The Commencement ceremony is an important and memorable ceremony. It represents the achievement of a goal that students, their families and their teachers have worked long and hard to reach. Proper decorum and respect for this tradition is required.According to UMASD School Board policy, only students who have met the requirements for graduation will be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony. Participation in the Commencement ceremony is a privilege. Students with serious disciplinary records and students who are in alternative placements may not be eligible to participate in the ceremony.