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Important Dates For Seniors

4/3/24 – Prom Tickets - $95 – Breezeway before and after school

5/4/24 –6:00-11:00 PM – Prom – Hyatt Regency

5/7/24 – 5:00-8:00 PM – Senior Night – Cap and Gown pick-up - Cafeteria

5/17/24 – Graduation Rehearsal – 3:00 PM – Robarts Arena

5/18/24 – 9:30 AM - Graduation Ceremony – Robarts Arena

Senior Prom!!

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Time & Date: Saturday May 4th   6PM – 11PM


Location:  The Grand Ballroom – Hyatt Regency


Four course meal included! – Dinner will be served at 6:30 sharp, please make sure you are there when dinner is served!


Dress Code: 

  • Students are expected to dress appropriately for prom

  • Shorts, jeans, or t-shirts are not permitted

  • Students may not wear hats inside the dance

  • Guys must wear a dress jacket (tux, sports coat, etc.)

  • Girls must be modestly dressed

  • Students not dressed appropriately will not be admitted and their tickets will not be refunded


Dance Conduct:

  • Students are expected to follow all the rules as set forth in the student handbook

  • Anyone suspected of being under the influence will not be admitted to the dance and will be subject to a breathalyzer test, disciplinary action and/or arrest

  • All students and/or belongings are subject to search before entering the dance, No backpacks

  • Actions at the dance can and will result in disciplinary action at school i.e., suspension/Expulsion, forfeit participating in Graduation

  • Students will dance modestly with one another

  • Students are responsible for their guest and will be held responsible for their behavior


Personal Belongings:

  • Riverview High School and/or The Hyatt Regency of Sarasota are not responsible for any personal belongings that are lost or damaged during the event

  • All purses and bags will be subject to search before you are admitted to the dance



  • You are responsible for the conduct of your guest throughout the duration of the event. 

  • The Prom Court will be presented, and the King and Queen announced, at 9:00 PM sharp

  • The dance will end promptly at 11 PM, please make sure that you have a ride waiting for you no later than 11 PM.

  • Food will be served including hors d'oeuvres, salad, entrée, dessert, and late-night snack! 

  • Parking is available in the back of the Hyatt.  It is a very good idea to carpool to help avoid timely waits.  Valet Parking is also available at an additional charge.  Tips are customary.  

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Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34237

Date:  May 18th 

Time: 9:30 AM

*Graduates need to report to the Potter Building at 8:00 AM
*Parents can arrive at 8:30 AM

Tickets and Seating:

Tickets will be given out on Senior Night, May 7th from 5p.m.-8p.m. Only seniors that have purchased a cap/gown or a grad pack will be given tickets. Please bring ID with you when picking up your tickets. Tickets cannot be replaced if lost before graduation; once a graduate signs for his/her tickets, he/she is responsible for said tickets. Please keep your tickets in a safe place once picked up.

Caps and Gowns:


Buying a Cap and Gown:

To order a cap and gown, go to Herff Jones. There are several packages to choose from.  Some include graduation announcements, diploma frames and other class 2024 memorabilia.  Choose the package that best matches your needs. You do not need to purchase the Bare Essential package if you are buying your cap and gown. 

Borrowing a Cap and Gown:

If you are using a cap and gown from a past graduate, please purchase The Bare Essential package here.  This will cover your tassel, medallion, diploma cover, and walking fee.

If you have any questions regarding cap and gown and/or grad pack purchase, please email

Failure to buy the appropriate items for graduation will result in the forfeit of graduation tickets.


Graduation Rehearsal:


Location:  Robarts Arena3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237

Date:  May 17th  

Time: 3:00 PM


Graduation Day:


All young ladies and gentlemen of Riverview should arrive with their gown, cap and tassel.

Parents & Guest:

Doors will open at TBA  Guests, ages 3 and older, must have a ticket to enter, and we ask they be in their seats before TBA.  Seating is by ticket only and guests will not be allowed in the arena without a valid ticket. Late arrivals will not be allowed in the arena once the ceremony starts.  

Doors to Robarts Arena will close promptly at TBA   

1) The doors will remain closed until the end of the ceremony.  

2) Allow plenty of time to park and walk.  Traffic will be heavy.  Locked out is left out.  Please do not be late for this very important event.


Please be aware that your graduate could be seated in a different row/seat on graduation day than was originally assigned due to absentees and non-graduates. 


The program should last just under two hours.  Please make arrangements with your graduate to determine where you will meet after graduation with respect to the entrance of the arena. Balloons, noise-making devices and umbrellas are not permitted in the arena as they obstruct the viewing and hearing of the other guests.  If available, Riverview yearbooks will also be sold at graduation for $90.00.  A check can be made out to Riverview High School.


Cell Phones:


All cell phones must be on silent inside Robarts Arena.  




Young men and women of Riverview are required to wear business casual attire. (Such as: a white or light-colored dress shirt with an appropriate necktie, a dress, or a skirt and a blouse).  If wearing dress slacks students are also required to wear dark dress slacks, dark dress shoes, and dark socks.  Jeans, shorts, T-shirts, flip-flops, and sneakers are not allowed.  Shoes with low heels or flats are required (be aware of the steps and stage that you will have to negotiate).  


Note:  Failure to meet the dress code outlined above could result in the student being prohibited from participating in the graduation ceremony. Students will be checked for appropriate attire prior to being admitted into Robarts Arena.


Videos And Photographs:    


Please be considerate of all the graduates and the flow of the ceremony if taking your own photographs, keeping the aisles clear.  Graduation pictures can be taken in front of the complex. At the conclusion of the ceremony, please remain seated until all graduates have exited the arena.


The ceremony will be live streamed via YouTube. More details will be released the week of the ceremony.


All of us at Riverview High School are very proud of this special group of young men and women.  We expect great things from them in the future.  Let’s make this a special day to remember.  If your student does not plan to be at graduation, please advise Michele Fulmer by calling Riverview, 923-1484, Ext. 64241.

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