We are excited to celebrate with the Class of 2020 at graduation TOMORROW, Saturday, June 27.

As a reminder:

Hempstead High School’s ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. (with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.)
Dubuque Senior High School’s ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. (with doors opening at 2:30 p.m.)


  • Please be sure to wear your tickets on lanyards so they can be easily seen.
  • If you have not picked-up your tickets during one of your school’s designated times, they will be available for pick-up beginning when the doors open for each ceremony at the Dalzell Field ticket office, located outside the East Gate.

Be sure to read the complete GRADUATION 2020 SAFETY PROTOCOLS shared by email and available online at www.dbqschools.org/graduation-safety.

We also ask that you pay particular attention to the following:


  • GRADUATES: Graduates should enter Dalzell Field through the South Entrance near the locker rooms.
    • They will be ushered directly to their seat on the field, which will be marked with their name.
  • GUESTS: Guests may enter Dalzell Field through the East, West and Visitor Gates, while observing social distancing guidelines.
    • Seating will be available in the home and visitor sections, as well as on the field level. PLEASE NOTE: The temperature at the field level is significantly hotter than in the bleacher sections. Please take this into account when selecting seats.
    • Guests of a graduate are expected to sit together in the same four-seat section.
    • Please notify an usher if you need accessible seating.
    • Bleacher seats marked with dots are AVAILABLE to sit in. Those marked off with black tape are NOT AVAILABLE to use.


  • Photography will only be allowed from guest seats.
  • Guests WILL NOT be allowed to move to the stage to take photos.
  • Each graduate will receive a high-resolution, printable professional photo at NO COST to the student.


  • Water fountains will NOT be available during the event.
  • Graduates and guests are encouraged to bring their own water.


Again, we ask that you review the full GRADUATION 2020 SAFETY PROTOCOLS. Thanks in advance for your cooperation in following the safety guidelines developed for this event.