Hickory Commencement Ceremonies 2020

June 12, 2020, 9:30 am

Ted Constant Convocation Center

Cap & Gowns: Students will order cap and gowns from Balfour.  Costs and ordering information will be released in early November.

Attire:  Appropriate attire must be worn by all graduates. Appropriate attire includes black shoes, black trousers, dress shirts, neckties, dresses, skirts, or blouses. No sneakers, no slippers, and no flip-flops.  Flats, Pumps, and oxford style footwear are sufficient.  Remember: there are stairs to ascend and descend, so use common sense when choosing footwear.

Graduation Tickets:  All graduating students will receive 10 tickets to graduation in late May.  All guests must have a ticket to attend commencement ceremonies as seating at the TED is limited.  However, the ceremony will also be live streamed for guests to also view this special event at home.  More information on graduation tickets will be released in the Spring.  Please keep these ticket limitations in mind as you plan for out of town guests.

Official Graduation RegaliaGraduation Regalia - Boy wearing gown and cap with stoll and tassle

o   Regular Grads: Teal Cap/Gown, Multicolored tassel, white stole

o   3.0 Grads: Teal Cap/Gown, white tassel, white stole, Multicolored cord

o   NHS Grads: Teal Cap/Gown, white tassel, white stole with NHS patch, Multicolored Cord

o   Other permissible regalia at Commencement Ceremonies:

  • 4.0 Grads: Silver Medals distributed at HHS Academic Awards on May 28th
  • Governor’s School for Arts Medallion
  • No other regalia items for School Clubs & Organizations are permissible per Chesapeake Public Schools Guidelines
  • No decoration on the cap is permitted





Order your Caps, Gowns, & Graduation Announcements!

Please use the links below to place your order online.

*Note, the above link will take parents and students to their custom Hickory home page, which will ensure they receive all things official like graduation announcements.  When going to without using the above link, parents and students will need to enter Hickory HS, Chesapeake, VA under “Shop my School” to once again ensure they will receive any official school items.  To shop all things grad excluding cap and gown, they will click the “Graduation” icon.  To shop for cap and gown, they will need to click “Make a Payment” on Hickory’s home page under  It is imperative that they first click on “Shop my School” and enter Hickory High School, Chesapeake, VA before shopping. *