Lowell HS Graduation

Updated 2022 Graduation Information

With graduation right around the corner, here are some important dates to know: 

Senior Finals Week: 5/16/2022 - 5/20/2022

As students complete their finals, they need to return textbooks to their teachers, pay all outstanding library dues, return any team uniforms to the athletic director, return SFUSD technology to a STAFF PERSON during Block 6 or Block 7 in the bookroom.

(students who have not returned these items will not receive their bids until items have been verified as returned)


Week Before Graduation: 5/23/2022 - 5/27/2022

Monday, 5/23/2022

Attend class as normal

Tuesday, 5/24/2022
  • 9:45am - 4pm (times subject to traffic)
    • Senior Picnic, McNears Beach
    • If students choose not to attend, they should come to school or be marked absent
Wednesday, 5/25/2022
  • 1:30pm - 4pm
    • Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal with Cap & Gown Distribution
    • Lowell Football Field (Attendance will be taken)
Thursday, 5/26/2022
  • 1:45om - 3:30pm
    • Bid Distribution (graduation ticket)
    • All students to receive 9 bids for graduation
    • Registry teachers will be distributing bids to students
    • Bids will NOT BE GIVEN to students who:
      • Have not returned textbooks
      • Have not paid all outstanding library dues
      • Have not returned any team uniforms to the athletic director
      • Have not returned SFUSD technology to a STAFF PERSON in the book room
Friday, 5/27/2022
  • Clear out lockers, continue to return items to teachers
  • Return all borrowed Lowell locks to your registry teacher
  • Last day to clear out locker
  • Return all missing items and clear any debts to the school


Graduation Day: 5/31/2022

TUESDAY, 5/31/2022 8:45am - 11:00am

Kezar Stadium

  • Student Drop off starts at 7:45am
  • All guests (even small children) must have a bid to enter.  We would like for the graduation ceremonies to be held with the utmost respect for our graduates. The following items are not allowed at any ceremony:
    • Signs/placards
    • Balloons
    • Air horns or vuvuzelas
    • Confetti/confetti cannons
    • No animals with the exception of certified service animals
    • Food/beverages or alcohol
    • Fireworks
  • For Livestream viewing visit: https://www.sfusd.edu/schools/2022-high-school-graduation-ceremonies
  • Entry to the venue will be at Frederick St. & Willard St. (Main Gate) and Arguello Blvd. (West Gate)
  • Ride Share + Family drop off & pick up zones:
    • Zone 1: Frederick St. between Willard St. and Arguello Blvd
    • Zone 2: Stanyan St. (southbound in front of Kezar Pavilion)
    • Zone 3: Willard St. (northbound at Arguello Blvd.)
    • Zone 4: Kezar Dr. (eastbound at Arguello Blvd.)
  • MUNI Service:  Bus lines 7, 43, 66, Train N
  • Event Parking:
    • Golden Gate Park has free street parking
    • Kezar Lot ($10 rate, limited spaces)
    • UCSF Milberry Union Garage ($5 per hour; limited spaces)
    • UCSF Central Parking Garage ($5 per hour; limited spaces)
  • For pictures of students, Lifetouch will be taking pictures of all graduates crossing the stage.  Visit events.lifetouch.com and sign up to receive notifications when your photos are available.  All students will be photographed, and pictures will be online 2-6 weeks after the ceremony.  

General Information

Graduates & families must review all 4 pages of this Graduation Contract.  


Important Dates:

**Dates subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

  • May 24th (Tuesday):  Senior Picnic

  • May 25th (Wednesday): Rehearsal at Lowell with Cap & Gown distribution

  • May 26th (Thursday): Graduation Bid Distribution

    • Students who have turned in all books, technology, uniforms, have paid for all lost or missing items, etc. will receive their bids.  All students will receive 9 bids from their reg teachers after clearing out their lockers and confirming they do not have any outstanding bills or items from the school.  

  • May 31st (Tuesday): Graduation


Lowell Class of 2022 will be graduating on May 31st, 2022.  The ceremony is scheduled to start at 8:45 am sharp and will be at Kezar Stadium (670 Kezar Drive).  We are also ending at 11:00 am sharp as there will be 3 graduations to follow us that day.  Information on parking and other logistics will be shared as we get closer to graduation.


The window to order Cap & Gowns has closed.  Cap & Gown distribution information will be shared as we get closer to graduation.  For the students and families who did not get their orders in, Josten’s staff will bring Cap & Gowns of various sizes and we will try to accommodate as best as possible.


If you have any questions, please reach out to byterritory@lifetouch.com

If you have any questions about graduation, please email us at: LowellGraduation@sfusd.edu

This page was last updated on May 23, 2022