2022 BK Graduation Information

2022 BK Graduation Information

2022 Commencement
Bishop Kelly Class of 2022 Baccalaureate Mass – Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 PM at Saint Mark’s Catholic Church
Bishop Kelly Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony – Friday, May 27 at 7:00 PM on Nick Ysursa Field, gates open at 6:00 PM.

Additional friends and family members who cannot attend graduation in person will be able to watch the ceremony LIVE on the BK YouTube Channel. Use this link to tune in!

Watch BK 2022 Graduation LIVE!

Baccalaureate and Graduation Information

Each graduate in the Class of 2022 will receive 10 tickets for family to attend graduation in premium seats at Nick Ysursa Field. These premium seats will be on the grass, and in the center bleachers. These premium seats ensure that the families of our 232 graduates have the best sight lines to the stage.
Additional “General Admission” seating will be available on each end of the bleachers. General Admission seating is not reserved and will be on a first come first served basis.
There will be 100 family groups seated in the premium grass seats, and 130 family groups seated in the premium center bleachers. There isn’t a bad seat in the house
  • Only ticketed guests will be admitted into the premium seats.
  • Unticketed guests are welcome to sit in General Admission seating on a first come first served basis.
  • Graduates will receive their paper tickets with their Cap and Gown at Graduation practice on Thursday 5/26.

Thursday, May 26th

10:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.: Required Graduation Practice for Seniors. Seniors meet on BK’s Chuck Irvine Soccer and Lacrosse Field at 10:15 A.M.

11:45 AM – Cap and Gown Distribution, followed by lunch for the Class of 2022 provided by the Bishop Kelly Alumknights

6:15 P.M.: Campus Ministers report to St. Mark’s for Baccalaureate Mass

7:00 P.M.: Baccalaureate Mass at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Graduates will sit with their immediate families in the pews.
Please arrive by 6:45 PM.

Please Read the Section on Attire for Baccalaureate and Graduation

Friday, May 27th

6:00 P.M. (SHARP): ALL Seniors report to the Soccer Field. Gates will be open for guests to take their seats at 6:00 PM as well.

Please read the section on Attire for Baccalaureate and Graduation!

6:45 P.M.: Families should be in their seats. Graduate Procession will begin with “Ohh Ahh BK” BEFORE 7:00 P.M. 

7:00 P.M.: Ceremony Begins

Please do not take more than 2 programs per graduate at the entrance gate. Each graduate will have an additional program on their seat at graduation.

  • Each graduate in the Class of 2022 will receive 10 tickets for family to attend graduation in premium seats at Nick Ysursa Field. These premium seats will be on the grass, and in the center bleachers. These premium seats ensure that the families of our 230 graduates have the best sight lines to the stage.
  • Only guests with tickets will be allowed in the premium reserved seats.
  • Unticketed Guests are welcome to sit in General Admission Seating, located on each end of the bleachers, on a first come first served basis.
  • Graduates will receive 10 paper tickets at Graduation Practice on Thursday, May 26th.
  • Graduates will also receive their cap and gown at Graduation Practice on Thursday, May 26th.
  • We will have golf carts in the parking lot on Graduation day to assist anyone who needs help getting from their car to the stadium.
  • There will be overflow parking at The Children’s Therapy Place, east of the Varsity Softball field.
Student Attire for Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday best (no gown)
Gentlemen: Shirt, tie, dress pants and dress shoes
Ladies: Skirts/dresses, mass dress or slacks and dress shoes

Student Attire for Graduation

Dress: Wear cap, gown, hood and cords
Gentlemen: Shirt, tie, dress pants and dress shoes
Ladies: Skirts/dresses, mass dress or slacks and dress shoes

(Skinny heels are hard to walk in on the field. Wear wedge or sturdy shoes.)

BK Graduation Gown
  • The hood crest is in front as shown.  There is a small white collar in the bag, we do not use it.  Cords earned are in your bag, if there are questions, contact Mrs. Herrera. 
  • Take the gown out of the bag and hang it up overnight or for a few hours before wearing it. 
  • Students have already ordered their cap and gown, and the cost was included in Senior Fees paid last fall.

If your gown or cap does not fit, contact the front office on Friday 5/27 or bring it to Baccalaureate Mass for an exchange.  The Herff Jones representative will also be at graduation for last minute changes.

Decorated Caps

Students may decorate their graduation caps indicating the college/university, branch of military they will be attending, or other approved designation.  Decorated hats must be appropriate and may be replaced at the discretion of administration.  If your hat is the wrong size, please contact the front office (208) 375-6010, or stop by on Friday, 5/27 during school hours to exchange your cap.

As you transition to College, a few “housekeeping” items need to be completed. In June, you will no longer have any access to your BK email account or your Google drive.
  • Create a non-BK email account (if you don’t already have one)
  • Go to your College Board account and switch your email to a non-BK account
  • Go to your ACT account and switch your email to a non-BK account
  • Double check all college or university accounts – Colleges typically email letters to you through their organizational account. Make sure you follow all instructions that have been sent to you by the colleges for setting up these accounts. Please check these accounts regularly for information about admissions, financial aid, housing and more.
  • Keep your accounts and passwords in a safe location and share with an adult
  • Open your BK Drive – copy or share important papers, letters, and other information you would like to save. Share with your new email account.
  • Take time to clean up your computer. Organize your files and save what needs to be saved
  • Check your spam or junk folders for correspondence from colleges.
If you have problems figuring out how to set up a college account, please see your counselor or Ms. Klover in the counseling center. It is best to use a non-BK email account for all correspondence with colleges.
After making your final college decision, remember to contact all schools you have been admitted to thanking them and letting them know you have decided to enroll elsewhere.