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Time, place, parking: What to know about high school, college graduations in Middle GA

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It’s the season for Pomp and Circumstance and thousands are set to graduate in Middle Georgia this month.

Here’s a roundup of times and dates for high school and college commencements:

Bibb Schools

Central High School: May 25, 9 a.m.

Howard High School May 24, 5 p.m

Northeast High School: May 23, 5 p.m.

Rutland High School: May 23, 8 p.m.

Southwest High School: May 24, 8 p.m.

Westside High School: May 25, Noon

Location: The Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive.

Houston Schools

Houston County High School: May 25, 3:30 p.m.

Northside High School: May 24, 4:30 p.m.

Perry High School: May 25, Noon

Veterans High School: May 25, 8:30 am.

Warner Robins High School: May 24, 8 p.m.

Location: The Miller-Murphy-Howard Building at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway Perry, GA 31069.

Parking: Guests requiring assistance may park in the designated parking area. All other guests may park in the paved parking area.

Other midstate schools

Academy for Classical Education: May 25, 7 p.m. at the Macon City Auditorium

Mary Persons High School: May 24, 8 p.m. at Dan Pitts Stadium

Jones County High School: May 23, 6 p.m. at Georgia College and State University’s Centennial Center. Ticket required. Parking information is posted here: https://www.jonescntysd.ga.schools.bz/jchs/News/146

Twiggs County High School: May 24, 7 p.m. in the school’s gym

Peach County High School: May 17, 8 p.m. at Anderson Field Stadium

Private schools

Stratford Academy: May 24, 7 p.m. at Macon City Auditorium

Tattnall Square Academy: May 20, 7 p.m. at Ingleside Baptist Church

First Presbyterian Day School: May 18, noon at Ingleside Baptist Church. Livestream available here: https://livestream.com/fpdmacon

The Westfield School: May 17, 6 p.m. in the gymnatorium

Colleges

Mercer University: May 13, 8:15 a.m. at Five Star Stadium for undergraduates and students in professional programs; May 11, 8:30 a.m. at the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus for Atlanta campus students; May 11, 2 p.m. at Hawkins Arena in Macon for law school students. Livestreams available here: https://commencement.mercer.edu/www/mu-www/index.cfm

Middle Georgia State University: May 9, 9 a.m. for the School of Health Sciences; 1 p.m. for Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences; 4 p.m. for Georgia Academy and programs of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, the School of Aviation and the School of Information Technology. Ticket required. Livestreams available here: https://www.mga.edu/live/index.php

Wesleyan College: May 11, 11 a.m. in Porter Auditorium. Ticket required.

Georgia College: May 10-11 at the Centennial Center Complex. Doors open at 5 p.m. May 10 for the graduate commencement, with the processional beginning at 6:45 p.m. A reception will follow on Centennial Lawn. The undergraduate processional begins at 8:45 a.m. May 11 for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. Doors open at 7 a.m. For students in the Colleges of Business and Health Sciences, the processional begins at 1:45 p.m. with doors opening at noon. Receptions will follow both commencements on Centennial Lawn.

Fort Valley State University: May 11, 9:30 a.m. at the Health and Physical Education (HPE) Complex located at 1005 State University Drive Fort Valley, GA 31030. Livestream available here: https://www.fvsu.edu/spring2019commencement

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