graduation will be June 4, 2024 at 7:00pm at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA   


    Please review carefully for information pertaining to the end of the school year and the 2024 commencement ceremony. 


    Senior Graduation/Commencement Expectations for 2024

    CVHS wants all seniors who complete their senior year successfully to participate in our annual commencement ceremony.  It is an important life event for graduates and families alike.  Participation in the ceremony is voluntary and those who wish to take part must agree to abide by the following conditions:

    • Successfully complete all academic requirements according to all due dates. This includes mandatory and elective courses and total credits.
    • Maintain regular attendance. Students may not exceed an absentee rate for unexcused absences of 10% or greater for any 60-day period of school. 
    • Be responsible. Students who engage in behavior(s) that jeopardize the safety and well-being of others or in general compromise school rules and the reputation of the class or school may be denied participation in commencement.  Expectations for appropriate behavior continue up to and including the commencement ceremony.
    • Satisfy all obligations and debts. All fees, costs and/or charges must be satisfied prior to the end of seniors’ regular classes.  All equipment or other school property must be returned in full and in appropriate condition prior to the end of seniors’ regular classes.
    • Attend Commencement practices. Seniors must attend all commencement practices.
    • Wear the school approved cap and gown and follow all procedures for ordering.  Do not decorate your cap / mortar board.  
    • Follow all commencement related tasks and procedures as communicated by the commencement advisor and administration.

    Again, we want all seniors who have completed their high school requirements to participate in commencement.  Please be sure these rules are understood and followed as various deadlines approach throughout the year.

    Thank you for your understanding and full cooperation.

    CVHS Administration


    FAQ's regarding commencement

    How many tickets can I have? Students will receive FIVE tickets for the commencement ceremony. Tickets will be distributed at graduation practice.  

    How long will the graduation practices last? If all goes as planned, practices should take 3-4 hours.

    How long does graduation take? The ceremony typically lasts approximately two hours.

    May I decorate my cap/mortar board?  No. Do not decorate or paint your mortar board in any manner. No messages or drawings on it. Plain is the only acceptable way to wear it. 

    What do students need to wear under their gown?  Requested attire is:

    • Male: Dress shirt and tie, dress pants and dress shoes.  No sneakers. 
    • Female:  Dress or dress pants/blouse.  When choosing shoes, keep in mind that you will be walking up and down several flights of stairs during the processional.  We discourage wearing high heels.  

    Class of 2024 - End of Year Timeline

    A few highlights for seniors:

    • Tuesday, May 28, 2024: Last Day of School for Seniors
    • Wednesday, May 29, 2024: There will be iPad Collection and Cap and Gown distribution.  Please arrive at your assigned time with your iPad, case and charger. 
      • Location: Rill Gym.
        8:30 - 9:30 am for last name A-L
        9:30 - 11:30 AM for last name M-Z
    • Thursday, May 30, 2024: 
      • Hershey Park Senior Field Trip
      • Park is open 11-7; parking fees apply; discounted ticket sale has CLOSED
    • Friday, May 31, 2024
      • Senior Class Farewell Breakfast
      • Held in cafeteria from 8:30-9:15
      • You must sign up for a free ticket (see Schoology class page for details)

    Reminder:  All fines must be paid prior to receiving your cap and gown and/or diploma.  Please see Mrs. Jeanie Glick in the main office with any questions pertaining to a fine or to make a payment.  


    Graduation Practice / Commencement Ceremony Information

    In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must attend all 3 practices.  

    Graduation Practice #1

    Date: Friday, May 31, 2024

    Location: CVHS Rill Gym

    Time: Practice begins at 9:15 am.  

    Senior Class Farewell Breakfast

    • Held in cafeteria from 8:30-9:15
    • You must sign up for a free ticket (see Schoology class page for details)


    Graduation Practice #2

    Date: Monday, June 3, 2024

    Location: CVHS Rill Gym

    Time: Practice begins at 8:30 am.  Please arrive at the gym at 8:15 am. 

    Ice Cream Send Off at the end of practice! 


    Graduation Practice #3

    Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

    Location: Calvary Church - 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA

    You are responsible for providing your own transportation to Calvary for this practice. 

    Time: Practice begins at 8:30 am.  Please arrive at 8:15 am. 


    Commencement Ceremony Details

    Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

    Time: 7:00pm

    All seniors must arrive at Calvary at 6:00pm and report to the main fellowship hall. 

    Location: Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA