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Dates, times, what you need to know

High school students in central Michigan are getting ready to graduate. Here’s what you need to know about where and when the graduation ceremonies are and what to bring.

This year, graduation ceremonies in mid-Michigan will begin as early as Saturday, May 11, and continue through June.

Many graduation ceremonies will be held on school grounds, while others will use local venues such as the Michigan State University Breslin Center and the Wharton Center.

The list below shows the date, location and time of more than 40 upcoming graduation ceremonies in the region. Please note that most graduation ceremonies are by invitation only and attendees will need a ticket.

Saturday May 11

Corunna High School: 3 p.m. on the Nick Annese football field

Thursday May 16

Alma High School: 7 p.m. at the Alma High School gym

Morrice High School: 7 p.m. at Morrice High School

Owosso High School: 7:00 PM at Willman Football Field

Sunday May 19

Portland St. Patrick Catholic School: 11 a.m. at the Portland St. Patrick Catholic School gym

Bath High School: 2:00 PM at Bath High School

Fowler High School: 2 p.m. at Fowler Athletic Center

Fulton High School: 2 p.m. at Fulton High School football field

Lansing Catholic High School: 2 p.m. at Lansing Catholic High School gym

Ovidius-Elsie secondary school: 2 p.m. at Ovid-Elsie High School

Perry High School: 2 p.m. at Perry High School football field

Dansville High School: 3 p.m. at Dansville High School gym

Carson City-Crystal High School: 4:00 PM at the Carson City-Crystal High School gym

Tuesday May 21

Pewamo-Westphalia High School: 7:00 PM in Pirate Stadium

Wednesday May 22

Ashley community schools: 7:00 PM at the Ashley Community Schools gym

Thursday May 23

Maple Valley Jr./Sr. Secondary school: 6 p.m. at the Maple Valley Jr./Sr. High school football field

Portland High School: 6 p.m. at Portland High School football field

Potterville High School: 6 p.m. at Potterville High School

Ionia High School: 7 p.m. at the Ionia High School football field

Ithaca High School: 7 p.m. at the Ithaca High School gym

Laingsburg High School: 7 p.m. at Laingsburg High School football field

Lakewood High School: 7 p.m. at Lakewood High School

Webberville High School: 7 p.m. at Webberville High School football field

Wednesday May 29

Okemos High School: 7:00 PM at the MSU Breslin Center

Thursday May 30

East Lansing High School: 7:00 PM at the MSU Breslin Center

Saranac High School: 7 p.m. at Saranac High School football field

St. John’s High School: 7:30 PM at St. Johns athletic field

Friday May 31

Eaton Rapids High School: 6:30 PM at Eaton Rapids High School Stadium

Lansing Christian School: 7 p.m. at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Road

Leslie High School: 7:00 PM at Leslie High School

Sunday June 2

Fowlerville High School: 1 p.m. at Fowlerville High School

Haslett High School: 1 p.m. at the MSU Breslin Center

Olivet High School: 1:30 p.m. at Olivet High School

Bellevue Jr./Sr. Secondary school: 2 p.m. at the Bellevue Jr./Sr. High school gymnasium

DeWitt High School: 2 p.m. at the DeWitt High School gym

Williamston High School: 2 p.m. at the Wharton Center

Mason High School: 3 p.m. at the Mason High School fieldhouse

Stockbridge High School: 3 p.m. at Stockbridge High School

Holt High School: 4:00 PM at the MSU Breslin Center

Friday June 7

Grand Ledge High School: 7:00 PM at the MSU Breslin Center

Charlotte High School: 8 p.m. at the Wharton Center

Saturday June 8

Everett High School: 10 a.m. at the MSU Breslin Center

Eastern High School: 1:30 p.m. at the MSU Breslin Center

Sexton High School: 5:00 PM at the MSU Breslin Center

MSU Breslin Center and Wharton Center security policies

All graduation ceremonies held at the MSU Breslin Center will follow the venue’s existing policies on what is and is not allowed.

Visitors must pass through metal detectors on the way in and their bags may be searched. All bags that visitors bring must be clear and measure 12 by 6 by 12 inches or smaller. Backpacks, diaper bags, large fanny packs or handbags are not permitted.

No weapons (including pocket knives of any size), pepper spray, large umbrellas, large flags, outside food or drinks, chair backs, projectiles, balloons or tobacco products are permitted.

For a complete list of what is and is not allowed, visit: breslincenter.com and whartoncenter.com.

Contact Sarah Atwood at [email protected], or follow her at X @sarahmatwood