Thursday, April 25, 2019

Preparing for Your Graduation Ceremony May 2!

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T-Minus one week to celebrate your graduation! Ready to take part in Rio Salado’s May 2 commencement ceremony? Please refer to this event page for the latest details. 

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your big night.

The ceremony will take place at the Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85003. Students should arrive and register at the Comerica Box Office entrance door on 4th Ave beginning at 5:45 p.m. Lobby doors will open for guests at 6 p.m.

Caps, Gowns & Tassels 
Students can pick up their cap and gown between now and May 2 (before noon) at the Rio Salado headquarters in Tempe. For more information contact 480-517- 8540 or

Rio Salado 2019 grad badge

Grad Badge
Download and share your favorite grad badge. You have three options. This selection is trending as a favorite pick among Rio Wave grads.

Image of a smiling female grad in cap and gown

GradImages will take photographs of graduates receiving their diplomas and when they exit the stage. Proofs of these photos will be made available at and can also be purchased directly from GradImages by calling 800-261-2576. Please email inquiries to

We will post event photos in the coming weeks via our Facebook account. You are welcome to tag, download and share these photos.

Live Stream
The event will be available via live stream, courtesy of MCTV. Will will share that link with you soon!

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Share your stories, smiles and celebrations using #RioGrad #RioWaves or by using our Snapchat grad filter at Comerica Theatre on May 2.

We look forward to celebrating your big night with you! 

Way to Go #RioGrad Class of 2019!