Plano ISD will celebrate graduation on Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Dallas Convention Center with three momentous ceremonies.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Dallas Convention Center
- Plano East – 9:30 a.m.
- Plano West – 2:00 p.m.
- Plano – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets & Admission
The number of admission tickets issued is based upon the number of graduates to be accommodated at the facility. Seating will be general admission. An area for handicap seating will be located on the arena floor. Each disabled person may be accompanied by one companion. (Both must have tickets.) Ticket distribution at each senior high campus is as follows:
- Plano East – 6 tickets
- Plano West – 5 tickets
- Plano – 6 tickets
For any guests unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live online.
Travel & Parking
DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) - www.dart.org
Red Rail Line and Blue Rail Line both stop at the Convention Center.
Customer Information - (214) 979-1111
Suggested DART Park & Ride Stations
- Downtown Plano Station at 15th Street and Avenue J
1001 E. 16th St., Plano, 75074 (additional parking at the Plano ISD Cox Building, 1517 Avenue H, Plano,
75074 – 150 spots)
- Spring Valley Station at Spring Valley Road and Central Expwy.
100 W. Spring Valley Rd., Richardson, 75081
Dallas Convention Center has 1,200 parking spaces.
Directions & Parking
Provider is ACE Parking (214) 671-9509. Charge is $12 per entry, per vehicle. Enter the convention center parking garages on Lamar or Griffin Streets; heading south, turn left on Memorial Drive into garages (cash or credit card). Additional ACE parking is available. Traffic officers will direct guests to the following lots once parking garage is full:
- Lot C has 175 spaces (Lamar and Griffin Streets) (cash or credit card);
- Lot E and surrounding lots have 2,000 spaces (Hotel Street and Memorial
Drive, about a ½-mile walk from the Convention Center) (cash only).
STAR Parking (214) 871-2283 provides the following additional prearranged lots ($10 charge):
- Lot #10 (cash only) – 350 parking spots
1700 Canton Street (Canton and Ervay Streets)
- Lot #11 (cash only) – 396 parking spots
600 Canton Street (Canton and Browder Streets)
- Lot #16 (cash or credit card) – 374 parking spots
820-840 South Lamar Street (Security Archives/Eddie Deen parking lot)
- Lot #26 (cash or credit card) – 126 parking spots
861 South Griffin Street (Banana lot)
Contact AABCO-Ready Rental at (972) 412-3500 to make advanced reservations for renting power scooters, manual wheelchairs and power wheelchairs for the Plano ISD graduation ceremonies. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website readyrentalmedical.com for more information. AABCO-Ready Rental will be located at Dallas Convention Center in the upper A/B lobby between Hall A and HALL B entrances by the escalators.
Live Event Coverage on TV & Internet
The TV broadcast will air on a digital channel, and the webcast will be available. Tune in live the day of the events. More details will be posted here.
Approximately one week following graduation, the ceremonies will be replayed all summer on Plano ISD's Time Warner cable channel 99 and on Verizon FIOS channel 33. Airings can be recorded. The schedule will be posted here.
Meeting Graduates & Exiting Convention Center
At the conclusion of the graduation ceremonies, graduates will participate in a recessional from the arena and will return to Exhibit Hall A. Guests will remain seated during the recessional and will be adjourned after the graduates have exited the arena. Families will meet their graduates at Exhibit Hall A immediately after the ceremony. Graduates and their families should proceed immediately to the lobby areas that have access to the escalators, main entrance, garages, street parking and other parking lots. Because of the multiple ceremonies planned on this day, all graduates and guests are asked to leave DCC within one hour after each ceremony.
DCC & Plano ISD Policies
To respect and honor all graduating seniors and their families, please review these policies. The Dallas Convention Center and the Plano Independent School District may refuse admission to (or may expel) patrons for disruptive or disorderly conduct. Noisemakers and air horns are not permitted. Persons found with these items will be escorted from the venue. Other items prohibited at this venue include balloons, silly string/ confetti, lighters, matches, laser pointers, weapons, back packs, large purses, bags, food and drinks, tobacco products, large flower arrangements, signs, large banners, tripods and professional cameras.
Senior High School Graduation Websites
Watch highlights from last year's graduation events:
(3 min., 59 sec.)
Watch full event videos of each 2014 ceremony:
(1 hour, 35 minutes)
Plano Senior (2 hours)
Plano East (2 hours)