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Home District News UDHS Commencement - June 7, 2017


UDHS Commencement - June 7, 2017

UDHS Commencement - June 7, 2017

07 June 2017 | Published in: District News

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2017 will take place at the Tower Theater on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM.  Doors to the Theater will open at 8:00 AM for ticketed guests.  Each graduate will receive 2 tickets for the graduation ceremony.  Graduates will travel to the Tower Theater from UDHS.  They must report to homeroom by 7:30 AM and will be bused to the Theater. Graduates will not be bused back to the high school, though, and are responsible for their own transportation following the ceremony.

The graduation ceremony will be live streamed through the district website. In addition, it will be live streamed in two other locations:  The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, located at Upper Darby High School, and The Studio Movie Grill, located on 69th street two blocks from the Tower Theater.  Tickets are required for both locations.  Each graduate will receive 2 tickets for guests to view the graduation ceremony at the PAC at no charge.  For guests wishing to view the grauation ceremony from the Studio Movie Grill, advance reservations are required.  The Studio Movie Grill will open its doors at 8:00 AM and the ceremony will be shown in two theaters.  There will be a $2.00 per seat reservation fee required, but the fee will be donated to the UD After-Prom Committee by the Studio Movie Grill.  A brunch menu will be available for viewers at an additional charge.  To reserve tickets at the Studio Movie Grill, please click here.  You may also visit the SMG box office in person in advance or on the morning of commencement to purchase seats.

Update:  As of the afternoon of June 6th, all available seats for the Studio Movie Grill have been reserved and the link to reserve seating is no longer active.  If any available seats remain at the start of the ceremony on June 7th, those tickets may be purchased at the box office.

Diplomas will be handed out iat the Studio Movie Grill between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM on June 7th.  Graduates must show their graduation caps in order to recieve diplomas. Anyone not picking up a diploma immediately after the ceremony may visit Upper Darby High School on June 8th or 9th instead.

This year's commencement speakers will be:

Maria DiPietro - "Graduation Welcome"

Jess Torres - "Conquering the Impossible"

Therese Mathew - "This is Not the End"


Their speeches will be available to read on the website on the day of commencement.  Also available on the day of commencement will be the 2017 Graduation Edition of The Royal Scroll.  This special edition of The Royal Scroll will highlight the accomplishments of the Class of 2017 and serve as a wonderful keepsake.  For a printable copy of the 2017 Graduation Edition of The Royal Scroll, please contact the Media Services Office at 610-622-7000 x2317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Click here to view the Special Graduation Edition of The Royal Scroll.

You can also order a commemorative DVD of the graduation ceremony.  The Media Services Office of Upper Darby School District will be recording the ceremony and producing DVD keepsakes of the 2017 Commencement Exercises.  To order a copy of the DVD, please click here to download the order form.  Then mail the order form and a check for $15.00 made out to The Upper Darby School District to:  Media Services Office, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.  DVDs will be mailed within two weeks of graduation.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

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