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Graduation Live! returns for 15th year

Graduation Live 2024Friends and families of graduating Roanoke County seniors will be able to watch the pomp and circumstance of graduation on May 21 & 22 even if they can’t be in the stands in person.  Roanoke County Public Schools (RCPS) will provide award-winning live streaming coverage of graduation ceremonies with the 15th edition of Graduation Live

Graduation ceremonies will be streamed live via the Roanoke County Public Schools Web site at:, and will be available for on-demand playback at the same page shortly after the conclusion of live coverage.

“Not everyone is able to attend graduation in person.  Many students have family and friends who do not live in the Roanoke Valley, in Virginia or even in the United States.  We wanted to create an opportunity for those who could not attend graduation in person to be able to watch the ceremonies online,” said Roanoke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ken Nicely.

Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2024 are scheduled as follows:

May 21:

  • William Byrd High School:  2:30 p.m. (Salem Civic Center)
  • Cave Spring High School:  5:30 p.m. (Salem Civic Center)

May 22:

  • Northside High School:  2:30 p.m. (Salem Civic Center)
  • Hidden Valley High School:  5:30 p.m. (Salem Civic Center)
  • Glenvar High School:  7:00 p.m. (Highlander Stadium*)

*  In the event of inclement weather on May 22, the GHS graduation will be moved to the Salem Civic Center and will begin at 8 p.m.

Live online coverage will begin at approximately 2:15 p.m. each day.

RCPS first began livestreaming graduation ceremonies in 2010.  Since then, every graduation ceremony has been livestreamed except for 2020, which was a prerecorded ceremony due to the pandemic.  Previous graduation ceremonies dating back to 2017 are available for on-demand playback.  Over the years, Graduation Live! has received many awards from the Public Relations Society of America at the national, state and regional levels.