OSS Ninth Annual Commencement June 27, 2024


Grad Gowns please visit the Guidance Office is you still need to order a cap and gown.

Cap and Gown Form.pdf



School Crest

 Commencement Information 2024

2:30 - 4:30 pm

Arrive at 1:30 pm for pictures

Parking at Lakehead University, a shuttle bus will be available



2023-24 Grads

Orillia Secondary School Commencement / Graduation

Rotary Place, Orillia

June 27, 2024

What will you wear?

This is easy! All graduates wear black gowns and caps. They have a great appearance and save the expense of a new outfit.

We will be ordering "Souvenir Packages" this year, which means that students will keep both the cap and gown.

Graduation gowns and caps are available for order starting in January 2024! Please log onto school cash online to place your order and indicate your sizing.  Please see the Guidance Office if you need a paper copy of the form.


No jeans please! This is a formal occasion and we expect our grads to be dressed appropriately.

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Seating is plentiful but parking is limited at Rotary Place. Please consider transportation options and be sure to park in designated areas.

If you will require assistance being seated, please contact the guidance office at (705) 329-4537, ext. 42262.

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What to do on Commencement day:

Students arrive at Rotary Place by 1:30 p.m. to be grouped for processional purposes.

Ceremony begins at 2:30 pm, the commencement usually lasts two hours.


Please remember to send thanks for any awards or scholarships that you have received and check your folder for cheques.


Ontario Scholars

If the average of six of your final grade 12 marks is 80% or higher, then you are an Ontario Scholar. Although there is no monetary reward attached to being an Ontario Scholar, it is a very impressive achievement.

A reminder to Potential Graduates:
In order to graduate you need the following:

* To have achieved 30 credits (18 compulsories and 12 optional)
* To have completed 40 community service hours
* To have passed the OSSLT (Literacy Test) or the OLC course.

Check to make sure that you are on track to achieve all of the Diploma requirements.