Congratulations SAMi Grads!

SAMI Senior Information

Seniors will get their 8 free tickets (can purchase more for $5 each through June 13th)  on the afternoon of June 6th in exchange for the completed SAMi Senior Check Out Sheet.  Mentors will hand out the SAMi Senior Check Out Sheet in late May during Mentor Group.  Be sure to:

  • Have your cap, gown, tassel and stole hung up to get the wrinkles out (these will be distributed by Jostens and you must have a cap, gown, tassel and stole to participate in the ceremony), must come to the rehearsal just prior
  • Read the information of what you can and cannot bring into the ceremony at the Dome (info below) along with parking prices, etc.
  • Fill out your Senior Check Out Sheet and get the signatures to bring to the ELC afternoon of June 6th to get your graduation tickets


In-Person Event Information

Each graduate will receive 8 tickets. Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the school for $5 each. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Tacoma Dome the day of graduation, cash sales only. 

Dome security
Only clear bags are allowed inside the Tacoma Dome and all bags are subject to search. Read more about the Tacoma Dome's bag policy.

No weapons, helium-filled balloons, air horns, liquid string in aerosol cans, purses, or backpacks are permitted inside the Dome. 

Parking and public transportation

Parking costs $15.00 per vehicle, the fee is set and collected by the City of Tacoma. We ask that families carpool to the event to ensure there’s enough space for everyone in the parking lot. Graduates and attendees can park in lots A, F, G, C, and the LeMay Car Museum lot.

Parking lots D, E, and K are for attendees with disabilities and are van accessible. Vehicles utilizing accessible parking lots must display appropriate placard, tabs, or license plates. All Tacoma Dome lots are wheelchair accessible.

The Tacoma Dome is also served by bus and light rail service. Please visit Pierce Transit and Sound Transit for more information. 

Tacoma Dome Parking Map

Admission and seating
You may arrive up to 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Entrance is by ticket only. 

ADA-accessible seating will be available. People with disabilities will be able to sit with the group their graduate invited.

After graduation
After the ceremony, graduates will exit the Dome first. Guests will follow. Please find your graduate outside the Dome and exit the parking lot as quickly as possible so the next group of graduates and guests can begin their celebration. 

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Graduations will be broadcast here on our website and on the Tacoma Public Schools Facebook page. Follow our Facebook page to receive notifications when the graduation starts.

For those who need closed captions, you can watch the livestream on our district YouTube and at For local friends and family without internet service, ceremonies will be broadcast on KTPS TV Comcast Channel 26 or Click/Rainier Connect Channel 25.

SAMI Class of 2023 Graduation

Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m.

Tacoma Dome 
2727 E D St.
Tacoma, WA 98421

Ways to Celebrate


Share your photos and congratulations on social media using the hashtag #TPSGrad.

Graduation Photos

Download free candid photos from TPS photographers and/or purchase onstage photos from Lifetouch Photography. 

View photos

Download the Program

Follow along whether you're celebrating in-person or from home. 

Program coming soon!