Entering the Alaska Airlines Arena

Entrances on the North and South side of the arena will be open for parents and guests.

Graduates should enter the lower level of the arena near Husky Stadium (watch for signs directing graduates down the ramp on the south side of the arena).

  • 12:30 pm- Newport High School (graduates arrive @ 11:45, doors open for families admitted @12:00)
  • All guests and graduates will be subject to a bag search. Prohibited items include
    • firearms,
    • weapons,
    • alcohol,
    • balloons*,
    • noise makers and
    • open drink containers (water bottles*, etc.)
  • *Balloons will be held at the entrance for pick up after the ceremony.
  • Sealed (unopened) water bottles are allowed. Empty reusable bottles are allowed. Water fountains are available on the arena concourse. Water dispensers and cups will be available on the lower level for graduates.
  • Hearing devices will be available for pick up in front of the Hall of Fame on the concourse. There are ample hearing devices and no need to reserve a device.
  • Ushers will be stationed on the concourse. Please ask an usher for assistance locating available ADA seating and restrooms.
  • COVID Guidelines will be announced in June. They will follow the State of Washington and King County requirements at that time.


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The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.