Class of 2017 - Graduation Information

Message from Merriweather Post Pavilion: Commencement Parking

Uniformed parking attendants will be facilitating the parking for all HCPSS commencement ceremonies.  Please park as directed when arriving for the Graduations at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Note that prior to 5 PM, parking is not permitted in any parking garage on Little Patuxent Parkway, any parking garage on Broken Land Parkway, or any surface lot at the Mall. Parking attendants will direct guests to the surface lots and spaces that are available at the time of your scheduled ceremony. After 5 PM, parking attendants will continue to direct cars to all available lots and parking garages, with the exception of the MedStar parking garage (at the corner of Little Patuxent Parkway and Broken Land Parkway), which will open at 6 PM. Please follow the signs and direction of the parking attendants to make the event run as smoothly as possible. Lastly, follow the school directions related to arrival times and vacate the parking lots as quickly as possible.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Senior Activities and Commencement Instructions Brochure

Contains a list of all upcoming senior activities, as well as everything you need to know about Commencement, including information about caps & gowns, obligations, tickets and parking for the ceremony.

View/download the brochure.


Final Exam and Graduation Rehearsal Schedule

View/download the schedule.


Senior Class Meeting - March 29, 2017

Topics covered included:

  • Eligibility for attending senior activities and prom – take care of obligations including Saturday School
  • Dress code reminders
  • Prom information
  • Voter registration information
  • Senior activities and commencement information

View/download the presentation from the meeting.


Commencement Date Announced

OM's Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 1 at 8:00am at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Stay tuned for details on tickets, parking, and more.


HCPSS Employees Presenting Diplomas

Any Howard County Public School System employee who would like to present their child's diploma should email our graduation coordinator, Laurin Grubb ( Details will be distributed closer to the date of the commencement ceremony.


Caps & Gowns

Caps and gowns will be on sale during ALL lunch shifts on Tuesday, January 10th and Wednesday, January 11th. They can also be purchased online via the Jostens website:

Do not miss this opportunity to get ready for your 2017 graduation! 


Senior Parent Information Night Presentations

Not able to make it to the Senior Parent Information Night on 9/20/16? Check out the presentations below. Contact your student's guidance counselor with any questions/concerns.

Surviving the College Application Process

Finding the Money: Understanding Financial Aid For High School Seniors and Families


Please see your guidance counselor or grade-level administrator with academic or school related questions.

Questions regarding social events (homecoming, junior class events, etc.) should be directed to class officers, class sponsors (Ms. Wood and Ms. Stagmer), or Mrs. Florida.