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Graduation Information

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First off, you will be required to be in our graduation dress code to participate in Cibola’s commencement ceremonies.  The dress code is as follows:

  1. White cap and gown with gold stole purchased from campus specialties. They are a local company and so you can visit their store, or you can order online.  The deadline to order for the cheaper bulk order price is December 1st, 2022.  Order from Herff Jones - (505) 275-9357. 1529 Eubank Blvd # B, Albuquerque, NM 87112  

  2. Students must wear a white dress with white or nude dress shoes or black slacks, white dress shirt, black tie, black socks, and black shoes Traditional cultural attire may be worn under the cap and gown.  Questions about attire should be directed to Ms. Chavez.

  • Senior Panoramic Photo - Optional. The panoramic photo will be taken at 8am on November 1st.  You will receive your free senior T-shirt at that time. To pre-order photos use the QR codes below.

    • Formal photo only, $35

    • Formal photo, fun photo, and 23' photo, $55

  • Prom - Optional.  April 15, 2023

  • Powder Puff - Optional.  Tentatively scheduled for April 12, 2023.  The date may be changed once the spring sports schedules are finalized.

  • Senior BBQ - Optional.  Tentative date: May 11, 2023. The BBQ is not required, but it is fun and free!

  • Senior Finals TBA, if I had to guess, May 4th and 5th or May 8th and 9th.

  • Caps and Gowns will be handed out on Thursday, May 11th at Cibola High School, at 1pm. You cannot receive your cap and gown until your account is clear of all fees.  You can check ParentVue/StudentVue online to pay student fees.

  • On Monday, May 15th, we will have two activities that are required for all graduating seniors.  

    • 8:30 amgraduation rehearsal, Cibola Concourse, wear caps and gowns with comfy clothes underneath.

      • We will follow rehearsal with Graduate Walks at our neighborhood elementary schools and James Monroe. While this is not required, the students that have participated in the past have found these “walks” to be a highlight of their graduation experience.  

      • 5:30 pmHonors Assembly, Cibola concourse

        • At 5:30 pm all graduates must report back to Cibola to get ready for the Senior Awards Assembly.  

        • The Awards Assembly begins at 6:30pm. Doors will open at 6:00.

        • Attendance, in full graduation attire, is mandatory. Full graduation attire means cap, gown, and stole, white dress or black slacks with white dress shirt underneath.

  • Graduation is Tuesday, May 16th.  The ceremony begins at 6:30 pm at Tingley Coliseum.  Graduates will be asked to show up by 4:15 pm.  There are no tickets required for admission. Doors open at 5:30 for spectators. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Noisemakers, glass vases, balloons, and signs are prohibited. ADA seating available.

These times are subject to change as the dates approach. I encourage you to please subscribe to the Class of 2023 account so that you are always informed of the latest information.


Thank you, 


Jeanine Chavez

Activities Director

Cibola High School