Due to forecasted inclement weather, Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2022 will be held in the Waynesboro Area Senior High School Gymnasium and Oyer Auditorium on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm.


Please review the logistical information below and contact the WASHS office with any questions.

  • Those holding Yellow or White (handicapped) tickets will be seated in the gymnasium.
  • Those holding Blue tickets will be seated in the auditorium.
  • Parking is available at WASHS, WAMS, Summitview Elementary, and Clayton Avenue and anywhere along the Borough Streets near the high school.
  • Please do not park in the grass.
  • Handicapped parking (must have placard) is available in the A-level Event Entrance parking lot and in the lower section of the back parking lot.
  • Vehicles may pull into the A-level Event Entrance to drop off attendees; no parking without a handicapped placard.
  • Graduates should enter the building by 5:45 pm via the upper back doors facing the stadium. Family members will not be permitted to use this entrance. 
  • A-level doors will open at 5:30 pm for attendees. 
  • Attendees may use the A-level front entrance near the auditorium or the back entrance off of the lower level parking lot. Please note that the back entrance will close promptly at 6:30 pm when the ceremony begins.

Personal Items

  • Balloons may not be brought into the building.
  • We expect a full house so we ask that you limit bags and purses to those that will comfortably fit on your lap or under your seat.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the auditorium or gymnasium. Water is permitted in clear, plastic bottles with lids.
  • Please remember that state law prohibits the use of cigarettes, tobacco products, e-cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs on school property for all individuals. 
  • Per ADA guidelines and WASD policy, registered service animals, limited to dogs, are permitted; emotional support animals are not permitted. If you are bringing a service dog, please contact our building secretary (denise_mccleaf@wasdpa.org) so we can seat that individual appropriately. 

Other Information

The Commencement Group will be at WASHS to distribute pre-ordered items and also sell flowers and other graduation memorabilia. Only Credit Card Payments will be accepted on site.

Following the ceremony graduates will process from the gym to the cafeteria to pick up their final paperwork and diploma. After picking up their paperwork, graduates may leave to meet their family. Please coordinate an outside location to meet your graduate ahead of time!

Looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2022!