Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Student Life

Commencement 2022

Commencement 2021

The Christopher Columbus High School administration and graduation committee has set the dates, times, and locations for the following Class of 2022 graduation events:
Graduation Rehearsals (Thursday, May 19th & Friday, May 20th)
For both days, all students are expected to arrive IN FULL UNIFORM AND CLEAN-SHAVEN no later than 7:45 am at the Columbus Gym for the Graduation ceremony practices. 
  • On Thursday, May 19th – students will receive an envelope with tickets for the Baccalaureate mass and the Graduation ceremony.  The envelope with the Graduation tickets will include all tickets allotted and requested.
  • On Friday, May 20th – Students will receive a bag with their gown, cap, and tassel.  These bags must only be opened at home so as not to lose any of the contents; THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENTS.  The GOWNS CANNOT BE IRONED, but should be hung to release any wrinkles.
Baccalaureate Mass (Thursday, May 19th, 6 PM)
Location: Epiphany Catholic Church, 8235 S.W. 57 Avenue, Miami, FL 33143
  • Student formal dress attire is recommended (suit, jacket, and/or tie)
  • Guest tickets are required to enter
  • Liturgy begins with faculty, administration, and celebrant procession
Graduation (Saturday, May 21st, 10 am)
Location: Watsco Center.  Doors open at 9 AM.  Graduates should arrive by 8:30 am.
  • Student formal attire is required: dress shoes, dark dress pants, white button-down shirt and tie, no jacket.
  • 8:30 am – graduating students must report to the designated gathering hall
  • 9:00 am – venue doors open to family members & guests
  • Guest tickets are required to enter   
  • 10:00 am – Commencement Ceremony begins
ITEMS PROHIBITED at the University of Miami, Watsco Center
The Center does not allow the following items in the arena:
  • Weapons, pepper spray/mace, flares, fireworks
  • Food, beverage, alcohol, cans, bottles, flasks, coolers, drugs, illegal substances
  • Pamphlets, product samples
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, helmets, chairs, beach balls
  • Laptop/Tablet computers, 2-way radios, laser pointers, flashlights
  • Balloons, permanent markers, spray paint
  • Noise making devices: air horns, drums, whistles, etc.
  • Bags, backpacks, briefcases, duffle bags larger than 14" X 14" x 6"
  • Signs/Flags/Banners/Posters: may not be larger than 11" X 17" or attached to a pole/stick
Senior BBQ (Thursday, May 26th)
Location: Christopher Columbus High School, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 
  • Diplomas, final transcripts, awards, and yearbooks will be distributed after lunch in the gym.
  • Students should remember to please bring their token donation of $20.22 to Mr. Kruczek. 
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Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.