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Goose Creek High graduation information

Published Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Charles B. Gibson Stadium

The 2020 Goose Creek High School graduation will be held on June 20 at Charles B. Gibson Stadium. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Each student will be allowed four guests.

(Children 3 years of age and younger will not require a ticket; however, seating will be measured and designated to accompany ticketed individuals only.)

Parking and traffic

One parking pass will be issued per graduate/family for paved parking on campus. Families of the top 25 graduates and BCSD officials will park on the JROTC drill pad and CTE parking lot. The Gym parking lot will be designated for accessible parking (those using wheelchairs or in need of other assistance). GCH teachers will park at Mount Holly Elementary School.

We are blocking Garwood Road at Elmora Drive and Garwood at Jackson Street. This will ensure that residents are able to leave if needed. The back gate to the stadium will be used for families of the top 25 and GCH faculty. The main gate will be used for other guests/attendees.

Arrival and seating

The stage for graduation will be placed along the 20-yard line near the scoreboard. All stadium seating will be utilized, and there will additional, mobile seating marked around the facility.

Attendees/guests will be expected to remain in their designated seating area until the conclusion of the graduation ceremony. Attendees/guests WILL NOT be permitted on the field before, during or after the graduation ceremony.

**Please note that our clear bag entry procedure will be in effect.**

Graduate dress code

Females - Black dress/black pants, white blouse. Wedge, block, or flat shoes (all black)

Males - Black pants (ankle pants are acceptable), white shirt, black tie/bowtie, black shoes

  • Jeans (denim material) are not acceptable
  • Flip-flops, tennis shoes and work boots are not acceptable
  • Cap decorations are prohibited
  • Sunglasses, face coverings/masks and water will be provided for graduates. Additional information regarding face covering expectations and stage etiquette during the ceremony will be shared at graduation practice.  
  • Hang your gown to prevent wrinkles.
  • To order graduation supplies, go to:

Graduate staging information

Graduates should enter the main building for staging no later than 7:30 a.m.

Dismissal and diplomas

Graduates will receive their diploma as they exit the field.

Attendees/guests will be dismissed by section in an effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines. All attendees/guests are asked to move directly to their vehicles and exit the campus.

Live stream information

If you are unable to attend our graduation, you will be able to view it live at


We have hired a photographer for ceremony photos. Please plan to take personal photos away from our campus and before or after the ceremony. Access to Goose Creek High will be limited.

Graduation practice/rehearsal

June 16, 2020 @ 9a.m. - Students will report to the front parking lot (weather-permitting). Our rain plan is to report to the building. Students will be assigned a designated hall based on their last name. Graduates do not have to wear their cap and gown to rehearsal. Hang your gown to prevent wrinkles.

Additional information regarding face covering expectations and stage etiquette during the ceremony will be shared at graduation practice.