For 290 Rolla High School seniors, tonight’s graduation ceremony will be their final steps as students at Rolla Schools.


The ceremony begins at 7 p.m., and will be held at the Gale-Bullman Multi-Purpose Building at Missouri S&T. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.


For 290 Rolla High School seniors, tonight’s graduation ceremony will be their final steps as students at Rolla Schools.

The ceremony begins at 7 p.m., and will be held at the Gale-Bullman Multi-Purpose Building at Missouri S&T. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Breaking from past years, there will be several changes to the ceremony, many of which were recommended by a graduation committee of school officials, teachers and parents commissioned to work out some of the kinks from last year.

Parents who are accustomed to heading down to the front of the stage to grab a photo of their graduate will not be able to this year.

Instead, the school will be offering a 5-by-7 inch photo for each student and their families for free.

Overcrowding also was an issue addressed by the committee, and those wishing to  view the ceremony will need a ticket for entrance.

Graduates and their families were given tickets to distribute to anyone they were inviting to the ceremony.

Those without a ticket will still be able to view the ceremony from the big screens televisions in an overflow room, located in the recreation center, adjacent to the gym.

The ceremony also is being broadcasted on Rolla Channel 6. The Rolla School District is one of several funding partners.

As for the sound system, which some parents complained was inadequate last year, Hoven assured it would not be an issue.