Christopher Columbus High School

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

Commencement 2024

Caps Off to Success: Graduation for the Class of 2024

Attention seniors of the Class of 2024 and their families! We are thrilled to announce the details of our upcoming graduation events. The Christopher Columbus High School administration and graduation committee have carefully selected the dates, times, and locations for the following celebrations:
Graduation Rehearsals (Thursday, May 23rd & Friday, May 24th)
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 23rd – 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 24th – 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 23rd, 6 PM)
Location: Epiphany Catholic Church, 8235 S.W. 57 Avenue, Miami, FL 33143
  • Student formal 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 25th, 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 30th)
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 $20.24 to Mr. Kruczek. 
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Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Brotherhood, Faith, and Scholarship define the Marist Brothers Catholic education at Christopher Columbus High School.  By making Jesus Christ known and loved and creating an inspiring academic and extracurricular environment, we prepare young men for higher learning and a life-long commitment to leadership and service through Gospel and Marist values.

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.