Graduation Ceremonies

for Arapahoe, Heritage and Littleton High Schools

May 23, 2020

Heritage High School – 9:00 a.m.
Doors Open – 8:00 a.m.
HHS Graduation Information to follow


Littleton High School – 1:00 p.m.
Doors Open – 12:00 p.m.
LHS Graduation Information to follow


Arapahoe High School – 5:00 p.m.
Doors Open – 4:00 p.m.
AHS Graduation Information to follow


DU Ritchie Center Information

Prohibited Items List

Facility Policies

Normal event food and drink (non-alcoholic) concessions will be available for purchase.

Graduation gifts will be available to purchase from vendors inside the venue.

Transportation and Parking

Students will be arriving to the Ritchie Center by bus. Please see each school's website for details regarding drop off time and location. 

Parking Information:
Please see the map below (click on the image to enlarge) marking the available FREE parking for Guests. These lots are marked in Green and are Lots C, 314, 103, 108, L and T. Additionally, ADA parking is available in Lots 311 and 401.

* It is advised you plan to arrive and park no sooner than 1.5 hours before the event. This allows time for the prior ceremony to end and guests to get to their cars and depart. 

Arrival & Seating

Doors will open one hour prior to the event.

Reserving large number of seats is prohibited and will be enforced by event security. There is ample seating available for all guests.

Why Did We Change Venues?
High School Graduation Moving to Ritchie Center, May 2019

Littleton Public Schools is pleased to announce that, beginning with the Class of 2019, Arapahoe High School, Heritage High School and Littleton High School will hold their graduation ceremonies at the Ritchie Center on the University of Denver campus. Each LPS high school will participate in separate graduation ceremonies, to be held at different times on a designated Saturday.  This years gaduation will be held on May 23, 2020.

The decision to move to a Saturday graduation indoors follows a year of conversation and inquiry. Many school districts choose to hold graduation ceremonies indoors on a Saturday because they share similar concerns. Concerns in LPS include annual worries that rain and lightning could force graduation to move inside a high school gym, severely limiting the number of family members who could attend; lack of adequate parking at the LPS Stadium; over-capacity crowds; and safety.

Moving graduation to a large, indoor venue on a Saturday offers many benefits to families:

  • Alleviates concerns about heat, lightning, rain or snow;
  • Will not have to limit the number of attendees due to limited seating;
  • Ample parking available;
  • Fewer athletic schedule conflicts and fewer national testing day conflicts for our graduates;
  • More convenient for out-of-town family members to travel to attend a Saturday ceremony.

Each high school will provide additional details for the Class of 2020 as they become available.

Options High School Graduation Ceremony
May 20, 2020

Heritage High School Theater

7:00 p.m.
*graduates arrive at 6:00 p.m.

Please contact Jenn Muller if you need additional information:
or 303-347-3583.

DVD Order Form
for Ritchie Center Graduations