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Senior and Graduation Information 2023

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Graduation - 2023!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 2:00 pm

at Rupp Arena - no tickets required - seating is first come, first served and you can not reserve seats

Graduation Practice and Ceremony Information

Important Dates:

May 3rd - Meeting for seniors/off campus/early graduates during CCR - 11 - 11:40 - in gym or auditorium (to be determined later) - if someone misses this meeting then they will be able to get information in the Guidance Office after the meeting has taken place. 

If you are an early grad, please send an email with your personal email address to Tara Depew so that we can email any new graduation information or updates.

May 26th - Graduation practice 8:25 - 11:00 at PLD Gym - This is mandatory if you plan to walk!

Senior Check List!

Senior Transition Survey  

Caps and Gowns:

If you ordered your cap and gown before March 27th and you missed the distribution, you can call 859-381-3554 or stop by the Guidance Office to pick it up.

If you ordered after March 27th, we most likely do not have it in yet. Please call 859-381-3554 to see if we have it in our office. 

If you ordered your cap and gown through Coach Garvin in the Youth Service Center, it has not arrived yet. Please email Coach Garvin to check with him.  

Off Campus/Early Graduates:

Once you have graduated, you will lose access to your school email address. Your school email address is how we link you to the "Senior Class of 2023" course in Canvas to send out information. Please send an email to Stevie Hightman with your personal email address so that we can add your email to the distribution list for future communications.  

Requesting Transcripts:

You will need to send your final high school transcript to your college or university after final grades have posted. Final grades and final transcripts are processed by the district and will not be available until after June 20th. You can request the transcript through Parchment and select "Hold for Grades." When final, official transcripts are processed, we will release all transcript requests. 

To get your transcript for free as a current student, you need to create your Parchment account with your school email address. REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORD! Dunbar can not reset passwords. You will have to contact Parchment for that. Once you graduate, you will need to change your Parchment account to a personal email address! If you forget your password and you will have to reset it, you will not have access to your school email to get the link. If this happens, you will need to contact Parchment support to get access to your account.