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Graduation Information

Save the Date! FCHS Class of 2023
Graduation is 5/19/23, 6:30 PM, CSU Moby Arena

FCHS Graduation videos 


THIS INFORMATION WAS UPDATED ON 5/16/23 (When we make any changes to the information below, we will change the date in this box to indicate when updates were made.)

Seniors must complete the PSD Graduation Survey in Xello before turning in their laptop.
Please let us know if we can answer any questions at jstephen@psdschools.org

Question Response
When will Jostens be at FCHS to take orders for Graduation Regalia? This has already happened this fall, but if you didn't order a cap and gown and would like to, please contact Lindsay Bellus at bellusoffice@jostens.com as soon as possible! You can also order on the website at jostens.com
What are important dates that seniors should be aware of?

Grad walks:
Lesher 8am
Boltz 1:45pm
Lincoln 1:45pm

Graduation rehearsal (required for all graduating seniors) is on 5/19 from 2:15-4:15 PM @ Moby Arena

Graduation is 5/19 @ Moby Arena, 6:30 PM. Seniors need to arrive for staging at 5:45 PM

When is the FCHS Class of 2023 graduation ceremony? Friday, May 19, 2023 @ 6:30pm
Where is the FCHS Class of 2023 graduation ceremony? Colorado State University in Moby Arena
Will guests be permitted at Moby Arena to watch the FCHS Class of 2023 graduation ceremony?

Yes, there are no limits on number of guests*

*If the county makes changes to size of gatherings because of COVID restrictions, this can change.

Will there be a graduation rehearsal? Yes. Graduation rehearsal (required for all graduating seniors) will be on Friday, May 19th from 2:15-4:15pm at Moby Arena
What time do graduates need to arrive at Moby Arena on May 19th? Graduates will report at 5:45pm.
Are grad walks back? Grad walks:
Lesher 8am
Boltz 1:45pm
Lincoln 1:45pm
Will PSD provide a link to watch the graduation ceremony live? Yes. PSD will stream the ceremony live on YouTube. We will provide the link when we get closer to graduation.
Is PSD using other social media to support the event? Yes. Graduates are encouraged to take pictures throughout the day, post them and use #PSDProud. Random posts will be shown on the large screens throughout the ceremony.
Will students be required to wear masks during the ceremony? At this time, masks for both graduates and spectators are optional. However, we will continue to follow the guidelines provided by Larimer County and update  our community closer to graduation if there are changes.
Will graduation programs be available for guests? We will provide two formally printed graduation programs for each graduate prior to graduation day (given out with caps and gowns on May 17th). During the day of graduation, we will have a QR Code posted so guests can access a program using their smartphone.
Is FCHS providing/selling yard signs for graduates? Yes, FCHS will provide links and instructions for parents with the orders of graduation signs. More information about how to order and pay will be available here during fourth quarter.
Will there be a place to store personal items for graduates? No. There will not be a supervised location for graduates to keep personal items. Graduates should plan accordingly and give their keys/cell phones/bags, etc. to their guests.
What is the dress code for graduates? Graduates should be dressed in "business casual" attire. Please do NOT wear jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes, hiking boots or any other inappropriate attire.
Can graduates wear items not provided by FCHS during the graduation ceremony, and/or decorate their caps? Please contact Kaitlin Miles, kmiles@psdschools.org, to discuss specific items.
What do graduates/guests do if they have misplaced an items after the ceremony? All lost/leftover items will be collected by the PSD Custodial Dept. and kept in a lost and found area at the district. Please contact 970-488-3333 to learn more if you are missing an item after graduation. (Items will not be stored at FCHS.)
Are "tickets" required for entrance to Moby Arena? No. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. There are a limited number of handicap accessible seats, so if you need them, please plan on arriving early to get your spots.
Where do graduates get their other honor cords/stoles/etc. from? If a graduate is receiving an honor cord/stole/etc. they need to contact the sponsor of the honor society they belong to directly.
How long will the FCHS graduation ceremony last? The FCHS graduation ceremony will last 1.5-2 hours total. We will begin promptly at 6:30pm.
Can the graduate choose who will hand them their diploma at graduation? While we are so excited that students have built great relationships with staff in our building, we are unable to grant this request. We have approximately 450 graduates, and in order to get through graduation in a reasonable amount of time, we have to keep the flow moving quicky. The staff handing out diplomas this year were selected by the Senior class, so they should represent the hard work and connections of the Class of 2023.
What if I can't afford a cap and gown or would prefer not to buy one? We have plenty of caps and gowns from previous graduations that you can borrow. Please go to Student Services or call 970-488-8111 to start this process.
Will there be translation provided at the ceremony? Yes, there will be live translation available at Moby Arena with headphones provided at the event. These headphones work best for those sitting in Section M.
Will there be an ASL interpreter available at the ceremony? Yes, guests who need hearing-impaired interpretation services may sit in Section N.



Department Team

Department Leader

Kaitlin Miles

Department Leader

Justin Stephens

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.