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Sauk Rapids-Rice High School hosts the 2021 commencement ceremony with spectators. Thank you for making this a wonderful celebration for the Class of 2021!

We appreciate your patience and understanding as Sauk Rapids-Rice High School plans graduation this year. We want to reiterate this message of gratitude, especially as we navigate the many moving parts in our plans impacted by COVID-19 state guidelines.

We understand this year's senior class would like to graduate as one group and have as much of a traditional ceremony as possible. We hope to honor these priorities. Because of recently released state guidance regarding event capacity and distancing limits (as of May 28), we now have more options for our ceremony.

If you are unable to join the ceremony in person, please join us by using this livestream link. We will broadcast the 2021 commencement ceremony starting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1.

Livestream: 2021 commencement ceremony 

Tickets for In-Person Ceremony

Tickets may be picked-up by students starting May 26. Tickets are available in the high school office from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available for student pick-up at graduation practice on June 1, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will not be available for pick-up at the ceremony. It is the student's responsibility to distribute the eight (8) tickets to family members.

2021 Commencement Ceremony Details

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Senior Graduation Practice

Tuesday, June 1, 10:00 a.m.

Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University

  • Students who are planning to participate in the commencement ceremony are required to attend practice.
  • Students must wear a mask during rehearsal.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from practice.
  • Please park in Lot K.
  • The practice will be approximately 1–1.5 hours in length.












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Senior Picnic

  • The senior picnic will immediately follow graduation practice at Wilson Park.
  • Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and cookies.
  • Please bring yard games to share if you are able.
  • All seniors should be available until approximately 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1.
















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In-Person Commencement Ceremony Details

Tuesday, June 1, 6:00 p.m.

Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University

  • Masking will not be required at the graduation ceremony and is not required for entry into the ceremony. However, masking is encouraged for anyone that has not been fully vaccinated.
  • Each graduate may host eight (8) spectators. All spectators need to show a ticket upon entering the venue.
  • The senior class will move through commencement as one group.
  • Graduates should report to the high school by 5:00 p.m. on June 1 dressed in formal ceremony attire, including cap and gown.
  • Student transportation to and from the ceremony will be provided.
  • Graduates will be placed in the correct order prior to the ceremony.
  • Tickets will not be available for purchase or pick-up at the evening ceremony on June 1.
  • Spectator seating begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • Handicap seating is available. Please see an usher if assistance is needed. 
  • After the ceremony, graduates will return to the high school for the Graduation Celebration Lock-In. Specifics regarding this event coming soon.

Graduation Photos

These are the links families may use to access photos of the graduates as they receive their diplomas from members of the Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board. There are two galleries, so please check out both to find your graduates. Their photos may be in one or both of these galleries.

SRRHS Photo Gallery 1

SRRHS Photo Gallery 2